About

design office

design office is a small firm based in Santa Fe New Mexico dedicated to high-quality landscape, planning, and urban design projects that improve communities. Committed to education and conservation, the firm has been involved in a broad array of projects including public parks, trails, academic institutions, and gardens.

design office actively seeks a diversity of project scales and types to provide innovative solutions unique to each project that meet client needs, respond to cultural context, and are ecologically appropriate.

The creativity and dedication of the staff is complemented by collaborations with landscape architects, architects, horticulturalists, ecologists, artists, archaeologists, planners, and engineers. This broad-based approach supports the firm’s ability to respond to diverse client needs in a range of cultural and ecological contexts.

awards

2016
NM ASLA Merit Award for Design: La Tierra Trails
Albuquerque AIA Merit Award: CNM Wayfinding with studio collaboration

2014
Green Ribbon School Designation, US Department of Education: Amy Biehl Community School

2012
NM APA Innovation in Planning Award: SWAN Park Master Plan

2011
NM ASLA Honor Award for Design: Salazar Green
NM ASLA Honor Award for Communication: Amy Biehl Community School – Green Guide
NMASLA Merit Award in Planning and Analysis: La Tierra Trails Master Plan
NM ASLA Merit Award in Planning and Analysis: SWAN Park Master Plan

people

claudia meyer horn

Claudia Meyer Horn, PLA, ASLA, CLARB
principal

Since founding Design Office in 2008, Claudia Meyer Horn has established a reputation for thoughtful, high quality landscape architecture, planning, and infrastructure design. Her environmentally responsible design approach is evident in a wide variety of project types and scales. During the past 8 years, she has steadfastly worked to generate landscapes for people to enjoy that integrate function with the beauty of ecological systems and design.

Accredited as a LEED professional since 2002, she strives to incorporate environmentally responsible design to all projects in which she is involved.

She was educated at the University of Texas at Austin (B.Arch. and B.A.-Plan II) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.L.A.). After working in Paris France and Luzern Switzerland, she broadened her architectural education to include landscape architecture. With over 25 years experience managing projects, her experience includes working for the internationally known firms of Santiago Calatrava, OLIN, DesignWorkshop, and James Corner Field Operations.

Patrick Sinnott

Patrick Sinnott, PLA

Patrick’s diverse background and zeal for outdoor recreation powers his approach to landscape architecture. He is inspired to create active, sensible public spaces that benefit local communities. He is particularly interested in developing recreation opportunities in Santa Fe and believes that a robust network of green space and open space contributes to the vitality, safety, and health of the community

Patrick has over four years experience developing master plan park systems and construction documents for large scale park and trail systems and is familiar with sustainable concepts specific to high desert environments.  A resident of New Mexico for over ten years, Mr. Sinnott’s familiarity with local urban conditions and natural systems allows him to approach site analysis and design development with a regionally relevant perspective.

Patrick holds a masters degree from the University of New Mexico and is a licensed Landscape Architect.