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Applause: AIA-NM architectural awards

The American Institute of Architects’ New Mexico chapter has announced the winners of its 2021 elevAte Design & Honor Awards. The winners are:

Edie Cherry

– 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award: Edith Cherry, FAI





Kristina Yu

– 2021 Educator of the Year: Kristina Yu, AIA






Tamara Begay

2021 Young Architect Award: Tamara Begay, AIA







– 2021 Firm of the Year: Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Honor: Distinguished Architecture

The UNM McKinnon Center for Management. (Steve Maylone via AIA-NM)

McKinnon Center for Management

FBT Architects/Bora Architects

Contractor: McCarthy Construction

Owner: University of New Mexico

Merit: Distinguished Architecture

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. (Patrick Coulie via AIA-NM)

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

NCA Architects

Contractor: Thompson Construction, Inc.

Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools in conjunction with the Museum of Natural History & Science

Merit: Distinguished Architecture

Montessorio of the Rio Grande Charter School (Don Dudley/Thompson Construction/Patrick Coulie via AIA-NM)

Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School

G. Donald Dudley Architect, Ltd.

Contractor: Thompson Construction, Inc.

Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools

Merit: Urban & Regional Planning

Country Club Plaza. (Patrick Coulie via AIA-NM)

Country Club Plaza

Mullen Heller Architecture P.C.

Contractor: Insight Construction

Owner: Rembe Urban Design & Development

Merit: Unbuilt Design Award

A digital rendering of Arroyo Del Oso Elementary architectural design. (Courtesy of AIA-NM)

Arroyo Del Oso Elementary

Jon Anderson Architecture

Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools

Merit: Interior Architecture

Opuntia Cafe. (Courtesy of AIA-NM)

Opuntia Café

Owner — Designer — Craftsman: Jeanna Ginke & Todd Spitzer

Architect: Michael J. Krupnick, Krupnick Studio LLC

Contractor: Ken Wilt, Bosque Contracting and Construction

Citation: Component Architecture

A row of heaters and dining areas line the rooftop of Hotel Chaco. (Eric Haskins via AIA-NM)

Hotel Chaco Rooftop Heaters

Eric Haskins, AIA

Contractor: Taycar Enterprises, Inc.

Owner: Heritage Hotels and Resorts

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