Jeff Harnar 2020Jeff Harnar Award 2020

February 28, 2019

Our Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School won the 2020 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture. James Lucero AIA was the Project Manager, the project team included Dean Cowdrey AIA and the late Mark Harvold AIA. Bradbury Stamm was the General Contractor and Kirk Gittings shot the photos.
AIAABQ2019AIA Albuquerque Design Awards

December 7, 2019

Our Loid's Collision Center receivied a Design Honor Award last night at the American Institute of Architects Albuquerque Chapter Annual Awards Banquet. Dean Cowdrey was the Project Manager / Project Designer, Paul Kenderdine was the General Contractor and Kirk Gittings shot the photos.
AIAWMR2019AIA Western Mountain Region Design Awards

September 26, 2019

Our Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School just won a 2019 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Excellence Citation Award. The award was presented at the annual AIA WMR conference held in Jackson Hole Wyoming. This is the 6th JAA project to receive an AIA regional design award to date. Past Winners: Native American Community Academy, Sandia MINI, Cornell Parking Structure, Griego-Ruth Residence, Bosque Residence.
Tres Volcanes LEEDTres Volcanes Achieves LEED Gold Certification

July 19, 2019

Our Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School for Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Tres Volcanes is based on a prototype school designed by JAA for APS, George I. Sanchez K-8, which achieved its LEED Gold certification in 2017. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification involves meeting sustainable design criteria across multiple categories including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation.
AIA NM 2019Albuquerque Journal - APS and Tres Volcanes

July 19, 2019

JAA was mentioned in the Albuquerque Journal this week in an article about the 2019 AIA New Mexico Awards Ceremony. The article acknowledged the recognition received by the Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design and Construction Division for their ongoing efforts to advance the sustainability of educational buildings in Albuquerque. It has been our privilege to work with the APS FD+C on several recent projects and it is an honor for our work with them to be commended by the AIA. From the article: "AIA also presented the Distinguished Architecture Merit Award to APS' Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School designed by Jon Anderson Architecture. Opened in 2018 on Albuquerque's west side, Tres Volcanes serves kindergarten through eighth grade students."
AIA NM 2019AIA New Mexico 2019

July 19, 2019

JAA received two awards at this year's AIA New Mexico Awards Ceremony. Our Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School took home its first, a Merit Award, while our Downtown Residence received its second, a Citation Award. The event was held at the Sandia MINI Auto Complex, an award winning Jon Anderson project completed in 2005.
instagramJAA on Instagram

July 8, 2019

We're on instagram @jonandersonarchitecture! Follow for project updates, news, throwbacks and more.
TSD Silver Medal 20193rd Edition of JAA Monograph Now Available

June 27, 2019

The 3rd Edition of our Monograph is now available to purchase on Amazon . This edition features 30+ selected projects from the past 30 years of work. You can preview the book here.
TSD Silver Medal 2019Jon Receives Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal Award

April 15, 2019

Jon has received a Silver Medal Award from the Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts (TSD). This distinction is awarded by TSD chapters to professionals with "a record of distinction". The University of New Mexico Chapter of TSD held the awards ceremony at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, during which Jon gave a talk about his career and the work of the office.
AIA Albuquerque 2018Downtown Residence Certified LEED Platinum

January 1, 2019

Jon's House has been certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum, which is the most rigorous of the four LEED rating levels. This is the first JAA project ever to receive this distinction.
AIA Albuquerque 2018AIA Albuquerque 2018

December 7, 2018

JAA took home two awards from this year's banquet. Both our Albuquerque High School Renovation and Expansion and our George I. Sanchez Collaborative Community School recievied their second awards of the year, with the night's only design honor award going to Albuquerque High.
Residential Design Magazine: Downtown Residence FeatureResidential Design Magazine

October 16, 2018

Jon's house is featured in the latest issue of Residential Design magazine. You can read the article here.
AIA New Mexico 2018AIA New Mexico 2018

September 14, 2018

Three awards were received at the annual AIA New Mexico Awards Gala. The Patton Residence received its second citation award while our new Albuquerque High School Expansion and Remodel recevived its first. Last but not least, our George I. Sanchez Collaborative Community school earned a Design Honor Award.
Su CasaDowntown Residence makes Su Casa Cover Story

