Some of Our Projects

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Torcasso Residence

Santa Fe, NM

PAGE SOUTHERLAND PAGE
SGB
JM Evans Construction Inc.
Dave Campbell, working with JM Evans Construction

Robert Reck, robertreck.com
(courtesy of Rick Torcasso)
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Rammed earth defines function and form. Two massive rammed earth volumes incorporate four different shades of indigenous soil, creating a deep luscious palette in irregular sedimentary layers. They are much the same soils and hues found in nearby Abiquiu that inspired artist Georgia O’Keefe.  
Page Southerland Page, Architect
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SGB, What's your dream project?

"A winery.
A distillery.
... definately a winery or a distillery.

... or working in Austin.
Maybe a winery or distillery in Austin."

San Luis Obispo Residence

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Semmes & Co. Builders

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This project was located on an absolutely stunning  site overlooking California vineyards and the mountains beyond. We were influenced by the light and shadows on the mountains and those patterns are reflected in the continuous lift pattern on the Rammed Earth.
"Never in my life would I imagine myself just sitting down ...to stare at a wall for so long, as I just did." - Project Owner
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SGB, is it true that you came 'out of retirement' to work on these projects?

The Rammed Earth House

San Jose, NM

Jonathan Whitten Architecture, LLC
SGB
Wyndham Carlisle

images courtesy of the home owner, Kim
and a few on-site images by SGB
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The Rammed Earth House

San Jose, NM

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"Really, that's an urban myth.

We're still waiting for that winery project."

La Molina

Galisteo Basin, NM

Autotroph Design Studio /Alexander Dzurec  AIA
SGB
Harmony Design & Construction

Peter Olgilvie, ogilviephoto.com
(for Dwell magazine)
While the exterior of the home features rugged materials intended to convey a sense of shelter from the harsh wind and sun, the interior conveys a sense of sanctuary. Wood structure and detailing, combined with rammed earth and earthen plaster finishes create a sense of warmth and welcoming. The home's materials create ever-changing light qualities through the various seasons and times of day.
- Alexander Dzurec / Architect
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Grufferman Residence

Santa Fe, NM

Studio GP LLC / Graham Hogan AIA
SGB
Apple Construction

Patrick Coulie, patrickcoulie.com
(courtesy of Graham Hogan AIA)
SGB, on-site images
Inspired by thickened stone walls of Chaco Canyon and the regional geology the La Tierra Nueva home is influenced by the vernacular architecture of Santa Fe and northern NM. Rammed earth walls, analogous to historic mud plastered adobe walls, ..., match the coloring of the site soil. - Studio GP LLC / Architect
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Downey 
Residence

Corrales, NM

STUDIOeM / Efthimios Maniatis AIA
SGB
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Kirk Gittings, gittingsphoto.com
(courtesy of Roger Downey)
SGB, on-site images
Architect Efthimios Manitis of STUDIOeM design calls them (the Rammed Earth walls) the amalgam of "modern contemporary regionalism" governed by Roger's strict mandate for minimalism. Within that aesthetic, Maniatis packaged eco-friendly features around the thermal properties of the rammed earth walls... subtly varying color and texture (to create lifts of color and a) lovely strata. "The colors change all day with the light" the architect says.  - Charles C. Poling, Dwell Magazine
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The Middleton 
Residence

Galisteo, TX

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Courtesy of the owners
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The Sanchez Residence

A Small Forever Home

Tijeras, NM

Lloyd & Associates Architects, Gurushabad Mirando AAIA
SGB
Fisher Construction

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Ferguson Residence

Taos, NM

Craig Hoopes & Associates
SGB
Jed McGee, McGee & Associates Design

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Some of Our Commercial
&
Government Projects

Okemah Community Hospital

Okemah, OK

1 Architecture, LLC
SGB
Manhattan / Redstone

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National Monument -
Petroglyph Amphitheater

Bernalillo County, NM

SMPC Archecture
SGB
Leetex LLC

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New Mexico
Fish Hatchery

Department of Game & Fish
Santa Rosa, NM

Craig Hoopes, AIA
Hoopes & Associates Architects
SGB
RMCI

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