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Q&A with Vanessa Garcia

December 7, 2022

Employee spotlight with Vanessa Garcia. Vanessa is a licensed architect and joined our team in November 2021 with over 17 years of valuable experience. Her current focus is in our Higher Education Studio, but she is a well-rounded architect with experience designing for office buildings, K-12 education, community centers and nursing homes. What motivated you […]

Groundwork Studio and Bernalillo County are excited to announce the International District Urban Agriculture Plan project was selected to be a part of the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition. The exhibit is currently running at the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art through March 19, 2022. Project submissions from the Rocky Mountain West and […]

2021 NAIOP Awards

December 15, 2021

We’re proud to have three projects honored at the 2021 NAIOP Awards!  Thank you to all the teams whose hard work made these projects successful. Eagle Award for Excellence The Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center UNM Johnson Center Renovation and Expansion Award of Merit CNM Marketplace   Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center – Eagle Award of Excellence The Jicarilla-Apache […]

Welcome, Henry Reitwiesner!

December 14, 2021

FBT Architects is excited to announce that Henry Reitwiesner has joined their Colorado Springs team as a Project Executive after retiring from Academy District 20. Henry has been invested in educational architecture for over 25 years, with a depth of experience in facilities’ management, construction supervision and contract administration. After more than two decades employed […]

Sandia National Laboratories’ 706 Agile Lab project was awarded the Eagle Award (top award in its category) at the 2021 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards. FBT is proud to be a part of this team with Noresco, Smith Engineering, Jensen Hughes, EEA Consulting Engineers and Thompson Construction Inc. Designed for LEED Gold, […]

There’s no ‘I’ in WOW! The Albuquerque Journal’s annual Top Workplaces awards compile employee survey feedback and recognize businesses with high employee satisfaction. The survey addresses key issues including company values and culture, professional development opportunities, meaningful work and innovation. Our practice is built on a culture that commits to our mission that pushes each […]

The UNM McKinnon Center for Management has been recognized with an AIA New Mexico 2021 elevAte Honor Award for Distinguished Architecture, the only honor award issued this year. The jury praised the building’s sophistication and role in framing a new campus gateway, its navigation of a large program around a common “living room,” and the […]

Reprinted from the Albuquerque Journal’s “Regents award contracts for UNMH addition“ By Steve Knight / Journal Staff Writer The University of New Mexico’s long-time mission to build a “modern medical facility” got back on track on Tuesday after regents voted to proceed with program management services and architectural design planning. It’s a significant step forward […]

Jim takes the kids’ interview questions in stride and warmly explains the construction process, starting with the trucks coming from across town. Their spinning drums mix materials to create concrete that will support the new school. A personal connection and clear understanding of the process go a long way towards making the often long and […]

We want your ideas! Here at FBT and Groundwork Studio, we are designers. Dreamers, schemers, planners, technicians and artists. We have many ideas, but our designs are for you. We know that before design can begin, we must understand the place and the people who inhabit it. We would like to get to know you, […]