Architects + Planners, LCC

Architecture & Construction Firm with Environmentally Sensitive Design

Members of Santa Fe Chapter of American Institutes of Architects and Santa Fe

We have been Designing and Managing the Construction of numerous Commercial and Public Projects in the region for over 30 years. The range of projects includes office and retail buildings, restaurants, ice-cream parlors …

We originally started in what was known as Passive Solar Architecture in the late 1970’s. We have been active in the Field of Energy Efficient Design which has evolved into what is known as Green Architecture and Building.


Residential Architecture and Construction

We originally started in the construction trades in the late 1970’s and have been involved in Design and Construction of Homes from modest 1-4 bedroom starter houses in 100…



Established in 1994, Terraplen provides a full range of Architecture, Planning, Design and Build services with specialties developed in Master Planning, Recreation and Park Design, Multi-unit Residential Developments, Light industrial and Commercial Design and Custom Residential Design. Mr. Monroe is owner of Terraplen, which was established with Architect Carl C. Ewing, a native of Santa Fe, now retired. Harvey has been associated with the firm 21 years and has a great deal of experience as the primary contact for work with the City of Santa Fe. He is completely familiar with the community, local regulatory and other State requirements. He is a member and Past-President of Santa Fe AIA and current member of Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Green Council who have collaborated with the City on their New Green Code.


 Mr. Monroe worked with several design firms since coming to Santa Fe 40 years ago. Prior to joining Terraplen he was involved on his own projects, handling design as well as the construction of many projects. His design work has been noted for its regional character and solar orientation. Mr. Monroe is a licensed General Contractor in the State of New Mexico since 1980 and has provided peer review cost estimates and for constructability of the design for other architectural firms.


Mr. Monroe has been a project leader on many projects including the Santa Fe Southside Library, Santa Fe Trails bus maintenance facility, many multiple unit residential developments, Bicentennial Pool, Atalya Tennis Courts, Alto Street Tennis Courts, Salvador Perez Pool & Park, Fire Station No. 5 remodel and addition, City of Santa Fe Teen Center Program and Master Plan, City of Santa Fe, City wide Facilities Evaluation and Master Plan and several smaller projects for the City of Santa Fe. Mr. Monroe's projects have been the recipients of Green Builder Awards from the Home Builders Association for 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. His responsibilities ranged from initial client meetings, programming, design, construction, documents, and contract administration.

Harvey N. Monroe Jr, AIA


Terraplen Architects + Planners LLC Since 1994




Job Responsibilities:

Chief Designer, Team Facilitator, Programming, Master & Site Planning, Construction documents, Contract Administration, Field Supervision


General Contractor:

Commercial & Residential Construction, 6 years as Responsible Party for Residential Developer of over 200 homes in 4 Developments.



Bachelors' of Architecture 1982 On-going educational seminars in AutoCAD since 1984, Autocad third party 3-D programs and most recently Sketch-Up 3-D Program.


Language Skills:

English, Spanish (very good), Portuguese (good), French (fair)


Licensing Information:

Licensed Architect, New Mexico #2031, 1986 Licensed General Construction New Mexico GB-98 #83077 1980.


Additional Interest:

Ski & Scuba Instructor,, Soccer Coach and



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Harvey N. Monroe Jr. AIA

Terraplen Architects


 P.O.Box 1183 Santa Fe, NM 87504


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