The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning has announced that the Tres Volcanes Collaborative Community School, by Jon Anderson Architecture has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture. This innovative building is located on the west side of Albuquerque. Each year, the winner of this award receives $10,000.

The award ceremony was held on Friday, Feb. 28, at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning and included a lecture from Jury Chair Alberto Kalach.

The 2020 Jury included Alberto Kalach, Principal at Taller De Arquitectura “X”; Rafael Longaria, Professor of Architecture at University of Houston; Dale Rush, Principal at Hazelbaker Rush; Fransciso Uviña Contreras, Director of UNM Historic Preservation & Regionalism Graduate Certificate; and Emily Vogler, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Rhode Island School of Design.

For the third year, the awards ceremony also included the Jeff Harnar Awards for Unbuilt Design.

The recipient of the Jeff Harnar Award for Unbuilt Architecture was Ke Vaughn Harding, a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture at the University of New Mexico.  His design was entitled “Aguas Efimeras,” sited in Xochimillco, Mexico City. Harding received $250 for the award.

The recipient of the Jeff Harnar Award for Unbuilt Landscape Architecture was Ryan Franchak, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, for his project “Reimagining the Griegos Drain,” sited in Albuquerque, NM. Franchak also received $250.

The Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture, established by the Thornburg Charitable Foundation, is considered to be the most prestigious recognition for contemporary architectural design in New Mexico.

The Harnar awards and program are organized by John Quale, Chair of the UNM Department of Architecture, and sponsored by the Thornburg Foundation, who have supported the award since 2007. For more on the awards, please visit: