HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are expanding our team.

Position: Intern Architect/Interested Educator

McClain + Yu Architecture & Design is seeking a full-time intern architect with interests in architectural education and developing architectural skills in project delivery to join our lively team. Revit knowledge is desirable though not req'd. Educational teaching experience is desirable though not req'd.  Pay commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter (Letter of interest in the office and interest in architectural education), resume, writing sample and abbreviated portfolio of experience.

Position: Architect/Intern Architect (3-5 yrs experience)

Are you ready for a change? Ready for an experience that counts? Ready to move your career forward? Ready to learn and contribute on an accelerated level? McClain + Yu Architecture & Design is seeking a full-time architect or intern architect with 3-5 yrs experience to join our lively team. Revit knowledge is desirable though not req'd. Pay commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter, resume and abbreviated portfolio of experience.

LANTERNS of steel…

Pascetti Steel of Albuquerque has made a video via drone of the Lantern canopies on Smith Plaza.


The Data Center is ready and running for the new semester for New Mexico Tech.  Faculty, students and staff will benefit from the security and knowledge that data locally situated. 

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Del Norte Dragons to get new elementary school in Roswell

Roswell, NM.  The plans and planning are coming together to a very refreshed Del Norte Elementary School. The school boasts new circulation, new entry, a new identity.  McCLAIN+YU with SMPC are meeting with the community and excited to facilitate the opportunity to bring this new school and campus layout to Roswell.  Stay tuned.   


Roswell High School To Expand Their Athletic Field Campus

Roswell, NM.  FIGHTING COYOTES can soon boast of expansive athletic fields campus at Roswell High School.  This will be an epicenter for football, soccer, tennis, baseball, field and track, band, festival events.  New accessible routes, parking and circulation will be implemented to facilitate concurrent events.  Get ready for Friday Night Lights! 

Here is a preview the expansive additions and complementary fields for student athletes.

McCLAIN+YU visits construction sites with students and young professionals~

In an effort to help build knowledge across Albuquerque's professional groups, McClain+Yu supports and are excited to take students and others on visit of our construction sites.  Smith Plaza on the campus of the UNM is taking shape and the brick paver work is beautiful.  In the works of Louis Kahn, "You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.'"

Even the humble brick expresses an ability to be extraordinary. The brick paver work in Smith Plaza is an occasion to celebrate the BRICK!

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The University pool is a critical addition to campus living and the community at large.  We are excited for Portales to be able to re-utilize the campus pool in its full capacity!  Hope to take a dip the next time we are down there!



Socorro, New Mexico. The New Data Center is a state of the art facility to meet the demands of student driven needs for big data usage during the class day schedules, faculty necessities for securitizing research data, and the daily use of the NMTech community on a daily basis.  We are excited to be part of this new addition to a campus with strong architectural and planning traditions!

VOTE YES, to G.O. Bond C, Nov 8!

New Mexicans are able to vote on General Obligation bonds every two years.  In 2016, G.O. Bond Issue C will provide funding to improve and renovate aging and required building infrastructure for higher education institutions around the state.  These brick and mortar projects are fundamental to creating the academic environment necessary for New Mexico’s colleges, universities and specialty schools to build the strengths of our NM students.  Vote YES to Bond C. 

McCLAIN+YU and mPOWER Collaborate!

McCLAIN+YU and mPOWER have collaborated on several design explorations since 2012.  They are now awarded the AIA UPJOHN research award to create a demonstration project utilizing the DRAGON SCALEs (TM).

Recipient of the 2016/2017 AIA Upjohn Award

Kristina H. Yu as PI, of University of New Mexico and McCLAIN+YU Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2016/2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Award.  She is working with a highly skilled team from McCLAIN+YU and mPOWER.  This collaboration stems back to design research projects to 2012.  They will utilize the DRAGON SCALEs (TM) to create a demonstration project for interior building and cladding systems. 

Bernalillo County Tactical Art Platform (TAP)

McCLAIN+YU in collaboration with artists, Michael Lopez, Andrea Polli, and the Bernalillo County Public Arts Project Commission are designing the mobile Tactical Art Platform (TAP). TAP can be utilized as place for theater, place for the directing of public performance below, place for display. The team is excited to see how the public will use the TAP to create inventive, innovative events.

Young Architects Forum Visits Green Jeans Farmery

A vibrant and energetic crowd of from the Young Architects Forum takes part in a #hardhattour of McClain + Yu's  Green Jeans Farmery.  The issues raised by the group spoke of their interests to see new and innovative building types created in the city of Albuquerque.  They had great questions about site conditions and construction challenges.  


REVIT Powerboost!

Everyone can attest to the REVIT capacity to provide powerful coordination, however, for the modest-sized office,  REVIT allows us to power-boost our personal capability to create, coordinate, collaborate to new heights. Here is Raimund to tell us more...


Working with  collegiate athletes and ENMU is an exciting opportunity to enhance not only campus buildings but participate in campus culture.  Our team is just as excited as the Greyhound team to see earth being moved, place being made for the future home of the NEW ENMU STADIUM. We can't wait for the tailgating parties, but until then here is an animation preview.