School of Architecture and Planning (George Pearl Hall), University of New Mexico

Antoine Predock
2008





This five-story building of earth-colored concrete has more than 100,000 square feet and houses a library, studios, instructional spaces, and offices. Although it is clearly a modern building with cantilevered walls and extensive glass curtain walls, it also works harmoniously with the Pueblo Revival architecture that dominates the campus.

The front (south) seen from the east (left image) and from the west (right image)

The long side (south) faces Central Avenue, part of the historic Route 66. It is also a new face for the south edge of the campus and at the far end (west) of this building, an entrance sign signals the beginning of the university.
 
 
Heavy concrete walls facing Central Avenue contrast with glazed studio areas. Various sources have compared the powerful front wall to the towering sandstone cliffs of Canyon de Chelly.
 

The west end with the entrance signage

 

The west entrance and the two-story white slab wall above the entrance door which is used as a projection screen

 

Views from the northwest

 

Views of the long north side

 

Views of the east end and from the southeast




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