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Plan A Architecture, LLC

The award-winning firm of Plan A Architecture was formed in 2007 by Stephen Samuelson and Greg Reid. Both members previously worked together at Studio Arquitectura, the office co-founded by Stephen in 1989.

Plan A specializes in unique custom residences and restaurants, as well as smaller scale retail and renovation projects.   Emphasis on proper siting, sustainability, and green design are important elements of their work.  The members take pride in providing professional service and making the design process a satisfying and positive experience for all their clients.  

With a portfolio of work that includes Traditional Southwest adobe, Modernism, and an eclectic-mix of regional vernacular styles, Plan A's designs are as diverse as their clientele.  Plan A's goal is to produce beautiful buildings that are realizations of their clients' dreams.

500 Montezuma Ave. Suite 200-C, Santa Fe, NM  NM Architect
Click photo above for map of office location - Sanbusco Market Center - Second Floor

Stephen Samuelson    Stephen Samuelson                   

Stephen co-founded Studio Arquitectura in Santa Fe in 1989.  Prior to its formation, he worked for years on design/build projects after his move from Boston to New Mexico in 1979.  His years as a master carpenter in New England have given Stephen a true appreciation for high quality, hand-built structures and interior spaces.  These aspects are evident in his work in Santa Fe and around the world.
EDUCATION     Wentworth Institute of Technology and Architecture - BS in Arch
                                 Boston, Massachusetts
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.1#,

Greg Reid    Greg C Reid, AIA        

Greg began working with Stephen Samuelson at Studio Arquitectura after moving to Santa Fe from Manhattan in 1993.  Greg had years of experience in residential architecture in New York that he has been able to incorporate into his work in the Southwest.  In New York, he worked for A. Epstein and Sons, Eric D.W. Cohler, and Stephen B. Jacobs and Associates.  Greg also worked for Flatow Moore Shaffer McCabe in Albuquerque on international commercial and hospitality projects.
EDUCATION             Syracuse University School of Architecture - B Arch
                                Syracuse, New York
REGISTRATIONS   LICENSED ARCHITECT - New York, New Mexico, California,                                    Pennsylvania, Kansas, NCARB Certified
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.3#,


David Cofrances    David Cofrances, RA        

David began working with Plan A after moving full-time to Santa Fe and having been a part-time resident for over a decade. He worked for a number of renowned firms in Los Angeles designing and over-seeing diverse scaled commercial, retail, and residential projects. David then opened his own office in Venice, CA and returned to his roots in custom residential design. In 2001, he relocated his office to split his time between Rancho Mirage and Santa Fe while completing modern homes in the Palm Springs area.
EDUCATION             Arizona State University - B Arch
                                Tempe, Arizona
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.2#,

Kristin Flurry    Kristin Flurry                   

Prior to joining Plan A, Kristin worked for several designers and contractors on construction documents and coordination. She also interned with Sunsilk Landscaping and the Bioneers in Santa Fe, and for Antoine Predock Architect in Albuquerque, preparing presentations for international museum, hotel, and university projects. Kristin graduated with honors from UNM with a Masters in Architecture after studying art as an undergraduate.
EDUCATION         University of New Mexico - Masters of Architecture
                                 Albuquerque, New Mexico

             College of Santa Fe - BA, Studio Art
                                 Santa Fe, New Mexico 
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.6#

Taylor Pardue    Taylor Pardue        

Taylor brings over ten years of experience in the building industry to Plan A, including design and construction of custom residential projects from New York to Aspen. After completing his Masters studies at UNM, he worked in Santa Fe as a cabinetmaker and carpenter in addition to architecture, which gives him a unique and diverse set of skills as a designer and builder. Prior to returning to NM, Taylor established a design/build millwork firm in Brooklyn.
EDUCATION             University of New Mexico - Masters of Architecture
                                Albuquerque, New Mexico

             Lewis and Clark College - BA, Fine Art
                               Portland, Oregon 
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.4#,

Christopher Bowen    Christopher Bowen        

A native Santa Fean, Christopher holds a bachelors degree in Modern Dance, and a Masters in Architecture. He worked for Dale Crawford Associates and Custer-Basarich Architects in Albuquerque. He then spent 17 years with serveral firms in San Francisco working on residential, commercial, retail, and civic projects before returning to Santa Fe. Chris enjoys playing guitar and keyboards, as well as dancing tango and modern dance.
EDUCATION             University of New Mexico - Masters of Architecture
                                Albuquerque, New Mexico

             University of California at Santa Cruz - BA, Modern Dance
                               Santa Cruz, California 
CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.7#,

Andrew Norskog    Andrew Norskog                   

Andrew has been a part of the Plan A studio since 2010. His modern design sense and computer skills are a big benefit in giving clients realistic images of their projects throughout the design process. Andrew previously worked on design competitions in Ann Arbor, and for the offices of Antoine Predock Architect, and Spears Architects. He also has hands-on experience in custom steel fabrication, carpertry, and digital fabrication.
EDUCATION          University of Michigan - Masters of Architecture
                                 Ann Arbor, Michigan 

             University of New Mexico - BA, Architecture
                                 Albuquerque, New Mexico 

CONTACT                 505-820-1460 ext.0#,


Nandia    Nandia        

Nandia discovered her passion for office management four years ago when she found her new home with Greg at the age of two. She works part-time, specializing in welcomes, rearranging her toys, and napping in the sun. Her experience includes living in several homes and a shelter sniffing out all that there is to smell in the New Mexico landscape.                                     

EDUCATION             Santa Fe Tails Dog Academy
                                Santa Fe, New Mexico



Plan A Architects Office



PO Box 9289 - Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504

Tel 505-820-1460 / Fax 505-820-1415



Plan A Architecture, LLC
P.O. Box 9289 -
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504