Beyond the MetroABQ: Salinas Pueblo Mission Ruins

Beyond the MetroABQ: Salinas Pueblo Mission Ruins
by Chris Lucas

Near Mountainair, New Mexico, sits some of the coolest ruins in the country. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument consists of three Spanish Missions amid numerous Pueblo Ruins: Gran Quivira, Abo Ruins & Quarai Mission. Read More


MetroABQ Newsletter -- January

MetroABQ Newsletter -- January
by Chris Lucas


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El Vado Rehabilitation: The Historic Motel Complex Reimagined

El Vado Rehabilitation: The Historic Motel Complex Reimagined
by Chris Lucas

The El Vado Motel has had an eventful 80+ year history so far...Restaurants, shops, the refurbished motel & public gathering/convention spaces are bringing the historic property into the next 80 years... Read More


Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm
by Chris Lucas

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Los Ranchos de ABQ Garden Tour -- Architecture Images

Los Ranchos de ABQ Garden Tour -- Architecture Images
by Chris Lucas

The above garden & the trumpet vine garden below, surround a remarkable Spanish Pueblo Revival adobe home, complete with a latilla-covered portale & an elevated veranda, among other classic Spanish Pueblo Revival features. Read More


A Milo Crawford-Built North Valley Adobe Home on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac

A Milo Crawford-Built North Valley Adobe Home on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac
by Chris Lucas
1917 Apple Lane NW, MetroABQ NM 87104

1917 Apple Lane NW, MetroABQ NM 87104


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MetroABQ Architecture & Design Studio Tour

MetroABQ Architecture & Design Studio Tour
by Chris Lucas

architectural-support-beamAnother part of the 516 Arts On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design Architecture & Design Studio Tour was led by architect Cory Greenfield of Entropic Industries and co-curator Katya Crawford of Westbund West Design; both teach at UNM. Greenfield used to work for internationally-recognized Architect Antoine Predock, who designed the New Urbanist adobe community of La Luz along the river on the west side. That liaison is interesting, as Greenfield is remodeling a Leon Watson adobe home in Old Town. Watson Adobes, most built in the late 1940’s, had small, compartmentalized rooms to save heat. Greenfield’s home was part of the tour, and we were amazed upon entering: the now large living room occupied the entire front of the house, and the kitchen-to-dining room spaces were open to the living area, creating a contemporary Great Room design. Watson ceilings were often filled with soil for insulation above the viga beams and latilla panels; to support the more expansive ceiling, Greenfield installed a structural steel beam for added support, seen above. Read More