SITE SANTA FE
LOCATION / SANTA FE, NM
PHASE / COMPLETED 2017
SIZE / 36,000 SF

SHoP’s 36,000 square foot design for the newly expanded SITE Santa Fe addresses the critical operational and programmatic needs of existing facilities, while simultaneously creating a new iconic presence for the innovative cultural institution. Located at the heart of the burgeoning Santa Fe Railyard, SITE’s building expansion will continue to lead the next phase of an already active and dynamic public space. The building’s low-slung form establishes a dialogue with Santa Fe Railyard Park and surrounding buildings, while an entrance court and rear porch, framed by a soaring layered and perforated façade, create public gathering spaces and invite guests inside. Drawing inspiration from regional patternmaking and incorporating material qualities of the Santa Fe Railyard, the exterior of the building not only reflects the history and culture of the American Southwest, but also expresses a contemporary aesthetic that is authentically SITE Santa Fe.