Santa Fe Architect Spotlight – Jon Stern
May 24, 2019

Jon Stern is the Lead Architect at Palo Santo Designs in Santa Fe. We sat down with him to learn more about what inspired him to become an architect, why he enjoys architecture, what’s his favorite part of helping clients, and what makes Santa Fe architecture so unique. What Inspired You To Become an Architect? […]

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Palo Santo Designs Moves Into the Siler Rufina District of Santa Fe
April 14, 2019

We’re proud to announce that we just moved into the Siler Rufina district in Santa Fe. Not only did we move into this area, we moved into one of our own, brand-new commercial developments at 1300 Rufina Circle. The development is an iconic space in a former industrial district of town that is currently getting […]

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Why You Should Hire A Santa Fe Home Builder & Architect Together
February 8, 2019

If you’re researching to build a home in Santa Fe and are wondering how to start and what’s involved in the process, then we want to provide some insight here. Building a custom home isn’t a small project and we don’t want it be a poor experience for you, which is why we want you […]

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Featured in the SantaFean for Our Minimalist Design and Craftsmanship
December 20, 2018

Read our feature in the SantaFean Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019 edition: Here’s an excerpt of the story written by Amy Gross: Though he declined to attend the Santa Fe Parade of Homes awards gala last August, Stelio Kitrilakis told the team that designed and built this house to text him if they won anything. […]

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Passive Solar Design: Making the Most of Nature’s Energy
December 21, 2016

Passive solar design is foundational to the way we approach home building. In a city like Santa Fe, passive solar design can have a massive impact on the efficiency and sustainability of your home. How does Palo Santo Designs incorporate passive solar design into its homes? Keep reading to find out more about how we […]

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Palo Santo Designs on Parade
August 18, 2016

With the 2016 Olympic Games still in full swing, it’s worth remembering the idea that athletes compete at their best when they’re performing in an arena that includes the most skilled opponents. At Palo Santo Designs, we are proud to be among a community that represents some of the nation’s most talented architects, designers and […]

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New to Santa Fe? Here Are 7 Great Things To Do
August 10, 2016

Santa Fe is filled with exciting things to do. Did you just move to town? Are you visiting for the weekend? Today, we’re highlighting 7 great things to do when you’re new to Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1) Soak Up Culture on Canyon Road For most Santa Fe visitors, Canyon Road is the first and […]

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What is the LEED Program for Home Building?
August 4, 2016

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is creating a whole new generation of homes across America. Discover how LEED is inspiring homebuilders – and benefiting homeowners – across Santa Fe, New Mexico. What is LEED? The LEED program is a third-party verification system for green homes. When a building is LEED-certified, it means […]

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Radiating Energy Efficiency in Our Santa Fe Homes
July 18, 2016

At Palo Santo Designs, we pride ourselves on designing some of the greenest, most efficient and luxurious homes in Santa Fe. That’s why we often incorporate in-slab radiant heating and cooling systems into so many of our projects. A study by the New Buildings Institute found nearly half of the nation’s commercial net-zero energy buildings – […]

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The WERS Rating and How It’s Helping Our Homes Save Water
July 11, 2016

A group of green home builders in New Mexico recently created the WERS rating, a water conservation standard designed to help homes save water. What is the WERS rating and what does it mean for homebuyers? Let’s take a closer look. What is the WERS Rating? WERS stands for Water Efficiency Rating Score. It’s a […]

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Green Home Building in Santa Fe
July 5, 2016

As a design-build firm in Santa Fe, we are proud to be among a progressive community of conscientious builders devoted to the most sustainable residential development possible. Many of our projects in Santa Fe have passed the rigorous scrutiny of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, the nation’s most recognized brand in green building. With […]

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9 Things to Know About Settling in Santa Fe
June 29, 2016

Is Santa Fe a Good Place to Live? Santa Fe is a desirable location to settle because of the rich culture, great population size of around 83,000, jaw-dropping scenery around the city, and delicious cuisine throughout the area. There’s a reason they call us “The City Different”: life’s a little different here.  Whatever it is […]

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