January 16, 2019  
Finalist Chosen for CARE 66 Design Competition
GALLUP, NM—CARE 66 is pleased to announce that an architectural team from Atkins Olshin Schade (AOS) and 7 Directions has produced a winning design for a new mixed income development on the west side of Gallup. Architects Daniel Glenn of 7 Directions and Jamie Blosser of AOS won over CARE 66 Board Members and Stakeholders with their design to transform 7 acres in the Stagecoach Neighborhood into small groupings of townhouses and apartments with common areas to promote both connectivity and safety. Glenn and Blosser were one of three architectural teams invited to compete in a design competition sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners. Daniel Glenn, AIA, is an MIT educated architect with 27 years of experience in sustainable building design and is recognized as a national leader in sustainable housing design for Native American Communities. Jamie Blosser, resource member for the Sustainable Cities Design Academy and founder of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, has been practicing architecture in New Mexico for fifteen years. CARE 66 plans to move forward with the new team for additional planning in 2014.


Atkin Olshin Schade Architects was originally founded as Tony Atkin & Associates in 1979. The firm is now Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, with offices in Santa Fe and Philadelphia. The practice, officially designated a “corporation” operating under the name Atkin Oshin Schade Architects since 2007, includes architectural design, planning, and historic preservation for community, cultural, religious,and educational institutions across the country. With three partners and twenty employees, including nine licensed architects, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects is capable of servicing multiple major projects at any given time.

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects established a Santa Fe office in 2004 in order to better focus on ongoing projects in the Southwest and Northern New Mexico region. The Santa Fe office now has eight employees, including three New Mexico registered architects, one GIS specialist, three historic preservation specialists, and one LEED Accredited Professional. We utilize AutoCAD 2010 and Revit BIM technology and continually invest in training for our staff. Our firm’s size, experience and state-of-the-art technology allows us to accomplish aggressive or accelerated schedules to meet the needs of our clients.

The firm’s partners are Anthony Atkin, Samuel Olshin, and Michael Schade. Jamie Blosser is the Director of the Santa Fe office and an Associate. Atkin Olshin Schade Architects has a history of work in the Southwest and a deep appreciation for the climate, landscape, and unique building conditions of the region. We are students of the great indigenous architectural traditions of the Native and Hispanic cultures, and seek to apply their lessons of materials, forms, and sustainability to contemporary design.

We completed our first projects in New Mexico in 1995, supporting community development and new housing at the Zuni Pueblo, and a preservation study at San Esteban del Rey Church at Acoma Pueblo. These projects won a national research award from Progressive Architecture magazine.

Jamie Blosser, an Associate and the Director of the Santa Fe office, was awarded the 2009 Building Design + Construction “40 under 40” award. Before joining the firm, she worked with the Enterprise Community Partners and Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow. Her work during the Fellowship included helping to develop a new 40 unit affordable housing project and an award-winning Master Plan for the Pueblo. Jamie continues to oversee the firm’s tribal and community development work, including ongoing work at Ohkay Owingeh, with a preservation plan for the historic core.

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects is a collaborative office in which all members of a project team work with one another, our consultants, and clients on all phases of a project from its conception to its completion. Utilizing the diverse background and team members’ strong skill sets, we work efficiently and creatively to provide our clients with a positive and professional experience. We have successful experience on the design and construction of affordable, sustainable, tribal housing projects with all of the consultants proposed for this project team.

Tony Atkin, FAIA, will serve as Principal-in-Charge, reviewing and overseeing the specialized design and planning aspects of the project. Mr. Atkin, founder of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, is the lead designer for the firm’s most important projects. He is closely involved in the conceptual development of the firm’s work and in incorporating the client’s goals and expectations into the project design. Many of his projects have been published and have received design awards. Of particular relevance to this project is his work on SMU-in-Taos student and faculty casita renovation and the design of a new student center. Mr. Atkin has been the lead on numerous residential project during his career. New Mexico license number 003090.

Jamie Blosser, AIA, LEED AP, will be Project Manager and Quality Assurance Director. As the Director of the Santa Fe office of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and an Associate of the firm, Ms. Blosser oversees the firm’s educational, tribal, and sustainable projects. She has over 18 years of experience and has practiced in New Mexico for 15 years, including working with many educational, cultural, and civic institutions such as the Center for Contemporary Art, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Opera, Santo Domingo Pueblo, and Ohkay Owingeh. She was awarded the 40 under 40 award by Building Design and Construction, and her design for the Kewa Safety Complex received the 2010 AIA Santa Fe Honor Award. Ms. Blosser is a resource team member for the Sustainable Cities Design Academy and founded the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative. New Mexico license number 003811.

Chloe Hanna-Korpi, NCARB will be the Assistant Project Manager for this project. Chloe joins the AOS team as a public interest designer and project coordinator, bringing her experience of working effectively and creatively with community groups and individuals to elicit appropriate and site specific design. She has worked on a variety of project types and sizes in many capacities; as a designer of both interior and exterior environments, Revit technician, consultant coordinator and construction administration coordinator. Chloe strives to bring Atkin Olshin Schade’s goal of meaningful community engagement into the design process of every project she works on.

Garron Yepa will be the Intern Architect for this project. Garron has recently joined the Atkin Olshin Schade Architecture team after graduating from Dartmouth College and the University of New Mexico. Raised by Navajo and Jemez Pueblo parents, he has always viewed the world from more than one perspective and is a welcome addition to our team.

7 DIRECTIONS ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS has intentionally remained a small firm, usually focusing on one major project at a time, achieving large-scale projects through partnerships with larger firms. We have partnered with SMR Architects, SERA Architects, DKA Architecture, CTA Architects & Engineers, LA Olson, A&E Architects and Environmental Works. We are typically the Design Architect, taking the lead in developing the design from early concept through design development, and working with our partners through the construction of the projects. This has been a highly successful approach, allowing us to focus on the vision for the project, the design intent, the community’s needs and desires, and the cultural and green aspects of the projects, while our larger local corporate partners ensure that the projects are thoroughly drawn and specified, meeting all the technical and code requirements, built on time, and on budget.

Our firm focuses on the intertwined aspects of sustainability and culture based on the concept of “Design for the Seven Generations”. We follow the interpretation of the Seven Generations concept as meaning: three generations of our ancestors, the present generation, and three generations of our descendants.

Daniel J. Glenn, AIA an MIT-educated licensed architect. Daniel Glenn has 27 years of experience in sustainable building design and is an expert in the design of contemporary Native American architecture and work with diverse communities, including Latino, African American and Asian American cultures. Mr. Glenn is a nationally recognized leader in sustainable housing design for Native American communities, and has been a Technical Assistance provider to the HUD Sustainable Construction in Indian Country for the past two years on the greening of Indian housing. He has worked closely with Jamie Blosser for several years as an integral part of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative.