Its creative design is imbedded in thousands of structures across the state, from landmarks like the Albuquerque Main Public Library and Santa Fe’s Hotel St. Francis to Isotopes Park and Virgin Galactic’s terminal building at Spaceport America. Its footprint lies at the foundations of hospitals, schools, office buildings, commercial complexes, historic properties and more.
Now, as SMPC commemorates three quarters of a century in business, the state’s oldest architectural firm is still going strong, with numerous projects either just completed or underway. That includes One Central, the new, $34 million mixed-use entertainment, retail, multi-family complex and parking structure that opened last year Downtown.
SMPC principal Peggy Favour says the company’s longevity, lineage and history reflects a team approach to everything, allowing it to remain relevant and competitive in today’s markets. SMPC’s 29 employees work together to continually evolve and re-align the business as needed, with constant mentoring and coaching for younger professionals who may emerge as future SMPC leaders.