Artist Studio

Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Hisa Ota, AIA
2,084 sf
Completion Date

This design-build project created a new studio for an acclaimed artist who relocated from San Francisco. The owner brought clear and exacting requirements, and the team rose to the challenge. The resulting structure conforms to local restrictive building covenants, and is compatible with the existing main residence and lovely ordered garden. At the same time, it provides a voluminous, modern, clean studio space with the even lighting optimal for painting. Included are graceful and efficiently laid out office and storage areas. The team located the structure to maximize access to the road, provide a grand vista, and minimize construction disruption and cost to the owners. This building achieved all the objectives set out by the team and owner, and provided the owner with a beautiful and neutral space to nurture her artistic creativity.