In the high desert just outside Albuquerque, a private residence built in 1934 by John Gaw Meem--otherwise known as the father of Pueblo Revival
architecture--lives on as Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm (from $205; lospoblanos.com), where a working lavender farm complements rooms with kiva fireplaces, loaner bikes for scenic rides along the Rio Grande, and a restored dairy barn that houses a farm-to-table restaurant, bar, and small-batch bakery.
Its iconic wooden, over-water swings and white Pueblo Revival
architecture are only the beginning.
I also wanted to ask about the Pueblo Revival style of architecture because I have been looking at some pictures of places around campus, and it is clear that that style is an influence on the physical space of the campus, and I wondered, to what extent is there a strong design influence in the writing program or other aspects of the institution?
Architectural historians will tell you the Pueblo Revival style is actually a fake thing.
It was an early University president, William Tight, who in the early 1900s, after a big controversy, officially adopted the Pueblo Revival style, which as I understand it kind of blends the architecture of the Pueblos and of Spanish missions.
Cristy and John Gaw Meem, the campus became a symbol of New Mexico regionalism through Pueblo Revival
style buildings similar to the buildings found at Hopi, Acoma, and Zuni pueblos.
Through careful research of city archive photos, Mojarrab restored it to its original Pueblo Revival
A row of pueblo revival
houses (6), a style popular in the 1920s, lines the west side, solid and slightly exotic images of permanence and comfort.