"Space is the breath of art."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

Project Team


Hoopes + Associates Architects
Santa Fe, NM

Landscape Architect

Surroundings Studio
Santa Fe, NM


Kate Russell Photography
Santa Fe, NM


Prull Custom Builders
Santa Fe, NM

Timeless Canyon Road

This exquisitely transformed Santa Fe gallery, OTA Contemporary, was designed to accentuate and showcase art forms at their best, seamlessly transitioning between interior and exterior space. Situated in the heart of Santa Fe, at the foot of famed Canyon Road, the structure commands 3,000 sq. ft. of open free flowing space, creating a fluidity not previously experienced. Completely restored from an existing wood frame Spanish-Pueblo-Revival-style gallery to one of glass, stucco and concrete, the palette delivers a clean modern design, surrounded by historic adobes.

Owner/artist, Kiyomi Baird’s vision was to create a space for art to be seen, and appreciated, in addition to playing host to a venue dedicated to both art performance and conversation. While not an historic building, it meets every criterion of the historic district’s building guidelines. At the same time, it conveys contemporary architecture in the Santa Fe vernacular.