Archinia is more than just design.
It is design infused with spirit.
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Archinia is an architectural cooperative that brings in some of the finest forward thinkers in archaeology, landscape, and design from around the world.
The vision for Archinia was established by founder and architectural designer/historian Rachel Preston Prinz. Rachel is the face of Archinia and manages projects and consultants with the help of an accomplished staff.
Rachel graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with a professional Masters in Architecture, with emphases in Architectural Design & Architecture History, and a Certificate in Historic Preservation. Her pre-professional degree was a Bachelors of Environmental Design, completed in 1995, with minors in business and psychology.
Rachel's passion in architecture resides in discovering the "genius loci" - the "Spirit of Place."
Archinia is an architectural and landscape COOPERATIVE. We team with other architects, landscape architects, archaeologists, historians, and technical experts in the fields required for the total sucess of each project. We build relationships with our clients based on integrity and openness and we encourage both clients and consultants to ask for what they need. We work diligently to meet deadlines and budget, within the constraints allowed by client participation. This is to say, success is our utmost goal, but we cannot achieve it alone!
We are currently working with Espy Architecture, Chupadero Archaeological Resources, Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Archaeologist John Roney, Landscape Architect Craig Schreiber at LandArt, and Dan Jones at Beyond Wildflowers.
As part of our philosophical approach of "walking our talk," we donate time to community-impacting projects in the communities in which we live and work.
The benefactors of these donations have included:
2011 Old Spanish Trail National Historical Trail Outreach and Education
2010-11 Taos Mountain Music Festival Backstage Design
2010 Gourd Sculpture for Taos’ Shared Table Benefit
2009 Taos Plaza Theater Lofts Design Project
2008 Sipapu Peru Shamanic Cultural Center Consultation
2008 CASA Gingerbread House Design Competition
2007 Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Garden Labyrinth© design
2007 Red Cross Wyoming Building Assessment