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RMKM Working with Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic's southern New Mexico SpacePort America is an exciting tenant improvement project for RMKM.
Isleta Tribal Complex featured in New Mexico Magazine
New Mexico Magazine featured the Isleta Tribal Complex project as a reinterpretation of our state's vernacular design traditions. Read the full article here:
ABC Library Grand Opening
Hundreds of community members and city leaders turned out for the grand opening! See a time-lapse video of its construction below.
ABC Library Time Lapse Construction on YouTube
UNM's Sandoval Regional Medical Center is a 2013 Guardian of Excellence award winner
Press Ganey Associates, the healthcare industry's leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience recognized SRMC with the Guardian of Excellence award. Read the full article here:
AIA Albuquerque awards Sandia Pueblo Police Headquarters a Merit Award
Sandia Pueblo Police Headquarters was one of only two Merit Award-winning projects at the annual AIA Albuquerque awards banquet. For a full list of winners, read the article here:
The UNM Gallup Technology Center and Classroom Building has received an AIA New Mexico Honor Award
A student jury from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning also awarded the project an Honor Award. The Albuquerque Journal's Business Outlook featured an article outlining all of the AIA NM Award recipients. Read the full article here:
Bob Mallory receives the 2012 AIA Lifetime Achievement Award
At the 2012 AIA Albuquerque Awards banquet, our own Bob Mallory was honored for his lifetime of esteemed service to the architectural community that continues still today.
RMKM to be showcased in an exhibit at the UNM School of Architecture.
The School of Architecture and Planning Alumni Association selected works submitted by UNM Alum to be showcased in an exhibit titled After UNM: Built and Un-Built Work of SA+P Alumni that will run through November. RMKM's UNM Gallup Technology Center and Classroom Building was selected for inclusion.
RMKM Hosts a UNM Architectural Professional Practice Class
As they did last year, Don and Jim gave a tour of the RMKM studio and held an informal lecture/discussion for the graduate level architectural students. In addition to traditional topics like accounting, marketing, and contracts as they relate to the design profession, this year's class included a discussion about how diverse the skill set of an architectural graduate can be, and all of the potential career options there are for graduates aside from traditional roles in architecture firms.
APS Matheson Park Elementary's Celestial Hall Showcased
RMKM designed Celestial Hall at APS Matheson Park Elementary is showcased as a High Performance School by APS Facilities Design and Construction. We love being a part of helping schools achieve their missions: "Celestial Hall has been described as dazzling, magnificent, novel, magical, and even simply a happy building. All the better to learn by." Read the full article here:
Renovations and additions to McKinley County Justice Complex are underway.
"Have never worked with a better firm!" Ruth M. Dygert, Facilities Manager for the State of New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts, said of RMKM. RMKM, in association with LAM Corp, is currently overseeing construction for the complex, due to open summer 2013.
Construction for Albuquerque Museum Phase II has begun!
The museum will be fully up and running again Spring 2013.
2012 Jeff Harnar Citation of Merit
The Thornburg Foundation's design jury awarded UNM Gallup's Technology Center + Classroom Building a Jeff Harnar Citation of Merit. Read more about the awards ceremony at:
New Mexico Business Outlook Headline: "ABQ architecture firm snares top honors"
The Albuquerque Journal's Business Outlook honors RMKM Architecture along with other local firms who received AIA Albuquerque 2011 Design Awards. Read the article online:
UNM Gallup Student Services and Technology Center Open for Business
Two hundred-plus visitors attended the official dedication of the UNM-Gallup Student Services and Technology Center, including Paul McCollum, one of the original founders of the college. Read the write-up in the UNM Gallup news here:
Photographer Kirk Gittings releases Video of the Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Services Complex 'Jacal' Construction
Las Cruces Fire & Police Station Breaks Ground
City officials will launch the $13.9m project that is expected to be finished in June 2016.
Adobe Acres Kindergarden Awarded LEED Gold
LEED Gold awarded to Adobe Acres Kindergarden in Albuquerque's South Valley
Albuquerque Museum's Phase II Renovation receives the NAIOP Eagle Award
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, awarded the Albuquerque Museum Phase II Renovation the Eagle Award of Excellence at the NM Chapter's annual awards banquet.
The Isleta Tribal Services Complex featured on the NM Architectural Foundation Tour
The tour, 'Respecting a Community's Architectural Heritage' encompasses new and historic landmarks of Isleta Pueblo. For more details on the NM Architectural Foundation:
The City of Bloomfield Police Headquarters / Municipal Court / MVD has received an AIA New Mexico Citation of Merit
Southwest Capital Bank featured in the Albuquerque Journal
The Southwest Capital Bank, which broke ground on Central Ave this month, was featured in the Albuquerque Journal. The Bank is located on the site of the old Huning Castle Apartments - an exciting addition to the Central corridor. HB Construction was the contractor for this project. Read the full article here:
Breaking Bad films at two buildings designed by RMKM for Season 5.
Because it is filmed in New Mexico, perhaps the best part of watching AMC's Breaking Bad for us locals is recognizing the sites where scenes are filmed. For all you diehard Breaking Bad fans (we include ourselves in that group!) that swanky loft in Houston in Episode 2 was the Rohde Residence designed by RMKM in 2006. And that police station in Episode 1...was none other than RMKM designed APD's Northwest Area Command, which opened in 2011!
At a lively ceremony, UNM's Alumni Association and President unveiled of the "U" at UNM's Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Designed by RMKM, the new 12 foot tall cast bronze U will be lit after football victories and for special events, and revives a tradition dating back to the 1920's when a "U" sat on the roof of Hodgin Hall. For more of the history of the original U:
For more on the new U:
Albuquerque Art Museum, its addition designed by RMKM, hosts the 2012 APS Education Foundation's "A is for Art" Gala and Auction.
The Gala allows student artists in APS to showcase their work, and proceeds from the auction go to the artists, the Foundation and the APS Fine Arts Department. RMKM will always be an advocate for all arts to be a part of public education, and we are proud that a space we designed was used to celebrate student art! Click on the image above to view scenes from the event, posted by APSinMotion.
Bob Mallory, AIA and Don P. Shlegel, FAIA celebrate 10 years of leadership at RMKM.
We honored their lifetime contributions to architecture in New Mexico and showed our deep appreciation for the mentorship and leadership they bring to RMKM with a BBQ for them, their families, and the RMKM team.
The Isleta Tribal Services Complex received a Justice Facilities Review Award of Excellence Merit from AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.
The TSC is the only building in New Mexico to receive this particularly high recognition of judicial and public safety design. Read more at:
2012 Jeff Harnar Citation of Merit
The Thornburg Foundation's design jury awarded the Isleta Tribal Services Complex a Jeff Harnar Citation of Merit. Read more about the awards ceremony at:
Mark and Louvenia presented at this year's School & College Building Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Their presentation consisted of two case studies of key buildings on two uniquely New Mexican campuses: The Bosque School (6-12) and UNM Gallup Technology Center & Classroom Building (higher ed). The discussion explored how a highly collaborative programming approach and strong client vision, at both levels of education, challenged the paradigm of both campus' traditional institutional facilities.
The Triple Play
When done right collocation can be a very effective strategy for improving operations and services, while saving considerable money.
Fire Chief magazine ran an article by Don May on collocation of public safety facilities.
UNM student awarded David Keller Memorial Travel Scholarship
Graduate student Nara Shedd received the 2011 scholarship to support travel and research in India.