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

  • 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.

SIBYLLE MUELLER, Senior Designer

Sibylle Mueller works as a Project Manager for BFA+D. Shortly after obtaining a degree in architecture from FHBB in Switzerland, Sibylle moved to the Southwestern United States and has worked with architecture firms in Santa Fe since 1998, principally in the area of high-end residential design.

Growing up in central Europe and exposed to the rich cultural diversity of that region offered by countries neighboring Switzerland, Sibylle brings her appreciation of this experience with her to Santa Fe, where her expressions in architectural design celebrate the rich assets of Santa Fe’s own cultural diversity. Sibylle also holds a deep respect for the environment. Recycling, preservation, and conscientious use of materials are part of her cultural heritage. Her personal goal is to design innovative living and working environments that seek to improve the ergonomic ecosystem for all users.

ASHLEY HARTSHORN, Intern Architect

Ashley FINAL_adjAshley Hartshorn, an Intern Architect at BFA+D, recently received both her M.Arch and BS in Architecture from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During her undergraduate years at Northeastern, Ashley worked in construction and architecture for her co-ops and summer breaks. For her second co-op, Ashley decided to venture to the Southwest and landed at BFA+D. Since working with the firm then, Ashley has come back to BFA+D for a summer and is now beginning her post-graduate career.

Having worked with various disciplines in the architectural field, including commercial, mixed-use, and high-rise, Ashley is most excited to learn more about hospitality. She is interested in architecture for a specific user and the detail involved in interior design. Ashley is eager to build upon her knowledge from coursework and further develop her own architectural style.