about the AWARD

THE JEFF HARNAR AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE was created by Garrett Thornburg in 2007 to honor the memory of Jeff Harnar and help continue his groundbreaking work in the area of contemporary design in Santa Fe. Leading contemporary architects from the Santa Fe area, many of whom knew and worked with Jeff, volunteered to form a committee to implement the Award in the spirit of Jeff's work in contemporary architecture.

Santa Fe is a city that values experimentation and has embraced it in many forms and disciplines. By promoting contemporary architecture, and promoting dedication to the process of designing new forms while integrating them with nature, we can continue the important dialogue about the progression of architectural thought and its contribution to a better built environment.

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Past Award Events

2009 Symposium









The Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture is sponsored by
The Thornburg Foundation & University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning