SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition, Architecture, Building, Architects, United States of America, News

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition

Architectural Development USA – design by SHoP Architects

Aug 21, 2018

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition

Design: SHoP Architects

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition 2017

Photos of SITE © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

SHoP designed a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the exhibition and support spaces at SITE Santa Fe, one of the leading contemporary art institutions in the Southwest.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building

Behind the scenes, the project includes action to modernize environmental systems, provide the staff with new administrative and educational facilities, and streamline the handling and care for art in a reconfigured back-of-house. We are also expanding their existing building to provide several new galleries, a new public entry and gathering spaces indoors and out, as well as a new treatment for the building’s exterior.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building

The folded, perforated aluminum system defining the exterior of the building was carefully calibrated to be appropriate both for SITE’s immediate context in an old railyard, as well as in contrast to the traditional construction methods and effects that prevail in the surrounding cityscape.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building by SHoP Architects

The character of the new and renovated interior spaces was of particular concern for this project. SITE’s work as an innovative arts institution was at times restricted by the nature of their current building, a repurposed former beer warehouse.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building

The minimal upgrades and interventions they had performed over the last twenty years to make it a home for art had become part of their story, but the building nonetheless still posed significant limitations. As the organization matured, SITE was faced with the profound logistical demands relating to art handling and display that are common to museums everywhere.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building interior

By engaging fully with SITE’s administration and staff in an efficient process of discovery, we were able to develop a physical and material strategy for meeting their staging and support needs, while also designing new and renovated gallery spaces that meet the demands of their expanding audience.

The exuberant new exterior of the building is intended to signal a welcoming gesture to the community while also serving as an iconic new presence for the institution as it moves forward.

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition building interior by SHoP Architects

SITE Santa Fe Competition – Building Information

Architects: SHoP Architects
Client: SITE Santa Fe Contemporary Arts
General Contractor: Sarcon Construction Corporation
Photographers: Photos of SITE © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

SHoP Architects

New Mexico Buildings

Location:Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA




US Architecture

US Architecture Designs – chronological list

Sundial House
Architect: Specht
Sundial House
photograph : Taggart Sorensen

Sundial House Santa Fe

Torcasso Residence in New Mexico, Santa Fe
Design: Page, architects
Torcasso Residence in Santa Fe
photo from architects

Torcasso Residence in Santa Fe

SITE Santa Fe: New Mexico Architecture Competition
SITE Santa Fe Competition
images from competition organiser
SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Architecture Competition

New Mexico Highlands University Student Union
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
New Mexico Highlands University Student Union
photo : Robert Reck

Spaceport America
Foster + Partners
Spaceport America
image : Foster + Partners

Spaceport America

Neighbouring State/Country Architecture to New Mexico
Arizona Buildings
Colorado Buildings
Oklahoma Buildings
Texas Buildings

Dallas Buildings




Texas Architecture

Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Design: Foster + Partners
American Opera house
photograph : Iwan Baan

Winspear Opera House

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas
Design: Morphosis
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
picture from architect

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Website: USA

Comments / photos for the SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition 2017 page welcome

SITE Santa Fe New Mexico Competition : page

Website: New Mexico