The owner of Sandia Motor Group decided to open a satellite MINI Cooper and a BMW Motorcycle dealership in Santa Fe to complement his Albuquerque location which would house both in the same building. He purchased a lot with an existing pre-engineered building that previously housed a sporting goods business which had been adorned on the exterior to resemble a Bass Pro Shop.
The design for the remodel and expansion strives to incorporate two different dealerships, each with their own corporate identity and style into a cohesive whole. The black surfaces with whimsical splashes of color for the MINI identity and the refined white surfaces with muted grays for the BMW identity creates a Yin and Yang quality. These opposite/contrary forces are interconnected by a deep projecting exterior canopy that doubles as shading for the glazing as well as creates a light shelf as it extends to the interior.
Completed:
2015

Location:
Santa Fe, NM

Size:
13,700 SF

Type:
MINI automobile & BMW motorcycle dealership

Architect:
Jon Anderson, FAIA

Project Manager:
Dean Cowdrey, AIA

General Contractor:
Paul W. Kenderdine Inc.

Photographs:
Kirk Gittings

Awards:
2017 AIA New Mexico Design Citation Award
2015 AIA Albuquerque Design Citation Award