We build on our tradition of architectural distinction through innovative and environmentally responsible design and dedicated service.


The architects that founded our firm decades ago established a strong tradition of integrity, commitment and quality that remains deeply rooted in our approach to design.

Gordon Ferguson established the Albuquerque Nob Hill office in 1944 where Donald Stevens, Bob Mallory, George Pearl and Bob Campbell joined later. From 1953 to 1990, George Pearl led the firm in developing an architectural expression of discipline and design elegance that is contextual and timeless. He is the person for whom the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture & Planning building is named, honoring his career and leadership in architectural design and historic preservation.

As an architecture, planning, and interior design firm providing specialized services throughout New Mexico and the Southwest, SMPC Architects is a team of experienced design professionals and technical experts dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through innovative and sustainable contributions to the built environment.

Creativity and Innovation

Encouraging collaborative exchange and engagement of ideas and experience.


Taking ownership and responsibility that establishes trust and pride.


Advocating for the client by delivering service that is honest and fair, and providing design that is sensitive to culture and the environment.

Professional Development

Supporting our team to become the best they can be through participation in business development, continuing education, and community outreach.

Quality of Life

Promoting health, safety, welfare, and happiness for our clients, firm, and community.