Built 1986. Project Description: The split-faced block in the wall of this building implies the stratification and composition of a mountain. The building systems and a village appearance are suggested by the planes of various stucco materials, and the function of the building by the heart-shaped cutout in the building's facade. Project cost: $1.2 million. Project History: The New Mexico Heart Clinic houses the practice of six cardiovascular specialists. The site lies adjacent to an interstate freeway and a major medical facility. The pull of each of these prominent features underscores programmatic tensions — the importance of high-tech, life-saving equipment and attention to the personal and psychological comfort of clients; demands on the physicians imposed by the size and nature of the practice and the need for individual, thoughtful study and research; and the formal issue posed by the scale of freeway speed in contrast to the scale of pedestrian approach. Sponsor/Developer: Albuquerque Cardiovascular Associates. Size: 14,075 sq. ft.