Construction Cost: $34M Size: 150,000sf Completed: 2003
In keeping with New Mexico’s rich Hispanic heritage, the Office of Cultural Affairs and its new Hispanic Cultural Division developed a world-class facility in Albuquerque’s South Valley to preserve, interpret, and showcase Hispanic arts and life ways. This facility consists of a 700-seat theater and a 300-seat, state-of-the-art video screening center. Construction for Phase II began in 2001. This phase includes the Performing Arts Complex, a proscenium theater, a film and video theater and multimedia production facilities. The architectural design of the Cultural Center was created to accommodate a wealth of cultural programs developed by Center staff with the assistance of leading New Mexico Hispanic artists, educators, scholars; and business people. Many architectural features recall building styles of Spain and Latin America.