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Ted C. Luna Architectural Drawings and Plans

Identifier: SWA-Luna-Drawings

Scope and Content

The Ted C. Luna Architectural Drawings and Plans collection includes public schools, government buildings, churches, private residences and commercial buildings designed by architects Ted Luna and Terence Ross between 1958 and 1981. Items in the collection include: Grace Community Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1969); Kirtland Jr. High School Addition, Kirtland, New Mexico (1977); Memorial Chapel for the Westphals, Eagle Nest, New Mexico (1968); Livingston Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1969); Quarai State Monument, Quari State Monument, New Mexico (1969); Church of Ketchum, Ketchum, Idaho (1974), Country Club for the Korth’s, Kewaskum, Wisconsin, (1960); Bloomfield High School Music Building, Bloomfield, New Mexico (1972); Aztec Multi-Purpose Center, Aztec, New Mexico (1973); (1958), McGill Residence, Alto, New Mexico (1980); Dean Apartment Complex , Fairview, New Mexico (1968); Durango Waste Water Treatment Buildings, Durango, Colorado; New Mexico State Tax Commission, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1968); U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Los Alamos, New Mexico (1974).


  • 1958-1981

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.

Biographical Information

Ted Luna learned fine carpentry, remodeling, and building additions from his father. He took an interest in drafting from an early age. His naval assignments, during post Korean War time, allowed him to work with architects.

After attending the College of Santa Fe for two years, Ted Luna graduated with a Fine Arts Degree in 1965 from the University of New Mexico, and earned a degree in Architecture in 1966. Luna worked with Antoine Predock for 4 years, and practiced in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He established several firms. For a five year period, he partnered with Terence Ross. In the late 1980's, he spent about 6 years in cities such as Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona and La Jolla and San Diego, California, working on large multi-story casino projects.

Architectural historian Bainbridge Bunting strongly influenced Ted Luna's interest in architectural history. His affinity for the regional vernacular of New Mexico architecture reflects in his professional styles. However, he often deviated from strict traditional design maintaining a modern approach, even towards the Spanish Pueblo Revival Style of New Mexico. Ted Luna was also the architect for the award winning Vietnam Veteran's National Memorial, located in Angel Fire, New Mexico.


10 drawers (2 linear ft.)

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The Luna Ross Architectural Drawings and Plans collection contains architectural drawings and plans of residential, commercial, and educational buildings, designed by architects Ted Luna and Terence Ross between 1958 and 1981. The buildings are located in New Mexico, Wisconsin, Idaho, Colorado, and Michigan.
Finding Aid of the Ted C. Luna Architectural Drawings and Plans, 1958-1981
Ellen Evans-Colburn
© 2007
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Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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