Historic resort renovated into a luxury mountain destination


LocationSanta Fe, New Mexico United States
ClientHRV Hotel Partners
Size66 acres/26.709 (site)

Bishop’s Lodge Resort is a 66-acre parcel situated along valleys and ridges in the high New Mexican desert, four miles from downtown Santa Fe, known for its history, natural beauty, outdoor activities, and isolated location. The core of the resort is composed of a number of individual lodge-style buildings, along with the historically significant 150+-year-old Lamy Chapel. SWA’s renovation includes remodeling the resort’s buildings and the addition of 20 new units. The site is complex, consisting of ridges, valleys, floodplains, and thickets of natural vegetation.

Before renovation, this beloved destination had suffered the decline of its usable exterior spaces, failing hardscape, patchwork grading solutions, and numerous drainage issues. The renovation included preserving and maximizing native vegetated areas and linking exterior functional spaces to their surrounding context. New landscape also incorporates drought-resistant native species, reducing the resort’s need for irrigation – which is supplemented by water harvested from the roofs. Permeable pavement will be used for hardscape areas.

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