TGA is an innovative architecture and urban design firm based in Santa Fe, and established in 2003. Award-winning work by Thomas Gifford includes multifamily affordable housing, mixed use, one of a kind residential work, live/work lofts, commercial work and ecclesiastical buildings. TGA has professional licenses in New Mexico, Colorado, and nationwide NCARB licensure.
We distill the program, function and site into a collective that organizes ideas specific to each project rather than imposing a particular style on every site. The unique character of a program and site becomes the starting point for an architectural idea. By anchoring each work to its specific site we integrate light, color, mass and a relationship with the landscape into each project. Our projects connect deeply to surrounding context and emphasis is always placed on sustainable site/building development as fundamental to innovative design.
We create great design by truly listening to the client, connecting to the environment and constructing stimulating buildings rooted in the modernist tradition. Our strength lies in our commitment to a thoughtful and collaborative design process with the client where we explore new ideas and expand the boundaries of design.
The relatively young firm has received extraordinary recognition for our unique design work which include over 30 Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, City of Albuquerque, NAIOP and the Jeff Harner Award for Contemporary Architecture.