We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award for "a distinguished body of work" and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site's unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

Paul S. Haack, AIA
Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
David C. Pfeifer, AIA
Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
John D. Graham, AIA

John D. Anderson, FAIA 1926-2017
Ronald L. Mason, FAIA Emeritus
Curt F. Dale, FAIA 1945-2003

Cathy Bellem, AIA
Ben Blanchard, AIA
John Everin, AIA
Erin Hillhouse, AIA
David E. Houston, AIA
James R. Taylor, AIA

Dan Bishop, AIA
Peter Koehler, AIA
Pamela J. Loomis, SDA/C
Ryan Lutz, AIA
Kristin O'Connell, Assoc AIA
Jenna Michieli, AIA
Suzanne Minear, AIA
Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
Charlotte Stapleton
Todd Swarts, AIA
Kristina Winn, AIA
Julie Zurakowski, AIA
3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762

www.amdarchitects.com
info@amdarchitects.com

The District Field Office and Maintenance Warehouse for the BLM in New Mexico responds to increased agency programmatic requirements, required improvements to staff working conditions and establishes a new public image that is deserving of our federal agencies. The agency serves the local Native American communities who have leased their lands for natural gas operations, managing financial transactions, permitting and inspections of field operations.

The building is a Modernist interpretation of the Anasazi ruins found throughout the region, introducing a refined architectural vocabulary intended to work in tandem with the natural landscape. The site inspired a building proposition that interprets strong cultural and physical patterns, embraces sustainable measures and establishes experiences that meld the indoor and outdoor environments. An array of stone and masonry walls shape the entry lobby, public room and multipurpose rooms, extending to form outdoor areas along the entry walk. The lobby roof form rises to the south, forming an expansive view out from the multipurpose rooms to the mesas in the distance.

The office building is oriented to maximize N/S exposures, while working with the natural topography to realize a two-story building and is arranged as a modest, open plan block whose depth allows for natural light to penetrate from its north and south faces. The south wall is inset and protected from solar gain by solar shade devices. The warehouse accommodates vehicle maintenance and radio repair bays, workshop, staff lockers and storage.

Farmington Field Office and Warehouse

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