Wednesday - February 22, 2017 AIA NM Legislative Day at the Roundhouse February 7th was declared New Mexico Architects Day by the New Mexico Senate

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Wednesday - February 22, 2017


AIA NM Legislative Day at the Roundhouse

February 7th was declared New Mexico Architects Day by the New Mexico Senate with the reading and passage of Senate Memorial 53. Senator Joseph Cervantes read the memorial from the floor of the senate while many AIA New Mexico architects stood by. The complete text of the memorial is here. The AIA New Mexico Architects Day at the Roundhouse started with an early morning gathering at the office of AIA Santa Fe, the architects then met at the Roundhouse with AIA New Mexico Lobbyist J. D. Bullington before spreading out to talk with their senators and representatives to discuss the legislative goals of AIA New Mexico before the start of the Senate Session. A lunch and debriefing session was held to close out a successful day at the Roundhouse. AIA New Mexico looks forward to making this event an annual occurrence; it’s clear architects in New Mexico have much to offer and our representatives are listening.

AIA New Mexico annually prepares a Legislative Agenda that is distributed to each senator and representative and the governor’s office. It lays out in broad terms our Advocacy Mission, Beliefs and Policy Positions, and the major issues supported by AIA New Mexico. We look forward to continuing to be the advocacy voice for architects in New Mexico.


NMBEA Announces the 2017 Broadly Experience Architect Plan for Reciprocal Licensure

At the NMBEA board meeting on February 3, 2017, the final policy of the board was announced for the NMBEA Broadly Experienced Architect Pathway to Licensure. The program will be in place for the calendar year 2017 only, and applications will be accepted up to December 31, 2017. AIA New Mexico has actively lobbied the NMBEA to establish this program and we wish to thank Jim Satzinger for heading up the team of architects who worked hard to guide this to fruition. All requirements are spelled out on the NMBEA website

NCARB is also available as a path to licensure for broadly experienced architects and will be the only option available starting January 1, 2018.


Two AIA New Mexico Architects to become FAIA’s

New Mexico now has two new members of the AIA College Fellows. Mark Rohde and Isaac Benton were appointed to fellowship and will be officially invested at Architecture ’17 in Orlando in April. They join a distinguished group of New Mexico architects who have received this high professional honor. Our hearty congratulations to them.

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New Mexico Architecture Magazine Now Online

New Mexico Architecture was published bi-monthly by AIA New Mexico between 1959 and 1991. Copies of the magazine have been digitized and are being provided for research and educational purposes at At this time Volume 1 and the first part of Vol. 2 are available. More volumes will be available in the near future. The magazine served as the official publication of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was intended to be a communications medium for members, and also a vehicle to establish a close relationship between the Architects of New Mexico and the public.

AIA New Mexico wishes to thank the individuals at the University of New Mexico whose assistance helped to make this project a reality:

Michael T. Kelly, Associate Dean, Scholarly Research, Special Collections and The Center for Southwest Research, UNM Zimmerman Library,
Kevin J. Comerford, Director, Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communications, UNM Zimmerman Library,
Amy S. Jackson, Performing & Digital Arts Librarian, UNM Fine Arts & Design Library.