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.
Friends seeks the talent, expertise and vision of the design and planning community to advance innovative and enlightened solutions to the City's current housing crisis. This program will have two stages:
A moderated, in-depth panel discussion where experts, designers and the public will examine the nature and extent of the current shortage, review innovative housing strategies that have been successful elsewhere, and identify opportunities for meaningful change with our City's physical and political landscape.
An open-format charrette where designers respond with blue-sky design concepts for building sites, housing types and financial models they select. Designs will be presented to the public and an panel of experts.
Click here to download the design brief for Housing Santa Fe: Forum and Design Charrette.