Sunday, May 22, 2011

AIA Home and Commercial Building Tour

Images from some of the buildings showcased during the annual American Institute of Architects tour on 5/22.

Next Gen Academy at Del Norte High School.

Artists studio on Carlisle near Gibson.

Canopy at home in Spruce Park.

Green roof on Court of Appeals building in UNM North Campus.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Martinez Embraces Lowest Common Denominator

Why lead? Governor pushes rollback of energy efficiency standards for new homes and commercial buildings.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Inspired Design

Timeless architecture of Chaco Canyon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day Huning Highland Tour Pt. 3

Hotel Parq Central rooftop deck looking north.

Looking west.

More west.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Huning Highland Tour Pt. 2

The Lofts at ABQ High developer Rob Dickson leads tour.

Inside a unit; original chalkboard on back wall.

Original gym floor; section of original bleachers visible in back.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Huning Highland Tour Pt. 1

Just south of Hotel Parq Central lies the crazy, quirky Albuquerque Press Club.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fan of "The Plan"

I attended Mayor Berry's presentation about the The Plan last night at the Albuquerque Art and History Museum. I was more than impressed by his approach (pragmatic, researched, open minded) and vision. I encourage all to catch one of these public events.

Pictured: Proposed 50-mile bike loop (blue represents current gaps in system).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From Blight to Right

Landscaping, and of course Hotel Parq Central, transforms area west of I-25/Central.