Pecos River Conference Center

Infield, New Mexico - 1987

An exploration of earth-generated forms, this time a spiral made of adobe.  The spiral maintains its fundamental forms as it grows.  The property of this geometry proved useful when the client requested that the building be enlarged by fifty percent while half way through the working drawings.  Every thing was made larger, maintaining the integrity of the plan.  In spite of an elaborate site blessing ceremony, including a Buddhist priest, Native American holy man, Guatemalan flute band, and Hawaiian Kahuna, the conference center building was never built, suggesting that spiritual show biz openers don’t always bring on the main event.