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Spears Horn Architects


About Us

Spears Horn Architects was designated NM Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects in 2011. The award recognizes a tradition of professional excellence by a firm over at least a ten-year period. Spears Horn Architects was established by Beverley Spears in 1981 as a design firm focusing on residential design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. The firm has established an excellent record of responsiveness to client needs, budget management, and timely performance of contract obligations. Spears Horn Architects currently holds over 46 awards from diverse groups: AIA NM Chapter, AIA Western Mountain Region, AIA SF Chapter, AIA/Sunset Magazine, AIA/Su Casa Magazine, Santa Fean Magazine, Southwest Contractor Magazine, NM Historic Preservation Division, City of SF, Old SF Association, NAIOP NM Chapter. We create simple, welcoming and comfortable buildings that occupants enjoy and that clients are proud to own. Beverley Spears, FAIA, is a licensed architect and landscape architect, and has practiced in Santa Fe since 1974. She has lectured widely on architectural topics and is the author of American Adobes by the UNM Press. She received the NM Architects Medal in 2000 for “contributions that have advanced the profession and the socially responsible role that architecture must perform within our greater society.” In 2002, she was honored with membership into the national College of Fellows of the AIA and was recognized as Business Woman of the Year by Santa Fe’s Business and Professional Women. In 2003, she was honored by the Old Santa Fe Association “for her contributions to the character and traditions of Santa Fe.” The major interest of the firm is to satisfy the needs and program of the client through the creation of environments that are spatially rich, articulated by sunlight and shadow, comfortable and welcoming. Respect for the surroundings and cultural context, whether urban or rural, is critical to each project. Durability and low maintenance are important aspects of our work. We look for opportunities to limit energy use, conserve water, and use non-toxic materials that are sustainably produced. We actively engage the client throughout the process to create a truly collaborative design. It is the firm’s goal to practice architecture as a fine and humanistic art serving our clients and the community. Spears Horn Architects strives to maintain the highest professional standards in all of our work.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Agua Fria, Cañada de los Alamos, Eldorado at Santa Fe, Glorieta, Lamy, Santa Fe, Tesuque


We currently hold over 46 awards, including regional and local AIA Design Awards.

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Contact Spears Horn Architects
1334 Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
License Number 1349