Midtown Campus Project

The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), in partnership with the City of Santa Fe, announced a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select up to five (5) design and planning teams to envision the future of the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (“Midtown Campus”).

The Selection Committee chose these five amazing teams of local designers to work on the City’s Visioning Phase for the Midtown Campus Project, they are: AOS Architects, in partnership with MASS Design Group, Roy Wroth, and design office;  AutotrophSpears Horn ArchitectsStrata Design, in partnership with radicle and Groundwork Studio; and Surroundings. The teams were briefed on the results of the 2,234 surveys we received, as well as related research like Culture Connects and RE: MIKE.

The 5 design teams presented their visionary concepts at public meetings and online for public feedback. Click on the following links to view the presentations and the design teams’ planning narratives.

AOS Architects


Spears Horn Architects

Strata Design

Surroundings Studio



Gayla Bechtol Architect
Debra Garcia y Griego, Executive Director, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
Julia Goldberg, Writer and lead faculty for the Creative Writing and Literature Department, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Carl Luff, White & Luff Financial
Richard Martinez, Martinez Architecture
Kevin McBride, Local Business Owner
Andrea Romero, Director of MIX Santa Fe, Director of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, and CEO/co-founder of Tall Foods