*** The Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza is included in the new book “Landscape Architecture Now” published by Tashen .
The Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza was also selected in 2015 and honoured by the "Urban Land Institute", as one of the five national finalists for the prestigous "ULI Urban Open Space Award"
And Erick Auhne of the City of Santa Fe applied for and won the ... "American Planning Association" Award for the Railyard, as the "2015 Great Public Space Award"..
Congratulations to the Railyard Design Team of Ken Smith, Fred Schwartz and Mary Miss
(…and the Trust for Public Land, City of Santa Fe, Railyard Stewards, The Santa Fe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation, the Railrunner, Santa Fe Southern…and always, many many thanks to the dedicated community of Santa Fe )
The Railyard Team accepts the recognition in memory of our honorable Fred Schwartz, who lead us all with dedication, to an active and exciting urban environment.
We miss Fred and his remarkable spirit, greatly ...
*** "Hoopes + Bowden"
with Project Manager Julia Wirick, Craig Hoopes and Suby Bowden
are the Architects + Planners for the New Expansion and Renovation to the "State Records and Archives Center" and the "New Mexico State Library" on the corner of Cerrillos Road and Camino Carlos Rey.
We are continuing our work on the vibrant updated cultural community center in 2016-2017-2018 !
The State Records Center and Archives is significant nationally, as one of only nine affiliates in the US of the "National Archives and Record Administration" in Washington DC. The SRCA is mandated with the important federal role to preserve 400 year old documents, for the State, and for the Federal Government.
The State Library is committed to protecting new cultural documents, and has the largest collection of Southwest Literature in the US.
Together these towers of knowledge provide access for the State of New Mexico, to cultural information from the digital age, all the way back to New Mexico's founding 400 years ago.
*** The "Carnegie Museum of Art" in Pittsburgh completed a large industrial design exhibit (open from November 2015 to April 11, 2016) honouring "Peter Muller Munk and Associates- PMMA".
Our partner Bob Gaylor, was also one of the partners at PMMA, heading the 42 person "Innovation Department", working with hundreds of PMMA people including the model shop, marketing, and in the field designers.
The Carnegie Museum has been working on the exhibit for 7 years, acquiring furniture, toasters, silverware, packaging , world's fair exhibits, first sunglasses to turn to shade in the sun, BART cars, snowmobiles, locomotives, hardhats, first hearing aide, etc., etc...
They have released a book titled "Silver to Steel-the Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk" (available first at your local bookstore....or Amazon)....so this is all great fun !
Bob just returned from Pittsburgh, where he and 10 of his PMMA Associates were all honoured by the Museum. And they learned Carnegie thinks they were the most prolific, of the independent industrial design firms, before clients started hiring designers in-house.
But most importantly their process was highly collaborative ... all in one large open room, sharing their work with others, debating, critiquing, and working together as a creative team....
100 men and one women...
ah those were the good ole days for all these men...
and the one brave woman !
*** SBA completed
"Cafe Sonder", a Hip New Santa Fe "Farm to Table Restaurant"
Sonder opened in 2017 for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The restaurant provides a sunny morning coffee shop, lunch, late night-dining and bar (with live music on an outdoor patio in warm weather)... all developed and managed by our favorite local restauranteurs the Razatos ! !
The chef is Nick Razatos, highly experienced from two years of cooking with the most remarkable French chef in Boston... so great food coming your way...
To the left you will see a collage of images we all compiled together to establish a mood and tone for the nightime and daytime of the new restaurant,
on-the-top-image: funky and innovative in the night-time.... filled with many choices of beers and wines...lively-artistic-talk...and the best bar food in town...
on-the-bottom-image: clean, contemporary and homey in the daytime, to encourage a slow morning start with great pastries and coffees and juices, so you can hang out and read your paper, or catch-up on the latest news...
*** We are delighted to be working again with our friends and prior clients on a new Compound for "Casa de los Nietos" in Tucson, AZ.
The Grandkids House is situated in the Catalina foothills,
surrounded by beautiful arroyos, with wild animals wandering north to south on either side of the site. Javelinas, coyotes, bobcats, and of course many, many desert birds are seen in the arroyos both daytime and nighttime.
We will be installing action-animated-cameras, so the youngest of grandchildren can watch the animals on screens inside the house, while the older kids can watch the animals from above, or teenagers and adults can go hiking up and down the arroyos on their own.
We've found wonderful bunkbeds for overnight get-togethers,
that fold up in the day-time, turning into desks and storage for art supplies, games, toys, computer storage, and then fold down in the night-time for bunkbeds...
Colorful soft furniture and rugs will be placed throughout for naps, and playtime...
There's a lap-pool for swimming and games. with a slide, for the kids to run up the stairs, and slide down, and run up the stairs and slide down....
and cool north-south breezes, with shade, shade, everywhere (in the hot Tucson desert) will be readily available for the whole family....under ramadas, trees, and adjacent to building walls...