The two-story portion of La Fonda on the Plaza was originally built in 1922. La Fonda became an iconic symbol for architecture in downtown Santa Fe and is a prime example of Spanish Pueblo Revival architecture. It had not undergone any significant additions since the garage was built in 1986 and terrace suites were added in 1998. Extensive research was conducted to identify the elements that would return the hotel to its 1920s roots. The exterior and 165 guest rooms and corridors were renovated, including making them ADA compliant and upgrading MEP and HVAC systems. The construction team also managed 400 pieces of original art that were in the restoration area. These efforts garnered the project the 2014 Heritage Preservation Award from Santa Fe's Historic District Review Board and Archaeological Review Committee.

Photo by Joel Frazier
Award of merit Renovation/Restoration: La Fonda on the Plaza - Guest Room Renovations

La Fonda on the Plaza - Guest Room Renovations

Santa Fe, N.M.

Key Players

General Contractor Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc., Albuquerque

Owner/Developer La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe

Lead Design Firm Barbara Felix Architecture + Design, Santa Fe

MEP Engineer The Response Group, Albuquerque

Subcontractors Yearout Mechanical, Inc., Albuquerque; DKD Electric LLC, Albuquerque; National Roofing Co., Albuquerque; Les File Drywall, Inc., Albuquerque; Santa Fe Steel, Santa Fe