Hotel Chaco, Albuquerque

 © Martinez Architecture Studio

Recently completed, the lobby of this hotel in Albuquerque has mud plaster, vigas and stacked stone to evoke the feeling inside a ancient Native American kiva.

Casa Esencia, Albuquerque

 © Jeff Caven

One of the oldest houses in Albuquerque, this building is registered as a state historic structure. It is now converted into an event space in front of a popular hotel.


Plaza Café Southside, Santa Fe

 © Martinez Arch. Studio

There is a Plaza Café on the plaza in Santa Fe. This sister restaurant is located in a theatre complex on the south side of Santa Fe. We created a restaurant to harken back to the history of Santa Fe.

The Lodge, Santa Fe

 © Kirk Gittings

The hotel was built in the 1970's. It was renovated to take advantage of the beautiful views and to give the flavor of Santa Fe to the hotel.

Hotel St. Francis, Santa Fe

 © Jeff Caven

The hotel was built in the 1970's. It was renovated to take advantage of the beautiful views and to give the flavor of Santa Fe to the hotel.

Esplendor Resort, Rio Rico, Arizona

 © Jeff Caven

Originally built in the 1970's in the Arizona desert, this resort was given a complete facelift from the entrance to the restaurant.

We create vibrant places in our site planning studio. Every project is unique and we identify opportunities that meet every challenge.


St. Francis and Cerrillos Road Intersection, Santa Fe

 © Martinez Arch. Studio

I had an idea for the intersection at St. Francis and Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I think it is very interesting that there are four different modes of transportation all coming together at this junction. My idea was to keep the train at ground level, make it attractive to walk or bike through this area and accommodate the traffic that animates this intersection on every hour. The center of the intersection would be occupied by four big cottonwood trees and the statue of Don Pedro de Peralta. Once you reach this gateway you are in Santa Fe!



CCA

 © Martinez Architecture Studio

The sculpture park at CCA will contain walkways, benches, eating areas and sculptures throughout the extensive grounds outside the gallery and cinematheque. Half of this vision is built and fundraising is underway for the remainder.

Garrett's Desert Inn

 © Martinez Architecture Studio

For this design charrette we proposed 26, approximately 1,500 sq. ft. houses together with small retail stores on Old Santa Fe Trail and on the Santa Fe river. The houses will surround private courtyard spaces and will define the streets. They will be designed in the traditional Santa Fe layout, following the Spanish "Laws of the Indies". Parking will be underground. The retail stores will allow public pedestrian strolling and dining on the street and, more importantly on the Santa Fe river.



Memorial Gardens, Santa Fe

 © Martinez Architecture Studio

This is the Jewish section of a cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We wanted to create a place that the community would be proud of. We expanded an existing stone wall to embrace the area and to hold memorial plaques. The memorial plaques commemorate family members who are buried elsewhere but can be visited at the cemetery. The plaques are made of thick stone that allows them to hold small pebbles in the Jewish tradition. We also built a stone contemplation circle which looks onto the Jewish section and the memorial plaques.


Santa Fe Art Institute

 © Martinez Architecture Studio

Martinez Architecture Studio is grateful for the opportunity to design some small but vital projects for this non-profit as a donation. The building was originally designed by Ricardo Legoretta.