Founded in New Mexico in 1976, NCA Architects, LLC is dedicated to providing quality architecture and responsive personalized service to clients regardless of project size or location. Our commitment to straight-forward, innovative design solutions has gained us recognition as one of the Southwest’s leading architectural, planning, and design firms.
Specializing in educational facilities (k-12 and higher education), judicial buildings, detention and correction facilities, cultural institutions, hospitality design, and commercial buildings; we believe that architectural design should enhance our daily lives and add beauty and dignity to our cities and buildings.
McKinley County Law Enforcement
The McKinley County Law Enforcement Facility is a 20,000 square foot single story facility. It accommodates offices and support areas for the Gallup police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Department. The building layout consists of a main courtyard with open offices organized around its perimeter to provide natural daylight and views. The structural layout […]
Located on the University of New Mexico campus, this 33,000 sf, three-level (plus basement) appellate court was designed and constructed to increase NM Court of Appeals’ functional space. NCA collaborated with multiple state agencies to program each agency’s specific needs. A safe and secure facility for judges that offers welcoming space to the public was […]
The new 88,660 square foot facility features historic and interactive displays. Designed on a tight urban site, the New Mexico History Museum blends steel and glazing to create a connection to the Palace of the Governors building. Located on the Plaza in Santa Fe, the Palace of the Governors was built in 1610 and is […]
Allied Health Facility – New Mexico State University, Carlsbad Campus
The Allied Health Building is a single story, 18,000 sf expansion to the NMSU-Carlsbad campus. It houses the nursing program which was previously housed in several areas in the main building. Teaching spaces include a hospital-type nursing lab with simulation stations, lecture rooms, a resource room, a critical care classroom, an OB class room, a […]
Central New Mexico Community College – Culinary Arts Facility
The 25,000 sf Culinary Arts Facility is a new two story building on the Central New Mexico Community College’s (CNM) main campus. It houses culinary labs, classrooms, and administration offices. Connected to the culinary arts facility, is a 10,000 sf single story space that was renovated for use as the new bookstore. The existing 18,000 […]
The APS McKinley Middle School Classroom / Administrative Building is a two story 18,000 SF facility housing classrooms, administrative offices, and a parent room. The primary goal, other than providing much needed educational space, was to design the facility to maximize energy efficiency. An intensive study was performed to select the proper building envelope that […]
This LEED Silver certified project is approximately 7,580 sf and consists of a new kitchen, a new cafeteria serving 120 students, and a new art/music classroom. The art/music classroom is capable of opening out to the cafeteria for evening and winter performances, and to an exterior stage for warm weather performances. The previous cafeteria and […]
The Museum of Fine Arts has been very pleased with every aspect of our interaction with NCA and the work of our project architect. From the initial stages of the project, the staff and I felt that the architects were really listening. The result is a design that captures our interest and attention and fully addresses our needs. We are looking forward to the completion of our new wing.