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Best Architect!

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Our mission is to provide the highest level of full service professional architecture and builder services - integrating form, function and materiality with building structure, interior architecture and design, lighting, landscaping, hardscape design and full engineering - to produce smart, efficient, beautiful, functional, creative, wholistic, and thoughtful projects that elevate the user experience.    

Our service offerings are comprehensive and include:

  • site selection and analysis

  • site planning and design

  • utility infrastructure coordination

  • hardscape planning and design

  • landscape planning and design

  • interior space planning and design

  • lighting design

  • furniture planning

Our Advantage is that we design and manage every aspect of our projects from design conception to construction completion - creating the vision, obtaining the design review board approvals, coordinating the engineering, producing the required drawings, documentation and specifications for permitting, and administering the construction to ensure every aspect of the project meets each detail and specification outlined in our document sets.

Our Commitment is to the client by using the latest and most sophisticated CAD and modeling software to ensure the upmost precision, coordination, and professionalism with our designs.


residential work

commecial work

commercial work




Best of the City
Best Architect 2022

Santa Fe, New Mexico


GoDaddy Global Technology Center

Tempe, AZ

RED Awards - Best Office Project

PRIDE Awards - Award of Merit: Commercial Office Over 25,000 sf

Best of NAIOP - Office Build-to-Suite of the Year
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) -- Arizona Chapter

Best of NAIOP - Office Tenant Improvement of the Year (51,000 sf or More)
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) -- Arizona Chapter



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Ramón Gabriel Martinez, RA, AIA, NCARB

Ramón Gabriel Martinez is an architect-builder and co-founder of High Desert Architecture and High Desert Homes based in Santa Fe who has been voted as the number one architect in the city.  With a passion for design and an eye for detail, Ramón has earned a reputation as one of the most talented architects in the region. He brings a unique blend of creativity and functionality to each of his projects, resulting in stunning structures that are both beautiful and highly functional. Whether it's a luxurious residential property or a commercial space, Ramón's designs always reflect his commitment to excellence and his attention to detail. His work has earned him numerous awards and accolades.  With his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to quality, Ramón Gabriel Martinez is not only the number one architect in Santa Fe but also a true leader in the world of luxury architecture.

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Marcus Rasmussen is a registered Architect in the States of New Mexico and Arizona. While pursuing his Architectural education in his home state of Michigan he participated in a design workshop at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. This exposure to the innovative architecture and the incomparable beauty of the desert southwest led to his relocation to Arizona after graduation in 1999. Since that time he has been involved with a diverse range of projects including several award winning custom residences, restaurants, hotel renovations in Arizona and Maui, airport renovations in Alaska, high-end retail developments, and worship facilities of various faiths.  


As an architect Marcus enjoys collaborating with clients to create projects unique to their needs, always looking for ways to combine form with function and to provide unique details. His service oriented philosophy involves keeping the lines of communication open throughout the project, from conception to completion. 


An adventurist at heart, Marcus enjoys visiting the ancient architecture of the the southwest and exploring the diversity of the geology, from it’s highest peaks to the deepest canyons.



Suzy Kim

Born and raised in Colorado where she received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and having spent the past two decades in New York City and Los Angeles, Suzy brings considerable marketing and finance experience and successes from top firms such as Ernst & Young and RR Donnelley Financial.  Her extensive background in marketing, real estate and finance enable the design team to focus on excellent client services.
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Paul D. Sidebottom

Paul, a co-founder of High Desert Architecture, is not only a builder but also a luxury real estate broker, possessing a deep understanding of real estate development.  He assists our clients in circumventing the expensive error of purchasing a lot that may seem perfect at first glance.  High Desert Architecture offers a complete solution by locating the ideal lot, as well as designing and constructing it.  With a passion for art, culture, design, and architecture, Paul firmly believes that one's home should elevate their joy of life and he is eager to aid you in finding the ideal Santa Fe property to build your dream home.


Our commitment is to our clients. 

No project is too simple or complex.  Schedule your one-on-one design consultation today.  We would love to hear from you and learn about how we can help.

Contact Us
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(505) 363-6234

255 Staab St.

Santa Fe, NM 87501





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