John Barton, AIA, Principal was born and raised here in New Mexico. His architectural practice is over 25 years old and has encompassed a wide degree of artistic and technical projects with educational, governmental, private, and non-profit agencies. John has worked extensively with the State of New Mexico on multiple building typologies. His projects include new steel buildings for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the State Fire Marshals Office, emergency fire-related repairs and expansion projects for the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, construction of two new rest areas for the NMDOT, and many other projects throughout the state. John is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a Registered Roof Consultant with RCI, Inc. He was the recipient of AIA Honor and Merit awards in 2002, and has been featured in several publications including Architectural Record, the New York Times, Newsweek, Discovery Channel’s Christopher Lowell Show, and the PBS Colores Program.


  • Yale University, Masters in Religion, 1987
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Masters in Architecture, 1980
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Art (awarded with Honors), 1977


Arik Lubkin, Associate AIA, AIGA began his design career in theater, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Scenic Design from the University of Maryland. After working in the Washington, D.C. area arts scene and attending graduate school at the University of Maryland, he moved to Chicago. He worked for two years with Chicago Building Design, focusing extensively on assembly and hospitality spaces, including concert venues, restaurants, nightclubs, salons and spas in addition to residential and interior design projects. Thereafter, he started his own design firm emphasizing high-end real estate. In addition to architecture and scenic design, Arik has trained and worked in multiple design fields including web, graphic, product, and industrial design, and brings a broad understanding of the nature and processes of design in his approach to projects. Over the past few months with John Barton, Arik has been instrumental in bringing several major projects through to substantial completion.


  • University of Maryland, Master of Architecture, 2010
  • University of Maryland, B.A. in Theater (Scenic Design), 2007


Mayrah Udvardi, Associate AIA, began working with John Barton in the Spring of 2016. Since, she has helped bring projects from schematic design into construction phase, spearheaded the Abiquiu Elementary School Building Systems Analysis Report, and project managed the redesign of Ft. Marcy Family Locker Rooms. Previously, she has worked with Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative on building design and technical capacity in Indian Country, with Urban- Think Tank on a shack upgrading in South Africa, with Global Citizens for Sustainable Development on migrant housing in India, and with Enterprise Community Partners on documenting best practices in affordable housing. Mayrah is the recipient of Albright, Watson, and Schiff Fellowships and has been recognized by the Udall Foundation for her work as an environmental organizer.


  • Columbia University, Master of Architecture Candidate, 2016-Present
  • Wellesley College, B.A. in Architecture and Environmental Studies (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society)



Our office is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Please send us an email if there is an architectural project that we can help you with.