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Design Education Records

Identifier: MSS-1101-BC-JGM

Scope and Contents

The Design Education Center Records collection contains project files, research files, course materials, organizational materials, exhibition materials, speeches, photographs, publications and exhibit compiled and created by Dr. Anne Taylor from 1970-2017.


  • 1970 - 2017

Conditions Governing Access

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 / Historical

Author and educator, Anne Taylor, PhD, born 1933 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, is celebrated for her long-standing career developing relationships between architectural design and K-12 education. On a beach walk collecting shells with twelve young children, Dr. Taylor observed the decision-making behaviors of the students as they decided which shells to keep and which to discard. This moment marked the beginning of a career dedicated to motivating others to design meaningful learning environments and architectural programming for schools through lectures, books, articles, exhibitions, teacher-training workshops, and interdisciplinary curriculum, including the Architecture and Children Program. After earning her MA and PhD at Arizona State University, Taylor joined the Art Education Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM). In 1975, she made an unusual lateral move to UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning, filling a perceived gap between the disciplines of Architecture and Education and to teach professional and aspiring architects how to better shape schools and classrooms into three-dimensional, teaching-learning tools. Throughout her career, Dr. Taylor collaborated with architects, designers, engineers, planners, government agencies, schools and universities, teachers, students, parents, and communities in the United States and internationally to create innovative learning spaces for young children. This cooperative working style was honored by the AIA award for Collaborative Achievement in 2019.


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Design Education Records
Katie Conley
July 26, 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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