los-poblanos-gaw-meemNM has some notable Spanish Pueblo Revival architects. John Gaw Meem is probably among the most prominent. From Wikipedia: (John Gaw Meem) “is best known for his instrumental role in the development and popularization of the Pueblo Revival style. Meem is regarded as one of the most important and influential architects to have worked in New Mexico.” Although Meem was based in Santa Fe and created numerous icons there–the La Fonda Hotel and Santa Fe County Courthouse for example–Meem also designed dozens of very important buildings in the MetroABQ area, including Los Poblanos in Ranchos de Albuquerque, the ABQ Little Theatre, and the Jonson Home and (currently) Gallery near the University. Below are a few photos of the Zimmerman Library, one of numerous building he designed for the UNM campus.

 

Above: Main entrance to Zimmerman Library has prominent corbels atop—in this case–concrete beams. Also notice the front-west courtyard with viga beams in the foreground, and the stacked upper floors of the library in the background. Notice the latillas. Latillas are peeled sticks used as a traditional ceiling material, laid between beams or vigas. Also in that image are traditional punched tin lanterns, also Pueblo Revival style.

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