TINA REAMES

Cherry See Reames Architects, PC

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

New Mexico Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the people I work with, both in the office and in the organizations in which I volunteer. The passion and genuine caring is abundant. It’s important to give back and be part of something bigger than ourselves.

TINA REAMES

Bio:

Tina is the Owner of Cherry/See/Reames Architects, an architecture firm specializing in historic preservation, landscape architecture, and public work. She has worked there since 1992. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She serves on a national committee for the Council of Landscape Architects Registration Boards, was President of the local AIA Chapter, the NM Architect Licensing Advisor, President of the Metro Rotary Club and volunteers monthly at the NM Veterans Memorial.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I learned about architecture while living in England. I admired the different types of buildings and began drawing them in grade school. In high school I took a drafting class or three and knew that architecture is what I wanted to do.

What do you do?

I am the Owner of a 6 person firm, working my way up from intern, to partner, to Owner. I am an architect and landscape architect. I manage, create, design and serve.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love seeing the smiling faces of my clients and building users in the projects we complete. I love being able to draw something and then see it come to life.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the people I work with, both in the office and in the organizations in which I volunteer. The passion and genuine caring is abundant. It’s important to give back and be part of something bigger than ourselves.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional accomplishment is knowing that through my encouragement I have helped many young architects become licensed.

Featured Project Name: 

New Mexico Veterans Memorial

Featured Project Location: 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Phased from a Master Plan - 1995 - 2011

Role in Featured Project: 

Intern Architect working on design development and construction documents, then project manager managing development and construction administration, finally project architect assisting client with design and completing Master Plan elements

 

Featured Project Description:

The NM Veterans’ Memorial Park was designed as part of a competition. Our design team won with a Memorial Garden concept which commemorates a veteran’s experience through 7 garden stations. The design also includes an amphitheater, parade ground, and Visitor Center. This park was built using a master plan, community involvement, and a flexible program to accommodate the changing needs of the veterans. Completed in 16 years, it combines the built and natural setting in a subtle patriotic message.

Photography Credit:

Jim See - panoramic

Kirk Gittings 

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