Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
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114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 2.10.1: Historic Preservation

Adopted Date: 11-09-1999


This policy applies to all buildings, landscapes and places or objects of historic significance that possess exceptional value or quality in representing and reflecting the University's architectural and cultural heritage.


The University of New Mexico has several buildings, landscapes and places or objects of historic significance and value, and is one of the first institutions in the Southwest to adopt and promote the Pueblo Revival style as an important regional architectural style. The campus contains some of the earliest non-residential interpretations of the Pueblo Revival style. Many buildings also have historic significance because of the architects who designed them. John Gaw Meem, a highly respected New Mexico architect who helped to develop the southwestern adobe style, was responsible for thirty-six campus buildings.


It is the policy of the University that all buildings, landscapes and places or objects of historic significance be preserved and protected. Removal of or major alteration to any buildings designated by the University Historic Preservation Committee to be of historic significance must be approved by the Board of Regents. These unique historic resources provide a connection to the past for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. They are essential to alumni development, student recruitment, the public image of the University, and help define a sense of place.


The President shall adopt administrative policies and procedures which create the Historic Preservation Committee, define the Committee's responsibilities and provide guidelines for ensuring the preservation and protection of the University's historic resources, consistent with this Regents' policy. The President will report annually to the Regents on Committee activities and findings.


UAP 5020 ("Historic Preservation")