A LIVING PROJECT: Take a virtual tour of our state’s important and distinctive architectural sites. Keep returning as more locations are added frequently. If you enjoy the guide and want to continue supporting the addition of new sites and publications, please consider making a donation using the donate button above.

About the Guide

For more than 30 years, the New Mexico Architectural Foundation has supported architectural excellence and education of the state’s outstanding architectural resources. The Foundation first created a version of this guide several years ago to feature important or distinctive architectural sites – this website offers an expanded and renewed Guide to New Mexico Architecture.

THIS IS A LIVING PROJECT. Initial sites are focused on the Albuquerque area, however, more sites will be added from across the state overtime.

Many sites that comprise this Guide are commercial or public sector sites and open for visits during business hours.  Private residences and secure sites may not be open for visits. Please respect the access restrictions as indicated and owner’s privacy.

The Foundation assembled a team of experts in architectural education and design to identify the sites and research the information featured in this Guide; it has has sole responsibility for the content. Committee members are all volunteer.

Using the Guide

  • Search the Guide – Short-cut search options for locating sites by Architectural Style, Historical Period, and Function. where the print font size indicates the number of projects of that type.
  • Guide Sites – The catalog of sites featured in the Guide listed by order of insertion. Click on the site title or the photograph to open the project description.
  • Maps – A link to a standard Google Map view of Albuquerque.

All images and textual descriptions are protected by copyright as indicated. Permission to use images for any other purpose must be secured from the copyright holder, not the Foundation.

Guide Committee Members

Edith Cherry, FAIA, ASLA – Architecture Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico Partner Emerita, Cherry/See/Reames Architects, PC. Edie was educated at Rice University and received her architecture license in 1968. In 1972, she moved to Albuquerque to teach architecture at UNM where she taught for 28 years. In 1977, she co-founded the firm of Cherry/See Architects, now Cherry/See/Reames Architects, PC. Edie’s role in the Guide has been to research and draft the architectural story of each site.

D. James See, AIA – Partner Emeritus, Cherry/See/Reames Architects, PC. Jim majored in architecture at UNM and received his license in 1976. In 1977, Jim co-founded the firm of Cherry/See Architects, now Cherry/See/Reames, Architects. Jim was the principal responsible for design and construction phases of projects. Beginning in college, Jim became a true amateur (lover of) photography. He contributed the majority of the photos for the Guide. 

Kenneth L. Hartke – Retired City Planner, Historian, Researcher Ken has a Bachelors of History and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri. His career was in planning, city and state; and criminal justice research and legislation. As a historian his focus has been on archival research, local and Latin American history, and tracing pioneer trails. He is a published writer, poet, and photographer. Ken retired to New Mexico in 2013. 

Audra Bellmore – PhD, Curator, John Gaw Meem Archive of Southwestern Architecture, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico. Professor at the University of New Mexico.

Cara McCulloch 

David Vaughn

Anne Taylor – PhD, celebrated for her long-standing career developing relationships between architectural design and K-12 education. After earning her MA and PhD at Arizona State University, Taylor joined the Art Education Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Throughout her career, Dr. Taylor collaborated with architects, designers, engineers, planners, government agencies, schools and universities, teachers, students, parents, and communities in the United States and internationally to create innovative learning spaces for young children. This cooperative working style was honored by the AIA award for Collaborative Achievement in 2019.

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