Who We Are

Desert Peak Architects is a Southern New Mexico firm that is dedicated to providing professional services and quality architecture to our region and our community. As local and long-time residents of New Mexico, we take pride in and appreciate our community, our state and the overall beauty of the desert. Our vision for Las Cruces and the broader Region is to elevate the community through the development of vibrant, exceptional and well-crafted buildings.

As Architects practicing in the Southwest, the desert has taught us about conservation, sustainability, stewardship, resourcefulness and the over-all beauty of simple, yet ever changing forms. We are constantly inspired to incorporate this knowledge into our designs in hopes of defining a desert vernacular for buildings within our region. At Desert Peak Architects professional service pivots around great communications. It is our job to listen and to understand the needs, requirements and goals of the Client and the Project. By listening and understanding we are able to develop quality architecture that addresses the Client’s program, budget, schedule and desires. Quality Architecture provides long lasting value to the client and to the community. We aim to earn the respect and trust of clients by producing responsive, meaningful and beautiful spaces.

Philosophy

Optimism and Positive Attitude are lenses into the realm of Possibility. By approaching architecture with such a mindset, Desert Peak Architects collaborate to discover unique, yet simple solutions to design problems. Through this process, we honor and build-upon each other’s design expertise while simultaneously developing a sense of family within the firm. This allows us to create cutting-edge design that is cost effective.

MISSION

EXPLORE possibilities
IMAGINE new solutions and
ENGAGE our community to create QUALITY ARCHITECTURE.

Services

Following is a list of standard services provided by Desert Peak Architects:

Pre-Design Services

& Site Analysis

  • Identification or verification of project specific spatial requirements
  • On-site investigation and documentation of existing conditions
  • Budget and schedule review and feasibility assessment
  • Review of zoning and preliminary code analysis

Schematic Design Services

& Opinion of Probable Cost

  • Development of schematic design solutions to your design problem.
  • Spatial relationships are represented through diagrams which are translated to Schematic Design drawings.
  • Schematic Design drawings typically include:
    • Site Plan
    • Floor Plans
    • Building Sections
    • Exterior Elevations
  • An opinion of probable cost can be provided based on the Schematic Design drawings.

Design Development Services

& Updated Cost Estimate

Design Development involves the selection and inclusion of preliminary building systems within the Schematic Design. These systems typically include:

  • Structural Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Architectural systems such as wall assemblies, ceiling assemblies, lighting layouts and openings.

Updated drawings which include the above mentioned systems are provided at the end of the Design Development phase.

An updated opinion of probable cost can be provided based upon the updated drawing set.

Construction Documents

& Final Opinion of Probable Cost

Construction Documents are drawing sets that include detailed instructions for construction. The Construction Documents are typically developed in collaboration with professional engineers which are hired by Desert Peak Architects as consultants. The drawing sets typically include the following:

  • Civil Drawings:
    • Site Plans and Site Details
    • Grading Plans
    • Utility Plans
  • Structural Drawings:
    • Slab Plans and Details
    • Framing Plans and Details
  • Architectural Drawings:
    • Site Plans
    • Floor Plans
    • Building Sections
    • Wall Sections
    • Exterior Elevations
    • Interior Elevations
    • Finish Plans
    • Door and Window Schedules
    • Construction Details
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Drawings:
    • Mechanical Plans
    • Electrical Power Plans and Lighting Plans
    • Plumbing Plans and Diagrams
    • Construction Details

Following the completion of the Construction Documents, a final opinion of probable cost can be developed.

Once the Construction Documents are complete, Desert Peak Architects can assist you in acquiring Bids (Price Proposals) from contractors to begin the construction phase of the project. These services typically include the following:

Construction can often be stressful and full of surprises; Desert Peak Architects are experienced problem solvers prepared to find solutions to the most difficult problems during construction. We remain vigilant throughout the construction of your project, so you don’t have to!

Projects

Desert Peak Architects are a well rounded group of designers that have worked on various project types ranging from Hospitality to Public Safety Facilities. Our vision is to become a diverse and trusted design firm with a focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of all within our region.

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