George Pearl Hall, home to the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning and the Fine Arts and Design Library, received an Honor Award in the 2011 Design Awards Program sponsored biannually by the American Institute of Architects/New Mexico.

Designed by AIA Gold Medal recipient Antoine Predock, FAIA, the 108,000 square foot, five level facility occupies a gateway site on the UNM campus, flanking the primary pedestrian entrance adjacent to Central Avenue, Historic Route 66.

The school includes accredited professional degree programs in architecture, landscape architecture and community & regional planning. Executive Architect for $29 million project was Jon Anderson and Associates, also of Albuquerque.

Jury Chair for the statewide competition was John Kane, FAIA, principal of Architekton in Tempe, Ariz. The selection jury commented that the project is "a wonderful example of a subtractive process that carves the urban block into an amazing composition. It is urban, reinforcing the pedestrian experience, while at the same time, having a strong iconic presence that sophistically re-interprets its Southwest regional design heritage," and provides "a connection to the community through a wonderfully articulated façade," and in section establishes a "great weaving of spaces and interaction of internal programs."

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