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As a result of an international design competition, nationally acclaimed architect Antoine Predock was selected to be the architect for the new School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico (In association with Executive Architect Jon Anderson).

This 64,000 square foot facility is located on the main campus fronting historic Route 66, and framing a major pedestrian gateway to the UNM campus. The Building “is driven by the necessity of making a building that inspires and teaches students about the potential of architecture. This notion is intersected with the desire to allow the building to be shaped by specific environmental, urban and campus forces” (Antoine Predock Studio).

Antoine Predock is the recipient of the 2006 AIA (The American Institute of Architects) Gold Medal. Predock is the 62nd AIA Gold Medalist, joining the ranks of such visionaries as Thomas Jefferson (posthumous) (1993), Frank Lloyd Wright (1949), Louis Sullivan (1944), LeCorbusier (1961), Louis Kahn (1971), I.M. Pei (1979), Cesar Pelli (1995) and last year’s recipient, Santiago Calatrava.