This 16,368 square foot auto dealership is located in the Valdes Industrial Park at the south end of Santa Fe just off Cerrillos Road. The site is visible from Cerrillos Rd. and is adjacent to a Land Rover dealership and a Mercedes Benz dealership. The building is a satellite facility to the main BMW dealership in Albuquerque.
This remodel was done to the existing dealership building, originally designed by this office in 1999. The purpose of the remodel was to enlarge the existing facility and to upgrade finishes, fixtures, and furniture to meet current BMW Corporate standards. It was important to us to not only meet the required standards, but to design a building that was site specific and addressed the climatic issues of this high-desert environment. Miesien planes lightly meeting one another create the form of the lobby. The curtain wall windows and skylights allow light to pass though while overhangs control heat gain and help frame distant views of the New Mexican landscape.
Location:Santa Fe, NM
Type:Automobile/motorcycle dealership remodel and expansion
Architect:Jon Anderson, FAIA
Project Manager:Dean Cowdrey, AIA
General Contractor:Paul W. Kenderdine Inc.