Arts League of Michigan Exhibit

Cinco Cero Cinco [505] Exhibit

The artists selected for this exhibit all have affiliations with the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. The work attempts to depict the culture of Nuevo México [New Mexico, USA]. Nuevo México became a state of the Union in 1912, and has a cultural demographic with Indigenous and Hispanic populations comprising a majority of the population. Many native-born Hispanics in New Mexico claim a Spanish ancestry, particularly in the northern part of the state, which was settled by Spanish explorers in the early 1600’s.

This exhibit portrays the historical and cultural evolution of Nuevo México, depicting a diversity of environments around the state.  The photographs illustrate the people, the land and the culture associated with life in this region of the United States.

Artist + Designers

Tim B. Castillo

Katya Crawford

Geraldine Forbes Isais

Miguel Gandert

Karole Mazeika

Brett Milligan

The ALoM is located at 311 East Grand River in Paradise Valley/Harmonie Park – Admission is free
The galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Phone: (313) 965-8430 Fax: (313) 965-8429

Artist + Designers

Tim B. Castillo

Dirctor, ARTS Digital Media Lab

Associate Professor Architectue School of Archietcture + Planning

University of New Mexico

Tim B. Castillo is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He has been part of the School of Architecture and Planning faculty since 2002 and in 2009 became a member of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media faculty. In 2010 he was appointed as the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory at the University.

Professor Castillo is the founder of Hybrid Environments, a critical design office that focuses on new technologies for architecture, research and design. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally in various locations including the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Pavillon de l’Arsenal (France), Bienal of Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Waterloo (Canada), University of Utah, University of Colorado, and the University of Texas-Arlington

Geraldine Forbes-Isais


School of Architectue + Planning

University of New Mexico

Geraldine Forbes Isais was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, where she also did graduate work in Ethnomusicology. Her Master of Architecture degree is from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In 1986 she was a founding partner of the Los Angeles based design firm, Butler, Forbes, Jubany and served as a Principal for the successor firm, Jubany Architecture.

Professor Forbes Isais has been on the faculty and held administrative positions at a number of colleges and universities, including Woodbury University in Burbank, California where she served as Chair of the De- partment of Architecture and Founding Dean of the San Diego Campus of Woodbury. She served as Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University Colorado, Denver and Boulder campuses and in 2005 was appointed to her current position as Professor and Director of the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.

Forbes Isais has received numerous awards from the AIA and SARA for her design work and for her contributions to both the profession of architecture and architectural education. In 2003 she was honored by her educational colleagues who elected her to the national position of President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In March, 2007 she was nominated and selected by that same organization to carry the prestigious title of ACSA Distinguished Professor. In October, 2009 Professor Forbes Isais was honored by Woodbury University who inducted her to the University’s Faculty Hall of Fame

Katya Crawford

Assistant Professor

Landscape Architecture School of Archietcture + Planning

University of New Mexico

Katya Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning.

Katya taught undergraduate design studios in UNM’s architecture pro- gram for four years before joining the landscape architecture program full time. She was also a visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia in 2007.

In addition to teaching, Katya has worked as a consultant for local architecture and landscape architecture firms as well as a freelance designer. She recently opened her own design build practice with her partner Jay Rice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Katya’s research interests lie in the representation of landscape from two distinct perspectives: 1) How visual methodologies influence critical thinking in the design process and 2) How mass media and popular culture influence our ideas of Nature, Culture and Landscape. Katya has explored her research through publication, exhibitions and teaching.

Brett Milligan

Adjunct Professor

Landscape Architecture

University of Oregon

Brett Milligan is a practitioner, researcher, and educator in the allied fields of landscape architecture and urbanism. He is the creator of the collaborative research practice of Free Association Design (F.A.D.). Currently based in Portland, he teaches design courses in both the School of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the University of Oregon, and in 2008 was as a visiting scholar at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Brett’s design practice is situated at the intersection of applied ecological theory, infrastructure, and the design of regenerative water systems. His design work has received multiple awards and has been exhibited internationally, including the recent HYDROCITY symposium. His published writings have appeared in design journals such as MONU – Magazine on Urbanism and The Journal of Landscape Architecture, and his latest co-authored research, “Dredge” will appear in Bracket [Goes Soft], in 2012. Brett is also a recipient of a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation for his current research on the infrastructure of Upper Klamath River Basin.

Miguel Ganderet


Interdisciplinary Film + Media

Distinguished Professor

Department of Communication & Journalism

University of New Mexico

Professor Miguel Gandert, an award-winning documentary and fine-art photographer and filmmaker, is a native of Española, New Mexico and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a Masters degree in photography from the University of New Mexico. Gandert is Distinguished Professor of Communication and Journalism and director of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program at the University of New Mexico where he teaches courses in photography, multi-media journalism, ethnography, media theory, and intercultural communications. Gandert, who continues to work primarily in Black-and-white sees documentary work as both a form of art with a strong capacity for expression as well as a way of telling stories and understanding complex cultural relationships.

Gandert’s photographs have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world and are in numerous public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Museum of American History and Art at the Smithsonian, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Beinke Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Yale, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. His series, Nuevo México Profundo, Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland, was the subject of a book and one-person exhibition for the National Hispanic Culture Center of New Mexico, in 2000, and his work was selected for the 1993 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gandert is committed to inter-disciplinary work and his collaborated with numerous scholars. He has worked on numerous projects with Enrique Lamadrid including the award-winning book Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption, (UNM Press 2003) which won the Chicago Folklore Prize in 2004.  His most recent book, The Plazas of New Mexico, with Chris Wilson is an architectural survey of New Mexico’s public spaces.

Karole Mazeika

Associate Antoine Predock Architect

Karole Mazeika has worked at Antoine Predock Architect for 13 years and has been an Associate for the last 10 years.  Currently she is the project manager of a high rise in Taipei and a luxury hotel in Shanghai.  She received the gold medal from UNM’s Architectural Masters program in 2001 and has a bachelors in civil engineering with honors from UC Davis with a concrete structures emphasis.

As a Venezuelan Lithuanian Karole is aware that her process is deeply rooted to place and time. Through narrative she combines site and culture by using contemporary means to create intimate, wearable objects.