Atkin Olshin Schade Architects selected for Arts + Creativity Center
Creative Santa Fe (CrSF) and New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing (NMIF) have selected a collaborative team led by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects for the Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center (A+CC), an innovative affordable housing complex to be located on Siler Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The A+CC will serve lower-income creative entrepreneurs and their families. The community will include people from diverse backgrounds working in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, media arts, applied arts, healing arts, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, craftsmen, builders, makers, and people in related industries that support those professions.
The City of Santa Fe will donate the land to the project. Following an intensive summer and fall of community outreach, programming, and preliminary design, the design team will assist NMIF in an application for New Mexico Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for funding. Initial funding is provided by the Our Town grant program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
We will be working together with Trey Jordan Architecture, Onion Flats, Da Silva Architecture, Surroundings, Wilson & Company, and PBI Construction Consulting in an innovative new model for collaboration among designers, bringing together the talents of a group of firms to tackle a large project. The project provides a unique opportunity for our firm to work closely with design and sustainability leaders in both Santa Fe and Philadelphia.
"We are truly excited; this level of skill and design talent are rare for the affordable housing world"
– Daniel Werwath, COO of New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing
"We are thrilled to have been selected for the Santa Fe Arts and Creativity Center. The unique selection process, requiring a collaborative approach among numerous architects, enabled us to assemble a diverse group of leaders in local design as well as national experts in innovative affordable housing. We're looking forward to the resulting alchemy and how that will ultimately impact the architecture of the A+CC," said Shawn Evans, Principal of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and Trey Jordan of Trey Jordan Architecture, in a joint statement.
To read more about this project please visit: http://artsandcreativity.org