Monthly Chapter Meetings

The monthly meeting of the Chapter features presentations of interest to the architectural profession.


Credit Designations:

1.0 LU/HSW (pending)

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Thursday June 9, 2022
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Restaurant Martin
526 Galisteo Street

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Contemporary Art and Architecture
in a Historic Setting

The course will use the experience of an architecture firm during the design process to demonstrate the complexities of building programming, restoration, site context, building systems, and other issues, all in the historic context of the city of Santa Fe.  The New Mexico Museum of Art is building a second location to house contemporary art.


Located adjacent to the north end of the Santa Fe Railyard (a large redevelopment area), the project will transform the former Halpin State Archives building into the Vladem Contemporary, providing additional exhibition, education, and collections spaces to the Museum’s current facilities.

The Presenters:​

Devendra N Contractor, AIA

Principal, DNCA architects

Devendra has been a resident of Santa Fe and Albuquerque since 1974. He received an undergraduate degree from St. John’s College and attained a master’s degree in Architecture at UNM. Following his education, he was a senior associate for Antoine Predock for 9 years, prior to establishing DNCA in 2002. His primary focus has been on fine arts and performing arts projects. Preceding his career in architecture, Devendra worked as an adobe and stone mason in Santa Fe.

Deirdre Harris, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, DNCA architects

Deirdre studied at the University of Manitoba and Harvard GSD, and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree with a major in Landscape Architecture as well as a Master of Architecture. She has worked in both fields in Canada and the US. She has been with DNCA for 15 of her 19 years in New Mexico, and her work with the firm has consisted of mainly fine arts and hospitality projects, most of which are located in Santa Fe.

Graham Hogan, AIA, LEED AP

Principal, Studio GP

Graham has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from CU Boulder and a Master of Architecture with an emphasis on sustainable design from UNM. While a senior associate at Antoine Predock Architect for 18 years, he was the project architect for major museums, art galleries, and performing arts centers around the world. Graham established StudioGP in 2013 and has focused on both commercial and residential projects in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.