April 1, 2018

It is an honor to announce that Jon's downtown residence will be featured as the cover story of Su Casa Magazine's spring issue. Thanks Su Casa for this great article! You can read it here, or head to our publications page for more JAA features.
AIA Albuquerque 2017AIA Albuquerque 2017

December 8, 2017

JAA received two awards in this year's AIA Albuquerque Awards Program. Both the Downtown Residence and the Patton Residence received their first awards.
AIA New Mexico 2017AIA New Mexico 2017

October 27, 2017

Santa Fe Mini Motorrad brough home a second award at the AIA New Mexico Design Awards this year.
AIA FellowshipJon Elected to the AIA College of Fellows

January 30, 2012

We are happy to announce that Jon Anderson has become FAIA! He has been elected as a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and will receive a medal in Washington DC this May.
Georgia O'Keeffe ElementaryGOK Elementary Wins an AIA Albuquerque Award

December 9, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary has won an AIA Albuquerque Merit Award at the annual awards banquet. Everyone at our office worked hard on this project and we are proud it was recognized at this years awards ceremony.
NACA PresentationJAA wins three AIA NM awards

September 24, 2011

Our office is proud to announce receiving three design awards at the 2011 AIA New Mexico Design Awards. The projects include Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary, UNM George Pearl Hall (in association with Antoine Predock), and Aperture Center at Mesa Del Sol (in association with Antoine Predock).
Placita HousePlacita House wins an AIA Award

November 9, 2010

The Placita House received an award this year at the annual American Institute of Architects Albuquerque awards banquet. The entire staff attended the event held at the Albuquerque Museum. Thanks to the jurors for choosing one of our projects for this award.
NACA PresentationNACA Wins an AIA Western Mountain Region Award

September 20, 2010

The design for the Native American Community Academy has just won a 2010 Design Award from the AIA Western Mountain Region for Unbuilt Work.
NACA PresentationNew Mobile Version of Website

September 9, 2010

We just completed a mobile version of our website for all you Iphone and Android users. Go to on your phone and it will redirect you to the web app.
NACA PresentationJAA Presents to NACA Governing Council

May 27, 2010

Jon and James presented the conceptual design to the Governing Council of the Native American Community Academy. Many thanks to all who attended and for the great comments and suggestions.
Facebook IconJAA Joins Facebook

March 10, 2010

JAA now has a facebook fan page. The page will allow us to keep our followers up to date on current happenings. Posts will include preliminary designs, photos of buildings currently under construction, as well as some of the day to day life her at JAA. Click here to follow us.
Native American Community AcademyNACA Conceptual Design Completed

February 21, 2010

JAA recently completed the conceptual design for the new Native American Community Academy (NACA) here in Albuquerque. The project is located along the west escarpment near University Arena (The Pitt). The project is a public charter school for 6th to 12th grade native students from pueblos and tribes all over the country.
ABQ Journal ArticleMesa Del Sol Town Center Published in ABQ Journal

December 14, 2009

The recently completed Mesa Del Sol Town Center has an article written awarding the excellence of the design for this new sustainable community. This three story mixed use building places two stories of office lease space above a ground level of retail uses. The client wanted an iconic building that would set the stage for the beginning of the development and become the hub of social activity.
Schwartz ResidenceSchwartz Residence Wins an AIA ABQ Honor Award

December 11, 2009

The Schwartz Residence in El Paso, Texas received the prestigious honor award this year at the annual awards banquet. The entire staff attended the event held at the Albuquerque Museum. Thanks to the jurors for choosing one of our projects for this award.
Georgia O'Keeffe ElementaryGOK Elementary Wins an AIA ABQ Merit Award

December 11, 2009

The Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School (GOK) received a merit award this year at the annual awards banquet. The entire staff attended the event held at the Albuquerque Museum. Thanks to the jurors for choosing one of our projects for this award.
Flyway View HouseFlyway View House Wins an AIA NM Honor Award

September 26, 2009

The Flyway View House in Albuquerque's North Valley took home one of the top awards at this years AIA New Mexico Awards Banquet. The house resides in a wildfowl habitat which is on a major migratory flyway hosting snow geese, sand hill cranes and the occasional endangered whooping crane. Designed to maximize views of the bird habitat and to take advantage of solar exposure and passive ventilation, the house hosts simple sustainable materials and the thoughtful use of glass to blend the indoor and outdoor living spaces.