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Placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that sunlight provides effective internal lighting, maximizing comfort and reducing energy use.

City Of Rocks Visitors Center

The curving stone wall of the City of Rocks Visitors Center links the building to the site and frames the entry sequence to the fantastic natural formations beyond. Daylighting and passive solar heating reduce energy consumption and enrich the experience of the space.

schematic design and design development: Hugh MacPherson Driscoll, Mazria Associates.

Genoveva Chavez Community Center

Taking the form a rolling wave, the roof of the Chavez Center shelters an integrated municipal sports complex with skating rink, 50-meter pool and multicourt gymnasium. The 170,000 square feet facility utilizes a clerestory strategy to bring solar heat to the swimming pool and diffused daylight illumination to the ice rink and courts.

Hugh MacPherson Driscoll, project lead for planning, programming, schematic design and design development, Mazria Associates.

Santa Fe Senior Services

Natural daylighting and passive solar heating enhance the gathering space in this community center serving disadvantaged seniors.

architecture: Hugh MacPherson Driscoll, principal, Chord Architecture.

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