The Bell Trading Post Lofts was an extensive renovation and adaptation of an old jewelry manufacturing plant originally built in 1946. Vacant since the early 1990’s, this location created an opportunity for redesign into commercial and residential spaces. The layout and design take advantage of natural light and incorporate and enhance the materials used in the original construction to maintain the look and feel of the historic building.
|Address||1503 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM|
|Owner||Family Housing Development Corporation|
Planning and dedication leads to a neighborhood’s revival. The Bricklight Courtyards is a 45,000 square foot mixed use development located in Albuquerque's University Area. Bricklight consists of 7,200 square feet of retail space and 46 residential apartments distributed throughout four buildings, which are separated from one another by courtyards. Each building has retail space along the street with the residential units behind and above.
Two colors of brick were used on the street facades, and four colors of stucco delineate the retail spaces from each residential units and each building level.
The materials and colors provide an updated version of those found in the immediate vicinity, without appearing trendy. The interiors of the residential unit are unsurpassed in the rental market. The open floor plans provide ultimate lifestyle flexibility, tenants can select from four individual interior color schemes, which include a variety of attractive materials including solid surface countertops, glass tile backsplashes and contemporary lighting.
A series of factors came together to make Bricklight the crown jewel of Harvard Drive. Nearly three years of planning and partnership between the owners, architect, builders, neighborhood association and city allowed for the anticipation and mitigation of many challenges. In the end, this mixed-use development serves as an example of how an owner’s vision combined with the right partnerships can revitalize a neighborhood.
|Address||115 Harvard Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM|
|Owner||Harvard Mall Partners|
|Architect||Mullen Heller Architectures, P.C.|
What was once a distraught building left in shambles and on the verge complete deterioration, came a remodeled multi-use retail space. Consisting of 16,250 sf, the First Financial Credit Union Juan Tabo Branch is spectacularly different than any other nearby structure. With exterior décor reflective of a New England street view and accented with low hanging awnings and foam pop out trim, this building gives the Snowheights neighborhood a taste of the northeastern United States. It truly adds to the vitality of the neighborhood in an older Albuquerque area, and is among one of the several renovated buildings in this area. However, the First Financial Credit Union space stands out with its unique design and is attractive to several tenants looking to move into a building that does not fit the “southwest stucco mold”.
|Address||4919 East Main St, Suite 103, Farmington, NM|
|Owner||First Financial Credit Union|
|Architect||ARIA Architecture LLC|
What was once a distraught building left in shambles and on the verge complete deterioration, came a remodeled multi-use retail space. Consisting of 16,250 sf, the First Financial Credit Union Juan Tabo Branch is spectacularly different than any other nearby structure. With an exterior décor reflective of a New England street view and accented with low hanging awnings and foam pop out trim, this building gives the Snowheights neighborhood a taste of the northeastern United States. It truly adds to the vitality of the neighborhood in an older Albuquerque area, and is among one of the several renovated buildings in this area. However, the First Financial Credit Union space stands out with its unique design and is attractive appeal to tenants looking to move into a building that does not fit the “southwest stucco mold”. The interior make uses of the standard FFCU colors- orange with small amounts of green and black. Neutral tones were added to even out the vibrant brand colors, which are consistently used in the interior/exterior design. Enterprise Builders crafted a custom circular teller line skillfully designed to open up the lobby area and offering eastern views of the Sandia Mountains.
|Address||831 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM|
|Owner||First Financial Federal Credit Union|
Honda & Subaru of Santa Fe opted to build two stunning standalone buildings prominently placed off Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Each building is roughly 20,000sf, totaling 40,000sf of new concurrent construction over a 5 acre site.
The Subaru Dealership is a steel frame structure, with a large storefront, tall exposed ceilings and is full of decorative stone accents. This building serves a showroom, administrative center and has a service garage.
The Honda Dealership is a prefabricated metal building, with custom casework, acoustic clouds, decorative track lighting and radiused walls. It also serves as a showroom, contains administrative offices and has a separate service garage.
The five acre site required significant improvements and soil remediation. Additionally, new utilities were brought in to each site and landscaping was used to unify the family of dealerships.
|Address||7511 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507|
|Owner||Honda/Subaru of Santa Fe|
|Architect||Lloyd & Associates Architects|
Audi of Albuquerque and Porsche of Albuquerque are part of one of Albuquerque’s longstanding premier car dealerships located on northbound Pan American Freeway, just north of Alameda. To enhance the function and feel of the dated existing space, additional square footage was added in the showrooms for both Audi and Porsche. Both brands received new exterior treatments with refined and updated finishes which helped to individualize each brand within the facility. The newly updated exterior design provides an edgy and modern face for passing motorists. Interior renovations for each brand include stunning upscale and elegant materials as well as modern furnishings for customers and staff. The facility provides an eye catching showcase as well as an exciting showroom experience for customers. This renovation allows each brand the ability to make use of their own service entrance, increasing efficiency for customers. The service area received a total of six new repair bays, four new detailing bays, and the enclosure of two existing detailing spaces. This exquisite renovation allows the facility to generate revenue after the sale.
|Address||8900 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Owner||Audi/Porsche of Albuquerque|
Albuquerque proudly welcomed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a much anticipated fine dining restaurant located in the Uptown area off Louisiana and Indian School.
This project began in a space that was previously occupied by three retailers and included a split story, open layout with a lower basement level and mezzanine. Enterprise Builders prepped the shell space and created a 10,000sf canvas that would greatly add to the local dining scene.
The blank space was built out to include a custom kitchen, elegant bar and unique dining area with custom woodwork, high end finishes and exquisite lighting fixtures- one of the most notable being a circular chandelier overhanging in the mezzanine with hundreds of perfectly placed dangling crystal lights. The interior design offers patrons a variety of different themes and custom 3D artwork that was hand sculpted during construction. There are wall hangings representative of New Mexico, mountainous color schemes, hand carved wood accents and segmented glass.
To update the exterior façade, the parapet was raised to make room for signage and a welcoming entryway. One Park Square is also decorated with a highly visible sign hanging from the top and lighting Uptown.
Ruth’s Chris distinctive design and upscale menu will surely attract locals and visitors alike, and offer a unique dining experience unlike anything in town. It is exquisitely different and nothing less than extraordinary.
|Address||6640 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque|
The rapidly expanding Uptown retail district is now home to Total Wine & More. The repurposed building was once a lavish office space for Morgan Stanley Smith-Barney, which now resides in Two Park Square (and was proudly renovated by EBC in 2011). Now, the newly renovated superstore is 23,400 sf of pure “wine-bliss” with endless rows of wine, beers, spirits, cigars, accessories and more. The transformation began with major demolition of the existing office space, which consisted of an array of glass panels, wood accents and stone countertops. Structural changes to the existing masonry walls were needed to create a 24’ x 42’ delivery dock on the southwest end of the building and special traffic coordination was carefully pre-planned to account for the confined parking area. As the interior of the building took shape, the center remained an open market while the perimeter became home to several walk-in coolers, a cigar humidifier and a stunning wine tasting room. Only top-of-the-line finishes were used to decorate the store including custom shelving and display drawers, low V.O.C. flooring, vibrant floating signs with wood backing and decorative steel window coverings with grapevine cutouts. Ductwork was gently painted and left exposed for added depth to the building’s naturally tall ceilings. Total Wine & More is a fine example of a collaborative project in which the developer, architect and corporate firm were equally involved in the project execution resulting in a stunning store built on a foundation of trust.
|Address||6701 Uptown Blvd. NE|
|Architect||Kevin Georges Architects, PA|