Who We Are

Since 1976, Van H. Gilbert Architects (VHGA) has been committed to the enhancement of the architecture, environment and people of the Southwest. The firm leverages talent, knowledge, experience and devotion to design contemporary buildings distinct of their time and place, preserve local heritage and inspire sustainability, while creating a broad portfolio of projects that enrich our diverse communities.

How We Work

During VHGA’s integrated design process, the architects, engineers, district administration, teachers, maintenance staff, parents and other stakeholders work together to develop the directives that will ultimately lead to a functional, cost-effective and rewarding environment.

What We Create

Ranked as a top educational design firm in New Mexico by Engineering News-Record Southwest, VHGA-designed projects have achieved LEED Silver and Gold certification as well as recognition from the federal Energy Star program. With over 40 years of experience planning educational and community-focused facilities, VHGA has earned a reputation for delivering reliable services and creating structures that are innovative, simple in concept, efficient in operations, energy conserving, and completed on budget and on schedule.