Friends of Architecture Santa Fe seeks to raise awareness of the value of good design and critical thinking for improving the built environment.
Design charrettes are opportunities for the public and design professionals to engage in meaningful and informed dialogue about contemporary issues of urban development, preservation, and livability in our city.
The designs, ideas, and expressions presented in connection with design charrettes are the sole intellectual property of the design professionals that produced them and are protected by architectural copyright.
A Design Charrette to explore uses for the site of Garrett's Desert Inn, currently under the control of the State Land Office.
New Approaches to solving santa fe's housing crisis
Friends seeks the participation of the design and planning community in a two-stage program aimed at advancing innovative and enlightened solutions to our city's current housing shortage, and envisioning a future where an even larger and more diverse population calls Santa Fe their home.
Housing Forum & Charrette Kickoff Saturday September 22, 2018 | 2 pm to 4 pm
form & concept | 435 S Guadalupe Street
An exert panel, together with participating designers and the public, will examine the nature and extent of the current housing shortage,review innovative housing strategies that have been successful elsewhere,and identify opportunities for meaningful change with in our city's physical and political landscape. The discussion will be moderated by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe, and audience participation is encouraged. Confirmed panelists include:
Alexandra Ladd, Special Projects Manager for Housing and Community Development, City of Santa Fe
Joseph Montoya, Executive Director of the Santa Fe County Housing Authority
Jamie Blosser AIA, Architect and Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute
Kevin Kellogg, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Trust
Ed Archuleta, Executive Director of St. Elizabeth Shelters + Supportive Housing
Alexander Dzurec AIA, Architect and Principal of Autotroph
Mark Rea Baker, AIA, Architect and Principal of Baker Architecture + Design
John Quale, Chair and Professor of Architecture and UNM School of Architecuture + Planning
The Housing Forum will also serve as a kick-off for an open-format design charrette where designers will respond with blue-sky design concepts for building sites, housing types, financial models, and/or policy solutions that they propose.
Design charettes are intended to elicit broad thinking and strong ideas from the design commmunity. Submission requirements will be simple, in order to encourage graphic presentations that are clear and compelling, but not overly time consuming. More detailed information will be provided, but design proposals will likely include:
Brief design statement or narrative
Site analysis and /or explanatory diagrams
Site plan or diagram
Unit floor plans
Digital 3D models, massing studies and/or experiential view
Simplified pro forma
Design Charrette Saturday November 3, 2018 | 2 pm to 4 pm
form & concept | 435 S. Guadalupe Street
Participating designers will present their housing design proposals to an expert panel and the public. Discussion will be moderated and documented by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe. Participating panelists will be announced.
The Housing Forum and Public Review and open to the public.
Participation in the design charrette is open to all design professionals and students (individuals or teams) in planning, urban design, architecture, and other allied fields.
Both events will be held at form & concept 435 S Guadalupe Street