Barbara Felix Architecture + Design

Barbara Felix Architecture + Design

Architecture & design firm located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. BFA+D helps you to tell your unique story through the design of buildings, spaces, and furnishings.

We work closely with you and the project team to help you to first solidify your vision; then to establish priorities for building systems, materials and maintenance; and finally to design your landscapes, buildings, spaces, and the details therein. We value sustainable design and the important role it plays to preserve our water, land, and air for the future. Successful design builds pride of place as well as contributes to the well-being of our selves and our communities. We invest in our communities by utilizing local craftsmen, artisans, and materials whenever possible.

Operating as usual


Sneak peek of this project that we collaborated - it makes yummy chili burger and it’s located all over New Mexico! Can you guess it!? #burger #chili #greenchili

Sneak peek of this project that we collaborated - it makes yummy chili burger and it’s located all over New Mexico! Can you guess it!? #burger #chili #greenchili


Sharing these yummy goodies with clients - we are very excited to start this new partnership! #yummy #goodies #homemade #bfad #architecture #santafe #newmexico

Sharing these yummy goodies with clients - we are very excited to start this new partnership! #yummy #goodies #homemade #bfad #architecture #santafe #newmexico


Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Wishing you nothing but happiness and amazing sunsets like this one! #newmexicoarchitecture #newmexico #sunset #stucco #santafe #winter #winterwonderland

Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Wishing you nothing but happiness and amazing sunsets like this one! #newmexicoarchitecture #newmexico #sunset #stucco #santafe #winter #winterwonderland


It’s that time of the year again! Best wishes for a New Year filled with love, happiness and health! #xmas #xmastree #lafonda


Office meeting during COVID. Enjoying a sunny day outdoors, six feet apart. Be safe! #outdoors #officemeeting #santafe #summer


In the midst of a global crisis, we are reminded that nothing is more important than our health. This #earthday let’s continue the fight for a brighter, healthier future. #sunset #newmexico #southwest


As part of La Terraza Ballroom renovation at the Hotel La Fonda, a piece of art was created at the fireplace by the artist Marla Allison. As described by the artist - “Fire and Water” balance each other with equal strength, the sparks that fly are magic. @marlaallison Thank you for being part of the history of the Hotel La Fonda with your amazing and creative art. #art #native #fireplace #newmexico #lafonda @ La Fonda on the Plaza


A few days left to like a photo below to lock in your vote for People's Choice! They're all pretty cool, but we're biased and love Bill the Buffalo! After all the details our buffalo ended up providing just over 3,000 cans. What a fun year with all of these CANimals!

"Like" your favorite to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award for the 5th annual Canstruction Santa Fe. Only likes on this album will be counted in this category, so share with friends and family.


It’s nice to get out of the office and enjoy the first day of summer in one of our favorite sunlit spaces, La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza.


Bill the Buffalo coming to life! Vote for us for People’s Choice here:! #cansantafe #canimals #canstruction


Bill the Buffalo! Click on the photo and like to vote for our buffalo in the people’s choice category! Just liking this post doesn’t count. Check him out IRL at Santa Fe Place Mall!

Bill the Buffalo by team Barbara Felix Architecture + Design 06/05/2019

Project Architect/Designer BFA+D has a proven track record of creating innovative and thoughtful design solutions based on extensive research and documentation. Our solutions are grounded in a sense of place (the southwest) and an attention to detail. Each project tells its own story and is designed to reflect our clien...


Happy Birthday to our leading lady, Barbara! #happybirthday


It’s #CanSantaFe time and we need your support! We’re hard at work on our life-size #CANimal and want the design to meet our gold standard while providing more food to our food bank. Any amount helps and goes directly to The Food Depot as a charitable donation. Let us know if you’d like to chip in!
And a HUGE thank you to our current sponsors: Sunwest Construction Specialties, Tipton Engineering, La Fonda on the Plaza, Klinger Constructors, Arizona Tile, Susan Summa, and Brycon Corporation. And to Market Street for working with all the teams on this great cause!


It’s starting to feel like spring! At least in our office... outside is a different story! #tile #color #santafe #architecture


We’re back for the 5th year! Excited to see what other teams join us to make the 5th Anniversary a record year.

