New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #166 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Photo: Wikimedia Commons 2010[4]
"Scholes Hall on the University of New Mexico campus was designed by John Gaw Meem, and although primarily Pueblo Revival style, there are touches of deco ornament, such as the precast concrete spandrels between the windows. The wood balconies are hand carved. The building was constructed during 1934-1936 and was funded by the Public Works Administration during the Great Depression."[1]

"From 1934-1959, the year of his retirement, [John Gaw] Meem's Santa Fe-based firm designed all of the primary buildings on UNM’s main campus. Meem's nitial UNM commission was Scholes Hall (1933), the main administration building."[2]

  1. Art Deco Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque Tricentennial Pueblo Deco Tour (2005), accessed 25 November 2018.
  2. John Gaw Meem, University of New Mexico Libraries Zimmerman@75 website, accessed 28 November 2018.
  3. David Kammer, Buildings Designed by John Gaw Meem, 1925-1959,, accessed 28 November 2018: "[T]he Administration Building (now Scholes Hall) and Zimmerman Library were [both] PWA projects."
  4. Scholes Hall, Wikipedia, accessed 28 November 2018.