Barbara J. Felix, Founder of Barbara Felix Architecture + Design (BFA+D) is licensed in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Virginia. Her unique background in a wide variety of disciplines enables her to provide clients with creative design strategies that incorporate full architectural and interior services, ergonomic and wayfinding solutions, product development, construction administration, project management and Owner representation. An accredited LEED professional since 2006, Barbara believes strongly in sustainable design (both green and economic) and its importance to our future generations. She has a strong track record of providing holistic design solutions by incorporating local craftsmen and artisans into her designs while still maintaining budgets and schedules.

Selected Awards + Publications

  • Design + Honor Award, New Mexico Architects Medal to Barbara Felix, AIA New Mexico, 2018
  • Buildings of the past 50 Years that have Made our Community Stronger for Acoma Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, New Mexico Architectural Foundation, 2017
  • Award for the La Fonda on the Plaza, AIA New Mexico, 2015
  • Interior Architecture Honor Award for the La Fonda on the Plaza, AIA SantaFe, 2014
  • Heritage Preservation Award for the La Fonda on the Plaza, City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division, 2014
  • Project of the Year above $5,000,000 for the La Fonda on the Plaza, American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico, Construction by Bradbury Stamm Construction, 2014
  • Historic Remodel Award of Excellence for the La Fonda on the Plaza, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, 2014
  • Best Renovation/Restoration Project for the La Fonda on the Plaza, ENR Southwest Renovation/Restoration, 2014
  • Heritage Preservation Award for La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Cultural Properties Review Committee, 2012
  • Citation Award for a Commercial Project over $2,000,000 for the Acoma Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, AIA SantaFe, 2007
  • Special Jury Prize, Best of New Mexico 2006 for the Acoma Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, Southwest Contractor Magazine, 2006
  • Dianne Delling, “Spectacular Vernacular: For Santa Fe architects, Santa Fe style boils down to three key things – materials, materials, materials.” Santa Fean, December 2010/January 2011.
  • Katie Arnold, “Parallel Histories of Sustenance, Dining in Santa Fe and Farming in Taos.” Trend, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.
  • Santa Fe AIA Citation Award for a commercial project cost over $2,000,000, Pueblo of Acoma, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, 2007.
  • Special Jury Prize, Southwest Contractor, Best of New Mexico 2006, Pueblo of Acoma, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, 2006
  • Tamara N. Shope, “Just Like Home,” The Albuquerque Tribune, June 9, 2006.
  • R. Thomas Berner, “A Journey to Sky City,” The New Mexican Magazine, June 4-10, 2006.
  • Jim Thompson, “A Pueblo Welcome,” The Sunday Journal, May 7, 2006, No. 127.
  • Diane Fowler, “Acoma Cultural Center Opens with Celebration,” Cibola County Beacon, May 31, 2006.
  • “The Feminine Case: An Eye on Five Architects.” Santa Fe Trend, Winter/Spring 2001.
  • “Building Revolution, Young Architects are Reinventing Santa Fe Style.” Santa Fe Reporter, December 22-28, 1999.
  • “Great Designs, Great Designers.” Santa Fean, October 1999.


BECCA SNYDER, AIA, Project Architect

Becca is a licensed architect in New Mexico, as well as Ohio where she was born and raised. The Southwest drew her in through its sunshine, landscape, and rich culture. With both a BS in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, Becca brings nine years of experience in commercial projects and construction management to the firm. She is proficient in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is excited to see how it transform the design process and how we interact with clients. Becca is also interested in environmental psychology and how buildings affect people, and therefore focuses on creating environments using light, materials, and design to improve lives.