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, examined the nature and extent of the current housing shortage, reviewed innovative housing strategies that have been successful elsewhere, and identified opportunities for meaningful change within our city's physical and political landscape. The discussion was moderated by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe. The panelists were:
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 was a kick-off for an open-format design charrette where designers would respond with blue-sky design concepts for building sites, housing types, financial models, and/or policy solutions that they propose.
Design Charrette Saturday November 3, 2018 | 2 pm to 4 pm
form & concept | 435 S. Guadalupe Street
Participating designers presented their housing design proposals to an expert panel and the public. Discussion was moderated and documented by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe. Click on the designer name to see the proposal.