2022 Jeff Harnar Awards

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winners

The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and the Thornburg Foundation wish to congratulate the 2022 Jeff Harnar Award winners. The top prize of Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest was awarded to McClain + Yu Architecture & Design, for their Sky Room in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Congratulations Raimund McClain and Kristina Yu. Learn more about Sky Room.

In the Unbuilt Architecture category, the award was given to Jon Anderson Arrchitecture, for the Kewa Child Care & Family Emergency Center. Learn more about this project.

In the Unbuilt Landscape Architecture category, the award was given to Superbloom, for the project entitled, 1881 Farm Park, Aurora, CO. Congratulations to Co-Founders/Principals Diane Lipovsky and Stacy Passmore. Learn more about the 1881 Farm Park.  

This year, the First Prize Student Award in the Architecture category was given to Gina Frenette of the University of Colorado, Denver, for her project: Chatfield Reservoir Nature Center:

The Second Prize Student Award in the Architecture category was given to Brittney Sawyer of the University of New Mexico for her project: Placed Play.

The First Prize Student Award in the Landscape Architecture category was given to Kristina Naber of the University of New Mexico for her project: A New Deal for Urban Stormwater: Decarbonization, Decelerate, Decontaminate, Deliver.

The Second Prize Student Award in the Landscape Architecture category was given to Alex Bullock of the University of Colorado, Denver, for his project: Wasted Spaces to Carbon Sinks: Restoring the Prairie.

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest, Sky Room, McClain Yu Architecture and Design

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Unbuilt Architecture, Kewa Child Care and Family Emergency Center, Jon Anderson Architecture

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Unbuilt Landscape Architecture, 1881 Farm Park, Aurora, Colorado, Superbloom

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Student Award Winner Architecture First Prize, Gina Frenetta, University of Colorado, Denver

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Student Award Winner Architecture Second Prize, Brittney Sawyer, University of New Mexico

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Student Award Winner Landscape Architecture First Prize, Kristina Naber, University of New Mexico

2022 Jeff Harnar Award Winner, Student Award Winner Landscape Architecture Second Prize, Alex Bullock, University of Colorado, Denver

 

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The JEFF HARNAR AWARDS program was created by Garrett Thornburg in 2007 to honor the memory of Jeff Harnar and help continue his groundbreaking work in the area of contemporary design. In 2018, the award program was expanded to include Unbuilt Work and Landscape Architecture. In 2020-21, the program was further expanded to include the following six categories:

  • Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest
  • An Outstanding New Mexico Designer
  • Unbuilt Architecture
  • Unbuilt Landscape Architecture
  • Student Architecture Award
  • Student Landscape Architecture Award

Five of the six JEFF HARNAR AWARDS are open to submissions for work designed for the Four Corners states (AZ, CO, NM, UT). The Outstanding New Mexico Designer is reserved for firms of architecture and landscape architecture in New Mexico.

To submit an entry (and preview the submission requirements), please visit the 2022 Jeff Harnar Awards SlideRoom website.

The Jeff Harnar Awards are sponsored by the UNM School of Architecture & Planning and the Thornburg Foundation.

For more information, please contact Anthony Fettes at aefettes@unm.edu.

Submissions are now open through March 18, 2022

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2021 Jeff Harnar Award Winners

The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and the Thornburg Foundation wish to congratulate this year’s Jeff Harnar Award winners. The top prize of Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest was awarded to Dust Architects, of Phoenix, Arizona, for their Casa Caldera. Congratulations Cade Manning Hayes and Jesús Edmundo Robles, Jr. To learn more about Casa Caldera, please visit  https://www.dustdb.com/Casa-Caldera. In this category, the firm G. Donald Dudley Architects, Ltd, Albuquerque, NM, received an Honorable Mention for their Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School.

In the Unbuilt Architecture category, the award was given to Ke Vaugn Harding of Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica, for the Agave Sanctuary / La Perla del Desierto. An Honorable Mention was given to Jon Anderson Architects, Elliot Hield, Albuquerque, NM, for the Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School.

In the Unbuilt Landscape Architecture category, the award was given to Rafael Montoya, Los Angeles, California, for the project entitled, Acequias: Building Social Resilience in Española, New Mexico. An Honorable Mention was given to Kartika Rachmawati, Lone Tree, CO, for the project ECO2 Venture.

This year, the Student Award in the Architecture category was given to Nathan McNeilly (Arizona State University) for his Fire Station 62 in Ahwatukee, Arizona. The Honorable Mention in this category was given to Trevor Orgill (University of New Mexico) for his Opera House in Talinin, Estonia. In the Landscape Architecture category, the Student Award was given to Isabelle Ghabash (University of Utah) for her Memorial to Women and Girls Lost to Climate Change, Rozel Bay, Utah.

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2021 Jeff Harnar Award Honorable Mentions

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