The New Mexico Department of Transportation contracted with Four Corners Research to provide documentation of six buildings in the New Mexico Department of Transportation General Office Complex (NMDOT GO Complex) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. NMDOT planned to redevelop the GO property to construct a new multi-modal facility with improved pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections, including a station for the New Mexico Rail Runner commuter rail service.
In consultation with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, the NMDOT determined that while the NMDOT GO Complex is not listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties, it is eligible for listing and the effects of the proposed redevelopment on the property should be considered. Many of the buildings in the GO Complex were designed by architect Willard C. Kruger. Kruger was instrumental in maintaining the unique architecture of New Mexico by using the Territorial Revival and Pueblo Revival Styles.
Four Corners’ subconsultant, Criterion Environmental Consulting, completed additional historic research and more detailed photographic and architectural documentation of the Complex buildings. In order to produce a comprehensive textual, cartographic, and photographic record of these buildings, the standards of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) program of the National Park Service were used as a general guideline. As part of the GO Complex project, Four Corners Research and Criterion Consulting were tasked with surveying and documenting all state-owned buildings designed by Kruger, resulting in a multi-property nomination of Kruger buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.
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