2017 ACSA Administrators Conference  |  CROSSING BOUNDARIES
November 2-4, 2017  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Host School: University of New Mexico
Co-chairs:     Geraldine Forbes Isais, University of New Mexico
                      Rafael Longoria, University of Houston

Below are optional tours being offered during the 2017 ACSA Administrators Conference | CROSSING BOUNDARIES.
Book Now! Space is limited on both tours.


Albuquerque Architecture Tour                  $50
3:00pm - 6:00pm  Bus Tour

Tour led by: Gabriella Gutierrez & Geoffrey Adams, University of New Mexico

This Albuquerque city tour will highlight two local architects and a number of their buildings around town: Antoine Predock and Bart Prince
Antoine Predock - New Mexico has formed my experience in an all-pervasive sense. I don't think of New Mexico as a region. I think of it as a force that has entered my system, a force that is composed of many things. Here, one is aimed toward the sky and at the same time remains rooted in the earth with a geological and cultural past. The lessons I've learned here about responding to the forces of a place can be implemented anywhere. I don't have to invent a new methodology for new contexts. It is as if New Mexico has already prepared me.

Lessons learned in the American Southwest apply anywhere in the world - my "regionalism" is portable.
Bart PrinceARCHITECTURE comes about as a result of the synthesizing by the architect of creative responses to input from the client; data gathered from the site and the climate; and an understanding of structure, materials, space and light. Working from the inside-out, the architect guides the growth of an IDEA resulting from the combination of these responses to a completed design which is as much a portrait of the client as it may be of himself.



Santa Fe & New Mexico Tour                      $75
9:00am - 3:00pm  Bus Tour

Tour led by: Tour New Mexico

A visit to New Mexico is not complete without experiencing the capital city of Santa Fe, with its unusual charm and historical significance. The fully narrated tour includes information as we travel the Turquoise Trail through old mining towns on the way to Santa Fe. We’ll stop for a leg stretch in the artist community of Madrid. On the approach to Santa Fe you will get a glimpse into the history and culture that truly make Santa Fe “The City Different”. Upon arrival at Santa Fe’s Plaza the guide will lead an orientation with points of interest and restaurants. There will be approx. 2 hours of free time to have lunch (on your own) and explore before we load the bus at 1:45PM.  The walking tour includes Loretto Chapel Museum with its “miraculous staircase”. Note: The Santa Fe Plaza elevation is 7,000’. The walking tour is not far and will be done at a pace that all can enjoy.