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In 2019, to commemorate 75 years in the business of architecture in New Mexico, the staff of SMPC committed to 75 charitable opportunities to give back to the community that has supported us for so long.  Our activities included community engagement and educational...

Helping Habitat

Last Saturday afternoon, SMPC staff brought tasty Dion's pizza and salads to feed the hard-working volunteers of Habitat for Humanity.   With over 30 volunteers on site, the housing development on Albuquerque's Westside is built with dedication and support from the...

SMPC Opens Doors for ABQ ArtWalk!

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Erik Mease Promoted to Principal

SMPC has promoted architect Erik Mease to Principal. SMPC Architects has promoted Erik Mease to Principal. Erik has over 18 years of experience in architecture and has been an energetic catalyst in contributing to the advancement of the firm’s design culture. Erik has...

Double Eagle II Hangar – Construction Progress

Double Eagle Airport's new hangar is under construction. We are excited to share some progress pictures from the steel being erected over the last week. What a great view of the Sandia Mountains!   AEC TEAM: SMPC Architects Architect AECOM Structural Engineer...

Coffee and Blocks

It’s amazing what a positive effect a quick and simple creative exercise can have your productivity. Last fall, our thoughtful account managers from Steelcase & Business Environments left a pile of Lego blocks in our break room next to the Keurig. Each time I went...

SMPC Recognized as a Family-Friendly Workplace

For the third consecutive year, SMPC Architects earned Gold level distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge...

Breaking Ground – Pecos Valley Medical Center Expansion

Last week community members of the Pecos Valley in northern New Mexico broke ground on the second phase of the Pecos Valley Medical Center (PVMC), adding 9,700 square feet to the existing 6,700 square foot medical building and offering 40 more parking spaces. The...

One Central Ribbon Cutting

Construction time-lapse of One Central A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 marking the grand opening of Albuquerque's newest mixed use development, One Central. The project features 68 apartments, 44,000 square feet of commercial space,...

Looking Back – the Move Downtown

Check out this fun video montage chronicling SMPC's move from Nob Hill to the historic Banque Lofts building, downtown Albuquerque, 2018.

SMPC is one of the Best Places to Work in 2018

Last week, SMPC was honored as one of the Best Places to Work for 2018. Finalists were announced at a fun, activity-filled award banquet held at the Main Event. Albuquerque Business First's survey partner, Quantum Workplace, conducted anonymous...

Not Your Typical Ceiling Treatment

SMPC was recently approached by Barb Construction, an Albuquerque-based general contractor who specializes in construction of high-end retail spaces, to assist with an unusual interior design challenge at a tenant improvement project at The Grove, a posh shopping,...

A Milestone for SMPC

After 74 years at our Nob Hill location on Amherst Drive, SMPC Architects relocated to the 8th floor of the historic First National Bank Building (Banque Lofts) at 219 Central Avenue NW, Suite 800. Monday, February 26, 2018 marks a milestone in our firm’s history. The...

Glenn Fellows Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

It is with great pleasure that SMPC Architects congratulates principal emeritus Glenn Fellows on being elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. The Fellowship program was developed to honor those architects who have made a significant contribution...

SMPC Gingerbread Haus – 2017

SMPC got into the holiday spirit and prepared an entry for the AIA New Mexico – Young Architects Forum Second Annual Gingerbread Haus Competition. The entries are being judged were displayed at the 2017 AIA Albuquerque Annual Design Awards Banquet at the Canyon Club...

Glenn Fellows Honored at 2017 AIA Albuquerque Banquet

On December 8, Glenn Fellows was honored at the 2017 AIA Albuquerque Awards Banquet with the Chapter’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Glenn has been an active AIA member since 1976, highlighted by terms as AIA Albuquerque and AIA NM President, and Western Mountain Region...

SMPC Projects Honored at NAIOP Awards

SMPC Architects renovation projects honored with two Eagle Awards and one Merit Award from the New Mexico Chapter of NAIOP! NAIOP New Mexico recognized three projects of SMPC Architects last week at the NAIOP 21st Annual Awards of Excellence banquet. We are proud to...

Ribbon Cutting – One Central Parking Structure

Today SMPC attended the opening of the first phase of the One Central Entertainment Hub. Chief Operations Officer Mike Riordan, Department of Municipal Development Project Manager Joan Black, City of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, and Planning Department Director...

Suite 800 Time Lapse

The view from Suite 800 at our future home in the Banque Lofts. Thanks Stuart for the riveting clip.

SMPC Architects Moving to the Banque Lofts in 2018

SMPC is growing! After nearly 75 years in our Nob Hill office, we are relocating to the top floor of the historic First National Bank Building on 3rd and Central Ave, the Banque Lofts. We have been looking to move our team into an open office space that better suits...

Parking Day

What: New Mex Hex | PARK(ing) Day! PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year, UNM landscape and architecture students are partnering with ACE Leadership High...

Excitement Grows as SMPC Reveals Location of Move

SMPC Architects confirms rumors of a planned upcoming move by revealing the location of their future office. After 72 years in Nob Hill, this respected Albuquerque firm will relocate to the top floor of the historic First National...

NM Appleseed 2016 Parade of Playhouses

SMPC Architects has partnered with Summit Construction to participate in the 2016 Parade of Playhouses benefiting New Mexico Appleseed, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization providing services to the underserved in our state. The SMPC/Summit team has thoughtfully...

ENMU Stadium Grand Opening

Eastern New Mexico University students, staff, alumni and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new Al Whitehead Field at Greyhound Stadium, Saturday, September 10th.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held just before the ENMU Greyhounds took the field...

2016 When Work Works Awards

SMPC Architect has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work...

NM Appleseed 2015 Parade of Playhouses

SMPC Architects partnered with HB Construction to participate in the 2015 Parade of Playhouses Competition established by New Mexico Appleseed as a fundraiser for their non-profit programs dedicated to alleviating poverty in New Mexico. New Mexico Appleseed is a...