Founded by New Mexico native, Van H. Gilbert, FAIA, the firm has a decades long commitment to the architecture and people of the mountains and southwest. Our VHGA team leverages talent, knowledge, experience, and heart to develop contemporary architecture that is distinctly of its time and place, to preserve local heritage, and to protect the environment creating a broad portfolio of projects that enrich the diverse communities that the firm serves.

From kindergartens to concert halls, state-of-science laboratories, zoological exhibits, iconic commercial and civic buildings and lovingly restored architectural treasures—we design buildings that have the power to influence a community’s cultural and educational life. As proud as we are of awards from our peers in the design professions, it is the satisfaction of happy clients and the ultimate users of our projects that motivates us. We constantly challenge ourselves to create the optimum solutions for our clients most complex concerns: innovative, high-performance, sustainable, and welcoming environments for people.