UNM School of Medicine Faculty Memorial

UNM School of Medicine
Reginald Heber Fitz Hall
MSC09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Remember a faculty member

Submit remembrances to hsc-somadmin@salud.unm.edu


The design competition

Sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine, the statewide competition to design the memorial was organized by the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, and took place over four months. A total of $17,000 in prize money has been awarded. Eligible competitors included members of the AIA/NM Young Architects Forum, currently enrolled graduate students at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, and emerging professionals in architecture and landscape architecture in New Mexico.


Design awards

Christine Williams was selected as the winner with her design proposal called "The People’s Heartbeat," which was developed in association with a design team from Garrett Smith, Ltd.

Other finalists for the competition were Javan Chapple, in association with The Design Group of NM, and Ben Ortega, in association with SMPC Architects. Also formally recognized for their design submissions and receiving Citation Awards were Meredith Ellis and Andrew Bernard.

Jury members

The competition jury of eight professionals was selected from UNM and the community and chaired by Roger Schluntz, former Dean of the UNM School of Architecture.

  • Philip Eaton, MD, Emeritus VP for Health Sciences
  • Jeffrey Griffith, PhD, Emeritus Executive Vice Dean, UNM School of Medicine
  • Laura Hall, Sr. Program Manager, HSLIC
  • Gene Dyer, AIA, Architect
  • Geoff Adams, AIA, Director of the Architecture Program/Faculty
  • Robert Doran, AIA, University Architect
  • Alf Simon, Assoc. Dean of the SA+P, past head of the Landscape Architecture Program/Faculty

Roger Schluntz, FAIA, served as professional adviser.