Tesuque, New Mexico 2007
A contemporary three-bedroom house with pool house and equestrian facility, blends industrial and rustic materials to complent its dramtic setting between red rock bluffs and the Sangre de Cristos.
The pinwheeling plan is composed of three solid circular structures that are connected by hard-edged forms of steel, glass, and stone. The results are Modern without feeling sterile.
Project done as
Studio Arquitectura, Inc.
Photos courtesy of
Trend Magazine, Chris Corrie
Steve Thomas Remodel
Santa Fe, New Mexico 2011
Restoration of a historic east-side adobe for This Old House host, Steve Thomas from run-down hilltop casita into a modern but regionally authentic home. By lowering the floor level, and re-arranging the existing room layout, interior space was added without the need to expand the building footprint.
Photos courtesy of Su Casa, Douglas Merriam
Santa Fe, New Mexico 2004
This passive solar design located in the Santa Fe foothills, utilizes corrugated steel pitched roofs of the Northern New Mexico style vernacular. In order to maintain pure geometries for these roof forms, the floor plan is comprised of three equally sized rectanglular wings, each one housing a distinctly separate programatic function for living, sleeping, or working.
An outdoor cat enclosure grants the home's feline residents access to sunshine while keeping them safe from the local coyotes.
Chama, New Mexico 2014
Bordered on either side by the Chama and Chamita Rivers, this two-story Barndominium serves as storage for ranch equipment on the ground floor with guest quarters upstairs. The simple shed roof design is clad with horizontal metal siding and hardwood rainscreens for a sophisticated and modern "Barndo" for the
Trout Stalker Ranch.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 1991
A block house from the 50's was remodeled by removing most of the roofs and increasing the ceiling heights to create the soaring, light-filled spaces that actor Gene Hackman was looking for. The resulting home is part Pueblo, part Colonial New Mexico, part Spanish Baroque, and is both massive and cozy at the same time.
Project done as Studio Arquitectura, Inc.
Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, Mary Nichols
Tesuque, New Mexico 2010
James Nagle of the famous Chicago Seven group designed the house as a modern take on Northern New Mexico style. The spare and elegant forms of the home's interior were carried outside to create a strikingly geometric patio and firepit. The design transitions to more organic forms as it reaches the natural landscape of the Sangre foothills.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby's Int'l, Santa Fe Team
Santa Fe, New Mexico 2009
The project called for expanding the home's entertainment space out into a barren, sloped yard downhill from the main portal. The new Outdoor Living Area contains a spa, ramada, waterfall, firepit, and outdoor kitchen and dining. The stepped perimeter walls create privacy and protection from winds while maintaining the stunning views.
As seen on HGTV
Private River Club
Spruce Creek, Pennslyvania 2010
Massive stone fireplaces, textured cedar shingles, peeled logs, and wrap-aound porches give these stream-side accommodations a feeling reminiscent of the Great Camps of Upstate New York. The rugged Adirondack style architecture is equally appropriate in this Rural Pennslyvania location.