New business Modern Albuquerque LLC has released a map of must-see modernist architecture within the city limits. Seven sites were selected by Thea Haver and Ethan Aronson, the company’s owners, to appear as standout examples of the city’s modern style and history. Sponsored by Albuquerque Realtor Talia Freedman, the map will be made available to all new Modern Albuquerque newsletter subscribers and to those attending the company’s modern architecture walking tours and events.
For director Thea Haver, such a map is something she wished she’d had when she first moved to Albuquerque. “It’s a window into the city’s recent past.” says Ethan Aronson, Director of Guest Experience.
Few people associate Albuquerque with modern architecture, though the city expanded rapidly during the 1950’s, ballooning in size and number of residents. Not all of the architects working in Albuquerque during the mid-century era chose to work in the Southwest style, instead preferring modern design, methods, and materials to build the homes, businesses, schools, and places of worship that would serve the growing population.
Among the properties featured on the map are the nationally-recognized Simms Building and the St. Paul Lutheran Church, both designed by the architectural firm of Flatow and Moore, responsible for many modernist designs throughout the city. Flatow and Moore’s work also is highlighted in the Hairpin Legs walking tour developed by the company and marketed through their Retrograde Tours brand.
To sign up for Modern Albuquerque’s newsletter and receive your own digital copy of the must-see modernism map, visit www.modernabq.org. Modernism walking tours may be reserved online at www.retrogradetours.com.
CONTACT: Thea Haver, (410) 804-9345, email@example.com