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Adobe Houses A Defining Face of New Mexico

As the largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque is one of the fastest-growing high-tech centers in the U.S. Yet you rarely see skyscrapers here. Instead you will find small, dirt-walled houses everywhere. With flat roofs — often with projecting beams — stepped levels and round-edged walls, they are called adobe houses, and they are one of Albuquerque’s defining characteristics. Quentin Wilson, director of the Adobe Construction Program at Northern New Mexico College, said that "in...

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