FBT Architects

2021 NAIOP Awards

We’re proud to have three projects honored at the 2021 NAIOP Awards!  Thank you to all the teams whose hard work made these projects successful.

Eagle Award for Excellence

The Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center
UNM Johnson Center Renovation and Expansion

Award of Merit

CNM Marketplace


Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center – Eagle Award of Excellence

The Jicarilla-Apache Community Wellness Center is a new 100,000 sf replacement facility for the Jicarilla Apache Nation focused on creating healthy spaces – inside and out – and a civic center for the community. The design is organized along a central circulation concourse that functionally connects all major spaces and creates a multi-use exhibition and gathering space for the community. The new center responds to the cultural context of the Jicarilla Apache Nation by promoting a circular entry element with an east-facing entrance.

UNM Johnson Center Renovation & Expansion – Eagle Award of Excellence

FBT Architects partnered with Hastings+Chivetta to transform the University of New Mexico’s outdated Johnson Center Recreation facility into a 21st-century student-focused hub of campus activity and health. Originally built in 1957, numerous additions had created a complex wayfinding and circulation challenge, with visitors often getting lost in the maze of hallways. A new east-west concourse simplified the problem unifying previously separated areas and creating a new entry and pre-event gathering space.

CNM Marketplace – Award of Merit

Envisioned as a new-concept Marketplace and hangout for CNM students and the neighboring community, this new 3-story, 16,502 sf building offers essential student amenities, retail and inviting spaces for social interaction. Shared student and community spaces include a Starbucks café on the ground level and a common area on the third floor. The translucent polycarbonate panel system creates a glowing beacon in the evenings and floods the retail spaces with natural light during the day.

2021 NAIOP Awards
2021 NAIOP Awards
2021 NAIOP Awards