Serving New Mexico and surrounding states with flexible & functional architecture since 1987
21st Century learning environments for all ages
We're experienced working with diverse user groups
LEED or EnergyStar Certified...or just highly efficient to save on operational costs over the long term
We're experienced in coordinating construction on active campuses to maintain safety & minimize disruption
Facilities assessments, master plans, and educational specifications

About Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture

Since 1987 we have been delivering attentive service and high-quality, cost-effective design to clients throughout New Mexico and the surrounding states. Our project experience encompasses a wide range of scopes and includes design of educational, municipal, recreational, religious, and commercial facilities.

In addition to our New Mexico office in Albuquerque – we also have an affiliation with SJCF Architecture, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas.

With staff of approximately 10 employees in our New Mexico office — including 5 licensed architects — our firm has the capacity to handle even the largest of projects, yet we remain small enough that we still provide attentive, personalized service.


  • Architectural Design
  • Programming & educational specifications
  • Facilities master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Facilities assessments
  • ADA & deficiency audits
  • Space planning
  • Site selection analyses
  • Cost estimating & life-cycle cost analyses
  • Sustainable design & design for LEED certification
  • Capital planning assistance & needs prioritization

Leadership: Firm’s Partners

  • Steven Alano, AIA, CPD
    Steven Alano, AIA, CPD President
  • Chris van Dyck, AIA
    Chris van Dyck, AIA Chief Operating Officer
  • Marilyn Strube, ALEP
    Marilyn Strube, ALEP Vice President

Greer Stafford currently has cooperative procurement contracts with New Mexico’s Cooperative Educational Services (CES) for both architectural services and educational planning services and with High Plains Regional Education Cooperative (HPREC) for architectural services.


If you represent a New Mexico college, university, public school district, charter school, state school, BIA institution, or municipal government, you may be able to hire Greer Stafford directly via a CES or HPREC contract instead of going through the time and expense of the RFP process.

New Mexico’s Educational Design Specialists

The educational sector is one of Greer Stafford’s primary focuses. We regularly provide architectural and facilities planning services for school districts, charter schools, private schools, and higher educational institutions throughout New Mexico and the Four Corners region.

Our aim is to design flexible learning environments that support students and teachers, while satisfying the practical requirements of maintenance, budget, and safety. We make it our business to stay informed of 21st century educational concepts, and we to listen closely to how each of our clients approaches the educational process.

Greer Stafford has been actively involved with the Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA) since the agency was established. Our staff is highly knowledgeable about New Mexico Adequacy Standards and very familiar with PSFA processes and procedures. In addition, we have established strong, effective working relationships with PSFA personnel, and we have lobbied successfully before the PSCOC on behalf of many school districts.

Cost Effective Design

Because funding for school construction is limited, we strive to achieve a high value for the cost while implementing highly durable, energy efficient and low-maintenance systems and materials. During design, we evaluate options with an eye towards providing the best value while still achieving all necessary requirements.

Construction on Active Campuses

We’re very experienced in working with school districts to devise work plans that ensure minimal disruption to school activities during the construction process. Regardless of project scope or complexity, maintaining a safe and functional learning environment on campus during construction is always our top priority.

Design for School Safety

Schools should be safe havens for students and staff. We employ CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) tactics on all of our school projects through the efforts of our on-staff Certified CPTED designer. Opportunities for crime are reduced through attention of space layout, lines of vision control, physical features intended to deter crime, and improved lock-down capabilities.

  • Ms. Strube and the staff at Greer Stafford were incredibly responsive, effective, and easy to work with while we were working on the Facilities Master Plan for our school…they consistently came up with great suggestions.

    Ronald J. Stern, Ed.D Superintendent of New Mexico School for the Deaf
  • Greer Stafford has done an amazing job for our district. The quality of their work is exceptional. It is always very well planned and put together in a format that is very easy to understand, but at the same time very thorough…They have taken the time to truly understand what our district is all about.

    Kirk M. Carpenter Superintendent of Aztec Municipal Schools
  • From the start of design through close out, we have had nothing but exceptional service...Every item was attended to with lots of thought, much communication, attention to all users, and fiscal responsibility. [Greer Stafford's] team brought this project in safely, early, and in budget.

    Andy Garcia Director of Maintenance & Construction, Los Lunas Schools
  • Every project since 2008 has come in at or below projected costs. Greer Stafford’s supervision of the project keeps the owner apprised of costs and double checks contractor change orders and requests. To say I am pleased with Greer Stafford would be huge understatement.

    TJ Parks Superintendent, Hobbs Municipal Schools

Career Opportunities at Greer Stafford

Greer Stafford offers an impressive array of perks and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. We are always interested in receiving resumes from architects, architectural interns, and CAD/BIM technicians who are motivated, personable, and team-oriented. Email resumes and cover letters to careers@greer-stafford.com or use the button to the right.


Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture does not currently have any open positions.

(505) 821-0235

 1717 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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