Plan A Architecture, LLC

Ross Residence 

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

Trey Trust 

Los Angeles, California     2006


Located on a 150 acre ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, this estate was designed to express the Owners' aspirations of a hand-made environment that is tied to the land.  The organic architecture utilizes generously sweeping curves and atypical geometries to create a lyrical flow between spaces.

The building's aesthetic is anchored in history and the various interpretations of adobe in Persian, Moroccan, Spanish, and SW American cultures.


Project done as Studio Arquitectura, Inc.

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, Roger Davies

Tesuque Ridge Villa

Tesuque, New Mexico     2007


The villas of Tuscany get the Owner the impetus

for his Tesuque property of pinon covered hills.  Handcraved stone window surrounds and fireplaces, along with limestone and reclaimed timber flooring create the Old World feeling of this hillside manor.


Project done as Studio Arquitectura, Inc.

Photos courtesy- The New Adobe Home, Amy Haskell

Gougis Residence

Santa Fe, New Mexico     2001


Circular rooms and curved corridors set this design apart from most of the homes along the fairways of Las Campanas.  The strong lines of the guest wing, lap pool and ramada counterbalance the curvalinear to create a striking composition of geometries. 

The main house has a French Provincial feel to reflect the Owner's New Orleans heritage.


Project done as Studio Arquitectura, Inc.

Melton Trust

Santa Fe, New Mexico     1995


This example of organic architecture was conceived in response to the Owner's desire for a soft, comforting feeling home which she called "a womb with a view".  Taking this a step further, Stephen created "a home with a heart" which featured a stunning second floor hearth-shaped Media Room.  This organic adobe construction would be the precedence for many future projects, colminating with Trey Trust ten years later.


Project done as Studio Arquitectura, Inc.

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, Robert Reck

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



Luna Trust

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 Ranch

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.

Hackman Residence

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

Lutter Addition

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

Walsh Addition

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.