Back for year #5... Barbara Felix Architecture + Design! We’ve rocked to beat of their drums, seen #spiderman heroically protect the skyline, watched #bumblebee the CANformer come to life, and started with the ultimate #newmexico question - red or green? Next up, #CANimals!
#thefooddepot #newmexico #onecanatatime #endhunger #solvehunger #FeedNNM #santafenm #cansculpture #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #architects #design #sculpture #art #transformers #chile @ Santa Fe Place Mall


The #makerspace and lobby are complete! Check out this newly activated space at the #NewMexico History Museum. We hope you enjoy it!
#architecture #design #space #maker #makersgonnamake #makinghistory #interiors #santafe @ New Mexico History Museum


Sharing stories about the stories we tell through architecture with students from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). #architecture #learning


It’s a great feeling seeing your ideas come to life! Thank you to Extraordinary Structures for collaborating with us to make our gears a reality!
#architecture #creative #creation #design #nmhm #nmhistorymuseum #maker #makerspace


Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for Happiness in the New Year! From all of us at BFA+D.


Our final La Fonda touch, Christmas trees! We decorated 6 trees, wrapped plenty of presents, and provided some of the ornaments on the lobby tree. Have you spotted all of them yet? 🎄 🎄 🎄
#holiday #decorating #countdowntochristmas #lovelafonda #santafe #newmexicotrue #lafondaholidaymagic


We got into the #holidayspirit this year with decorations at La Fonda on the Plaza. Do you have any favorite details?
#holiday #decorating #countdowntochristmas #lovelafonda #santafe #newmexicotrue #lafondaholidaymagic


AIA New Mexico

Meet Barbara Felix, Principal Architect at Barbara Felix Architecture + Design, our 2019 SGN Representative (and 2019 recipient of our Architects Medal).
#aia #newmexico #architectlife #architecturedesign #architecture #architecturelovers #leadership #advocacy #redorgreen #advocacy #government #stategovernment


Cookies are ready for delivery! #holidaytime #tradition


Doors wrapped with ribbon like each is their own gift, adorned with tin ornaments made by a local #newmexico artist.
#holiday #decorating #countdowntochristmas #lovelafonda #santafe


The ladies that keep #bfad churning! #holidayparty #grateful


It’s that time of year for a holiday gathering! #holidayparty #santafe #sfschoolofcooking @ Santa Fe School of Cooking


Janna and Ashley have been busy this morning dressing up all the gifts! #holiday #decorating #lovelafonda 11/29/2018

Report: NM has most female-owned businesses

We are very proud to be one of the women-owned businesses that has put New Mexico at #1! ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new report out is singing New Mexico's praises when it comes to the percentage of businesses owned by women.

[10/27/18]   It was a gorgeous day to drive up to Taos. We 💜 bold color! If you have a chance this weekend, take a drive!


Over a decade ago we had the honor of designing this wonderful place in a joint venture with WoodMetalConcrete, and are amazed at the impact it continues to have to this day. Thank you, Architectural Digest! 08/23/2018

The Best Designed Museum in Every State in America | Architectural Digest

Sky City Cultural Center/Haak'u Museum is named the Best Designed Museum in New Mexico by Architectural Digest! We are honored to be included on this list with so many great architects and architecture.

"Acoma Pueblo (near Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Serving as the welcome center to Acoma Pueblo, which is the country’s oldest operating settlement and home to the Pueblo people, Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum was designed by Barbara Felix Architecture + Design" [and our JV partner WoodMetalConcrete]. With designs by the likes of Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, among others, these structures are as bold as the cultural artifacts held within them


This month kicks off our 20th year of creating Woven Architecture. More to come!


Today is the last day to get your tickets to the rooftop! Join us in celebrating licensure, and just having a great time with some folks in our industry.

Get your ticket here:

The venue. The food. The drinks. The swag. NONE of this would be possible without the generous sponsorships of those listed below!

Be sure to say thank you to these folks when you see them at the Gala in a few weeks!

YAF thanks you all 😘

Also, don’t forget, This Friday is the deadline to get your ticket for the Gala!

[07/04/18]   In need of beautiful sunset views with your margarita for the holiday? Head over to La Fonda on the Plaza’s Bell Tower... it just got a new summer look! The colorful fabric from Robert Allen Design really pulls everything together. Enjoy your 4th of July!

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Site Evaluation + Master & Strategic Planning + Conceptual Design + Architecture + interiors + Programming/User Interviews + Lighting, Wood and Metal Work Design + Art Collections + Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) + Signage and Wayfinding + Historic Preservation + Project Management/Owner Representation



511 Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:30
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