Pacheco Street Lofts, Santa Fe, NM
Located on a previously vacant infill site directly abutting the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in the industrial Railyard disctict of Santa Fe, 15 live/work lofts configured in three buildings demonstrate an Urban Design approach which concieves Architecture as a form of Urbanism through its innovative site, massing and appropriate density.
Inspired by the railroads, nearby industrial warehouse buildings and surrounding natural landscape, the Pacheco Street Lofts pioneer a more deeply contextual approach to design opposed to the faux adobe architecture vigorously promoted Santa Fe. This innovative infill project realizes an ambitions urban design strategy which re-makes and activates the street enclosure along Pacheco Street and brought life to a vacant and largely ignored block.
2008 Albuquerque Chapter of American Institute of Architects Merit Award for Architecture
2007 Santa Fe Chapter of American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture