We are

Two companies interweaving the needs and dreams of our clients within the dictates of site and budget. We incorporate the skills of local craftspeople to create unique and beautiful homes of enduring value which enhance the lives of creative people.

 

Praxis Architects Inc.

Praxis Architects Inc

Innovative spaces for creative people.

We're a firm of award-winning design professionals working together to create cutting-edge, Earth-friendly spaces for a discerning clientele. Our projects include exquisite custom homes, commercial structures, and contemporary live/work spaces.

 

Because we're a design/build operation, we know the ins and outs of the construction side of a project. We design precisely what you can afford to build, specifying the most durable and attractive materials and building techniques without exceeding your budget. We're ready to help you find design solutions for a project of any scope or size, from remodels to new construction.

 

Even if you have no intention of using the services of our general contracting company, we welcome the opportunity to serve your architectural needs. We are happy and willing to consult with any general contractor of your choice as the construction phase progresses.

 

Praxis General Contractor Ltd. Co.

Praxis Ltd Co

From groundbreaking to final inspection—on time and on budget.

An award-winning general-contracting company with more than twelve years of experience building middle- and high-end homes. Our work also includes a significant number of small- to large-scale remodeling projects, both commercial and domestic.

 

Our extraordinarily capable field crew makes your vision a reality by expertly managing all phases of construction from groundbreaking to final inspection. We work with a team of subcontractors who have been carefully selected for the professionalism and expertise they bring to their trades.

 

This team approach ensures Praxis-built projects are completed to the highest standards, both at the price we quoted and on the date we said it would be finished.

 

Even if another architecture company created your design, don't hesitate to contact us for a construction bid. We welcome every chance to serve your building needs.

 

L.A. Gabriel Browne

L.A. Gabriel Browne

Architect & General Contractor

A native of Northern New Mexico and fifth generation Santa Fean, Gabe got his start in building at the tender age of ten, working as a construction laborer building custom homes in Dixon, New Mexico. By 18, Gabe's passion for architecture and the building process brought him his first design and construction project, a 1000 square foot, off-the-grid custom home in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico.

Gabe earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico and furthered his education with a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Gabriel worked for Van H. Gilbert, Architect in Albuquerque and for a small design/build company in Santa Fe as an architectural intern. He received his architecture license in 1997 and his general contractor's license in 1998. Eager to create an integrated firm dedicated to creating high-quality, innovative and sustainable homes and workspaces, Gabe founded Praxis Design/Build in 1998. His first employee was his mother, Sandy Lynch, who devoted 10 years to the Praxis team before retiring in 2008.

Gabe lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Mariam Read Browne, and their two children. When he's not working with clients, Gabe pursues his other passions: spending time with his family, skiing, and backpacking in the New Mexico wilderness.

John Wagner

Bookkeeper, office manager

John has been passionate about architecture since he was a teenager in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country of Pennsylvania. In college he studied the history of architecture as part of his BA in Graphic Arts from Syracuse University. After graduating in 1973, John went on to work as an editorial cartoonist, and in 1985 he became a newsroom artist for the daily newspaper in Colorado Springs. A lover of the American West, John is an avid cross-country skier, hiker, camper and fly fisherman. He is also a fan of railroads and railroad history. When he's not helping Gabe and his team manage the details of the Praxis office, John spends time with his wife, Mary, and their many nieces and nephews.