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Harvey S. Hoshour Architectural Drawings and Plans

Identifier: SWA-Hoshour-Drawings

Scope and Content

The collection contains over 200 sets of architectural drawings and plans. Some significant projects include:
  1. The First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque (1964)
  2. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque (1971-1976)
  3. The Girard Wing in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe (1978-1985)
  4. The Health Sciences Learning Resources Center UNM Campus (1974-1977)
  5. The North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks (1983-1988)
  6. The Taylor Ranch Library in Albuquerque (1984-1988)
  7. The KiMo Theater Historic Restoration Albuquerque (1978-1982)
  8. The New Mexico Title Building Historic Restoration Albuquerque (1980-1983)
In 2019 Mrs. Hoshour donated five sets of drawings for the collection. Among them are the plans for the Downtown Albuquerque Hoshour apartments and Hoshour's architect's office and gallery, as well as the Hoshour residence in the North Valley of Albuquerque. Also included are Hoshour's model of the proposed Albuquerque Performing Arts Center (PAC) and nine accompanying large presentation boards.


  • 1961-1988

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution. For copyright questions, please contact CSWR Director, (505) 277.7107 or email.

Biographical Information

Harvey S. Hoshour was born September 18, 1931 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His distinguished architectural career began in the late 1950s. After graduating with honors from Pomona College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hoshour received a Fulbright to study Open Urban Spaces in Rome under the internationally known engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. While in Italy, he was invited to participate in the International Conference for Modern Architecture (CIAM) founded by French Architect Le Corbusier.

In 1957, Hoshour lived his dream of working in Chicago with world renowned Mies van der Rohe whose International Style strongly influenced Hoshourʼs approach towards design. In Chicago, he also worked for Harry Weese and Associates. He received his architectural license in 1961 in New York while working for I. M. Pei and Associates. In 1962 Hoshour taught at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Architecture and worked for Alexander Girard in Santa Fe before opening his own practice in downtown Albuquerque. Hoshour contributed a modernist approach to Albuquerqueʼs public and residential buildings, creating a striking contrast to the organic lines of New Mexicoʼs preeminent Spanish Pueblo Revival style of architecture. Hoshourʼs designs utilize a sleek and geometric balanced simplicity. Less than one year after his premature death on December 27, 1988, he was awarded the Bainbridge Bunting Award from the Albuquerque Conservation Association for his historic restoration projects.


40 Drawers (7.9 lin. ft.)


The Harvey S Hoshour Architectural Drawings and Plans collection consists of sets of drawings and plans for buildings designed by Harvey S. Hoshour, Design & Construction, New York (1961-1962); Harvey S. Hoshour, Architect AIA, Albuquerque (1962-I982) and Hoshour & Pearson Architects, Albuquerque (1982-1988).

Related Archival Material

Pearson & Company Architects Drawings and Plans Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Trost & Trost Architectural Drawings, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Harvey S. Hoshour Papers Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico.

Processing Information

Processed February 2003

Updated October 2016
Finding Aid of the Harvey S. Hoshour Architectural Drawings and Plans, 1961-1988
Ellen Evans-Colburn
© 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131