New Construction

Finch Residence & Barn

Small, North Valley agricultural compound. The 1,750 sq ft adobe house, nestled up against a shady irrigation ditch, incorporates passive solar principals in the south facing rooms. An efficient galley kitchen leads to a centrally located den with a Rumford fireplace. The east and west wings house two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an office with interior French doors.

A separate structure – an 800 sq ft barn – provides additional privacy for the back yard. The barn / workshop space features a simple bathroom, cathedral ceiling, and a wood stove. The exterior of the barn will be exposed adobe, with mud plastered buttresses and carriage style garage doors.

Currently under construction.

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Buchan Residence

This modestly sized 1,850 sq ft home, on a quirky dead-end street in the North Valley, is a pueblo style adobe, with a wandering floor plan and many exterior corners. It was designed to be a natural addition to the neighborhood, paying homage to the many historic adobes in the Los Griegos neighborhood while not being overly imitative. The finished house includes brick floors, exposed ponderosa pine ceiling decking, radiant in-floor heat, and earthen plaster interior walls. All kitchen, pantry, and bathroom cabinetry was fabricated by Albuquerque Joinery.

Albuquerque, New Mexico


DeLapp-Fredrickson Residence

Adobe home, designed and built by Kenny DeLapp and Esther Fredrickson using traditional materials and modern construction techniques. Our 1,600 sq ft home has two bedrooms and one bath, with brick floors, exposed vigas and decking, adobe mud plaster interior walls, site-built solid wood doors, radiant heat, and two portals. Built under an owner-builder permit.

South Valley, New Mexico


Adobe Workshop

Albuquerque Joinery’s adobe woodworking shop, built in 2018-2019. Since this is a workshop – not a residential dwelling – we weren’t held to the same rigorous energy code, and had more flexibility on how we could finish the outside of the building. We left the adobe brick exposed, and used adobe mud plaster under the eaves and gable ends of the roof. The interior also features a traditional earthen plaster, as well as exposed site-built rough sawn trusses, bond beam with timber frame style joinery, carriage garage doors, and wide-plank wood flooring. We sought to make this building more than just a shop, but something akin to a studio, built out of the material we find so inspiring.

South Valley, New Mexico


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