top of page
June 8, 2023 Monthly Meeting.jpg

Monthly Chapter Meetings

The monthly meeting of the Chapter features presentations of interest to the architectural profession.


Thursday October 12, 2023
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
The Kitchen Table
313 Camino Alire

AIA-Santa-Fe_RED-BLACK_CMYK 6.24.23.jpg


Contemporary Design Rooted In
New Mexico: the Case of the UNM Campus


The University of New Mexico’s 100 year history of Spanish Pueblo Revival architecture has created one of the strongest campus identities in the U.S, ranging from the classic historicism of Zimmerman Library (1934) to such contemporary interpretations of the campus idiom as Pearl Hall (2007).

Yet construction of four white modernist buildings in the three years leading up to the COVID pandemic has seriously undermined our unified campus identity. This session will survey the evolution of this campus regional revival architectural (which parallels Santa Fe), and current efforts to revive the campus design review process and develop guidelines for an appropriate Contemporary New Mexico style.

Chris Wilson
Regents Professor of Landscape Architecture, Emeritus
Chris Wilson #3 9.17..jpg

Regents Professor of Landscape Architecture, Chris Wilson, is the former J.B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies and founding director of the UNM Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, and served as president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, an international organization focused on the study and preservation of everyday buildings and cultural landscapes.


Since retiring from full time teaching in mid-2018, Wilson continues to advise students, and to teach the History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (LA 461/561) and a study abroad course in Paris each May, French Landscape and Urban Design (LA 411/511). He is also at work on a monograph about the leading architecture and urban design film, Moule and Polyzoides.

Course Number: SF2309

Credit Designation:

1.0 LU

bottom of page