Pueblo Revival in the Southwest
Pueblo revival is a regional architectural style found in the American Southwest. Pioneered in New Mexico and Arizona in the early 20th century, it is inspired by the structures of the Pueblo Indians.
Pueblo Revival Characteristics
Some key characteristics of pueblo revival architecture include facades made from earthy materials like adobe or concrete. Large wooden elements like heavy doors or vigas (heavy rafters) are also distinctive characteristics of this Southwestern style. Photo by Karol Miles
The Cristo Rey Parish in Santa Fe exemplifies the pueblo-style architecture. Smooth rounded corners recall the traditional designs of the Pueblo Indians, while the thick walls protect against the searing desert heat.
This adobe structure features a flat roof accented with spouts in the parapet to help direct rainwater. Its pale color is in perfect harmony with the Southwestern landscape.
The Oldest Art Museum in New Mexico
The New Mexico Museum of Art, designed by Isaac Rapp, was constructed in the iconic Southwestern style. It is the oldest art museum in New Mexico and is one of Santa Fe's finest examples of pueblo revival style.