Albuquerque’s Modernist Architecture

Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Albuquerque Civic Auditorium c. 1957

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2 pm, speaker Thea Haver, founder of a new local organization Modern Albuquerque LLC, will describe aspects of Albuquerque’s modernist architecture and mid-century culture. She will also describe how Modern Albuquerque LLC conducts its research, why Albuquerque’s recent past matters, and where the organization is directing its focus.

Albuquerque’s modernist designs reflect the optimism and innovation of the city’s recent past. Albuquerque experienced a period of explosive growth in the 1950s and ’60s, leading to the expansion of the city and the construction of residential and commercial structures that deviated from traditional New Mexican architectural styles.

The program will be held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is also free.

Photo of Thea Haver, Director of Modern Albuquerque LLC

Thea Haver is Director of Modern Albuquerque LLC, where she is responsible for the operation of the organization including research, partnership development, program design, events, publicity, photography, and project management. Thea has been the Director of Education at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and worked extensively at the Maryland Science Center as an Exhibit Manager and performing Outreach Specialist.

Postcard of R66 in Albuquerque