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Bandshell and Lake
Albuquerque Biological Park, New Mexico

The Bandshell is nestled within a canopy of old growth cottonwood trees in the center of the Zoo. Designed to provide a community gathering space for summer musical performances the Bandshell is dramatic and flowing in its design. Surrounded by a man-made lake, the Bandshell seemingly floats as the reflection of the lake dances on the shell’s acoustic overhang, presenting an ever changing visual kaleidoscope to accompany the music. From the annual Mother’s Day Concert, to symphony performances, to wide ranging summer musical series, the Bandshell is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a summer evening outdoors.

Photo Courtesy: Albuquerque Biological Park

  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, New Mexico Society, 1988
  • Award of Merit, Albuquerque Conservation Association, 1988
  • Beautification Award, Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission, 1989