Earl Hilchey in Santa Fe, NM on Houzz

Market Station Retail space, Santa Fe, New Mexico

     Project Architect in charge of Construction

     administration services.


Previous experience

County Line Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

     Intern Architect in charge of production drawings.


La Resolana Architects, P.A.

Hughes Aircraft Repair Facility, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

     Project Architect in charge of production drawings.

Our History

La Resolana, the English translation means, "A warm sheltered place in the sun"

We work with both private and public clients where our focus has been with residential and small non residential projects. Our past work experience includes single family homes, multi-family housing, churches, banks,  medical facilities, congregate residences, senior centers, offices, fitness training centers, tenant improvement, and additions /remodels.

Our owner, Earl Hilchey, has over 30 years experience and is a licensed architect in New Mexico.  As president of La Resolana Architects, P.A., Mr. Hilchey oversees all work related to a project including project administration, planning and design, supervising the work force internally, directing outside consultants, project scheduling, preparing reports, and construction documentation/specifications preparation. 


Every space is different. Every structure has its unique reason for existing.
We might produce a thousand ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project or client. It's a necessary part of the creative architectural process and one that we take seriously. Here's how we do it:

  • Start with a project mission statement
  • Create a mind map using key words and phrases in the mission statement
  • Use the mind map to arrive at the 3-5 top project objectives
  • Use the top 3-5 project objectives to brainstorm project goals in a non-judgmental environment
  • Put project objectives and goal aside for 2-4 weeks to let them marinate
  • Rigorously review goals and objectives to assign a priority ranking
  • Create project plan based on goals and objectives that includes milestones and contingencies