Francisco Uviña Contreras received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture, minoring in Art History in 1994 from the School of Architecture and Planning (SAAP) at the University of New Mexico. Francisco received his Masters of Architecture and Masters Certificate in Preservation and Regionalism in 2009 from the University of New Mexico where he graduated with distinction. Francisco worked for Cornerstones Community Partnerships, a non for profit organization, from 1994 to 2008 to assist with field assessments, documentation of historic buildings, adaptive re-use design and new design work utilizing traditional building methods as the Architectural/Technical Manager. In 1996 he served as the only North American representative to participate in an international five-week training program in Perú in the restoration, conservation and new design of earthen buildings; the program was sponsored by CRATerre in France, The Getty Conservation Institute in the US and the International Center for the Study of the Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM) in Italy. In 1999 Francisco was invited on contracted to teach in the same five week Latin American program in Perú. Francisco is the co-author and illustrator of Cornerstones’ Adobe Architecture, A Conservation Handbook. Since 2009 Francisco has been teaching architecture undergraduate and graduate design studios, preservation courses, as well as planning courses and studios at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. In the present Francisco serves as the Director for the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Graduate Certificate Program at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.
Immigration / Emigration 2015/2016
Bernalillo, NM USA