About Us

Who we are?

Conron & Woods Architects has been in business in Santa Fe since 1952, and has carved a niche as a design team specializing in cultural public architecture. Our diverse client base has come from both the public and private sectors, with experience in cultural, commercial, and residential projects.

Our work is characterized by problem-solving and effective communication with all team members, clients and invested parties. Our approach is dependent on listening. As we learn about what a project’s unique goals will be, we proceed with an attitude of investigation and discovery, and find solutions which combine the practical with the aesthetic.

Our mission includes using past experience as a foundation for new solutions but never assuming that what worked last time is the perfect fit for today. The economic realities of today’s building industry impose a need for greater care in decision-making. During the course of a project, one of our most critical responsibilities is to safeguard our clients’ fiscal investment in the project as well as managing operational expenses in the long run.

Our design process at Conron & Woods Architects relies on accountability and responsiveness. We provide this through constant contact with the project owner’s team, regularly scheduled project meetings and job site presence, thorough review with the owner at each phase of work, and prompt documentation of field conditions and issues. The strength of this communication enables swift problem resolution and is essential for keeping project costs in control.

Our Team

  • Roy L. Woods, AIA - Principal Open or Close
    Roy L. Woods

    Architect Roy Woods began his career as an intern at Conron and Lent Architects in the 1970’s and is now the principal and owner of Conron & Woods Architects. He is an expert in historic preservation, ranch and equestrian facility design, and museum design having worked on hundreds of projects in over 26 states.

  • Martin Kuziel, AIA - Project Architect Open or Close
    Martin Kuziel

    Architect Martin Kuziel has over 27 years of professional experience and has been with Conron & Woods for 5 years. Martin has extensive experience as a Project Architect and Manager on a variety of architectural projects ranging from residential to large commercial complexes and historic preservation.

  • Henry J. Avila - Senior Designer Open or Close
    Henry Avila

    Project Manager Henry Avila has been an integral part of Conron & Woods Architects since 2005. Henry has held numerous positions here as a Project Manager, lead drafter and Designer. He understands a project from beginning to end and is an invaluable asset to the office with his expertise in construction.

  • Sobia Sayeda - Senior Designer Open or Close
    Sobia Sayeda

    Project Manager and Senior Designer Sobia Sayeda has over 17 years of design experience, particularly in programming documents, construction documents and project management, in a wide range of project types ranging from residential to historic preservation and exhibit design.


2015 Architectural Heritage Preservation Award: Doña Ana Village Reconstruction - Department of Cultural Affairs, State of NM Historic Preservation Division.

2011 Best Buildings Winner: Costilla Lodge at Vermejo Park - The Associated General Contractors of America

2010 Best Buildings Winner: PERA Building - The Associated General Contractors of America

2009 Honorable Mention: Cultural Project, New Mexico History Museum - New Mexico 10 Best of Awards

1986 Honor Award: Historic Preservation for the Palace of the Governors - Old Santa Fe Association

1986 Honor Award: Historic Preservation for the Ernest Stapleton House - Santa Fe Chapter AIA

1986 Honor Award: Irvin/McKenzie House for Restoration/Rehabilitation - Old Santa Fe Association

1980 1st Place Award: Historic Preservation, Palace of the Governors - American Society of Interior Designers

1976 AIA Energy Conscious Design Competition - American Institute of Architects


Costilla Lodge

Roy, I appreciate the diligence you gave the Costilla project and representing the ranches best interest continually. We are pleased with the end product you provided for us. Thanks

Harwood Museum

Dear Roy, on behalf of the Harwood Museum of Art, please accept my warm thanks. It has been an honor to work with you and now we get to live in this beautiful building. Thanks for everything.

Snidow Museum

Dear Roy, We can't thank you and your team enough, for giving the Snidow Museum of Art a masterpiece of vision and style followed by functionality. Your teams design of the facility captured very idea we had individually and as a group. I know I speak for all involved at the Snidow Museum of Art, when I say thank you for listening to our thought and desires.