2015 Architectural Tour: Landmarks of the Española Valley

October 24, 2015 marks the 28th year that the Foundation will host its renowned architectural tour, and this year the Landmarks of Española Valley will be the main attraction. The featured location of the tour will be El Mision Santa Cruz de la Cañada, the largest of the Spanish Colonial period churches in New Mexico. Completed … Continue reading 2015 Architectural Tour: Landmarks of the Española Valley

2008 Architectural Tour Revisited: Bandelier National Monument

  In 2008, the New Mexico Architectural Foundation conducted its annual tour in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In addition to a visit to the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, participants toured CCC Historic District at Bandelier National Monument. Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 … Continue reading 2008 Architectural Tour Revisited: Bandelier National Monument

Developing a plan to revitalize a community’s unique assets

After its architectural tour of Truth or Consequences on Oct. 25, the Foundation hosted a presentation in Albuquerque on Dec. 16 with Consensus Planning Principal, Jacqueline Fishman, AICP, who was the lead consultant and planner for the City of Truth or Consequences’ Downtown Master Plan. Some who attended her presentation had participated the October tour, … Continue reading Developing a plan to revitalize a community’s unique assets

Local leaders speak to preserving the architectural heritage of Truth or Consequences

The Foundation’s daylong tour of Truth or Consequences on Oct. 25 concluded with a panel discussion at the Geronimo Springs Museum. The four panelists were Main Street director Linda DeMarino, museum board member Ann Welborn, city commissioner Steve Green, and Sea Properties, Ltd. owner Sid Bryan. Roy Hertweck, Architectural Foundation member and planning director of Sandia … Continue reading Local leaders speak to preserving the architectural heritage of Truth or Consequences

Tour participants gain new perspective of Truth or Consequences

Nearly 40 members of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation visited Truth or Consequences on Saturday, Oct. 25 to learn more about the community and historic architecture of the town. Each year the Architectural Foundation hosts a daylong tour with the purpose of increasing public understanding and appreciation of the state’s diverse architecture. This was the 27th … Continue reading Tour participants gain new perspective of Truth or Consequences

Foundation’s 2014 tour of Truth or Consequences will feature historic architecture and community

For 27 years, the Annual Architectural Tour has been our main event. Each tour has enacted our mission to stimulate public understanding and appreciation of New Mexico’s architecture. The Foundation’s tours have always been about bringing together people interested in our built environment – both non-architects and architects enjoy a day’s worth of New Mexico … Continue reading Foundation’s 2014 tour of Truth or Consequences will feature historic architecture and community

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month

Preservation partners across New Mexico recognize May as Heritage Preservation Month with tours, celebrations and special events. The New Mexico Architectural Foundation is pleased to sponsor this year’s Preservation Month poster, which features the Gila Cliff Dwellings in Grant County. During May, the Historic Santa Fe Foundation is hosting an exhibit that celebrates 20 years of the … Continue reading Celebrating Historic Preservation Month

2011 Architectural Tour Revisited: Mid-Century Modern

  As is typical with each New Mexico Architectural Foundation tour, participants gathered on a crisp Saturday morning in late October. In 2011, the focus was Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Albuquerque. The tour was informed by Edna Heatherington Bergman’s thesis, The Fate of Architectural Theory in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Buildings of Four Decades, 1920-1960, which provided … Continue reading 2011 Architectural Tour Revisited: Mid-Century Modern

Spring is here. Time to enjoy a self-guided architectural tour

It’s official. Spring has arrived. What a great reason to get out and enjoy some enchanting sites on foot or bicycle. Driving is an option too! The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau has assembled a number of handy printable guides that provide insight to the city’s neighborhoods and historic architecture. Consider using these guides to … Continue reading Spring is here. Time to enjoy a self-guided architectural tour