Santa Fe, New Mexico


The Trust for Public Land
The City of Santa Fe Parks and Recreation

Project Team

Frederic Schwartz Architects, Architect
Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Landscape Architect
Mary Miss, Artist
URS Corporation, Project Engineer


Winner, invited Competition
New York AIA Urban Design Honor Award
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
National Park Service Award for Site Design

Project Description

The Santa Fe Railyard Park, activates the last remaining large-scale parcel of public land in downtown Santa Fe. The new expansive park knits together a loose group of cultural and commercial facilities to form a cohesive local cultural precinct. The park connects neighborhoods previously separated by a dust bowl and brownfield industrial site, and now provides safe, attractive pedestrian and bike links to downtown Santa Fe. The project includes a new public plaza, a new shade structure used by local farmers’ markets, play areas, performance spaces, alamedas and gardens.