Second Street Studios - Phase III now leasing!

A favorite spot for locals to do business, eat and enjoy a community of neighbors who share a sense of place made pleasant by shaded courtyards and surrounding activities."
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Wayne Nichols, Jonathan Rose, Susan NicholsSecond Street Studios is a five acre, 13 building commercial rental project with a 35 unit 40,000 square foot South Court, an 11 unit 10,000 square foot Middle Court, 30,000 square feet in two completely renovated office buildings, and an additional 22 unit 20,000 square foot North Court now leasing. The Second Street Studios were originally conceived as a work/live artist studio complex.

The goal and driving philosophy of Second Street Studios is to create Santa Fe's, and possibly the country's, first live/work loft type project built from the ground up. In 1990 the idea of combining living and working in the same structure created a new and revolutionary type of real estate development project directed towards a market looking for rental units that allowed a wider range of flexible uses. The environmental advantage of reducing driving by living and working in the same space was a concept whose time had come. The idea of using metal buildings to make the rental spaces affordable was also unique for the time. Second Street Studios has continually enjoyed a high level of occupancy and has infused an older midtown neighborhood with a new sense of identity and community.

Wayne & Susan Nichols

Wayne Nichols and Susan NicholsWayne and Susan Nichols own Communico, a design, construction and development company located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializing in passive solar homes and subdivisions. The Nichols built the first speculative solar homes in New Mexico in the mid-1970's and their "First Village" subdivision was one of the first all-solar communities in America.

They received many grants and design awards in the early HUD Solar demonstration programs, pioneering the use of passive solar in speculative homebuilding and development.

The Nichols have completed four successful all-solar communities in the Santa Fe area and are one of the few remaining builders/developers in the nation who specialize in passive solar home construction and community development. The Nichols have worked closely with Los Alamos National Labs, the Electric Power Research Institute, The Department of Energy, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Tennessee Valley Authority, Public Service Company of New Mexico, and the National Homebuilders Association Research Foundation in creating new solar construction techniques. As partners in Passive Solar Associates, they taught solar construction to over 4,000 builders, engineers and architects in a series of national workshops and seminars. The Nichols are recognized as national leaders in passive solar construction techniques. They also started Nichols Agency Real Estate, a brokerage firm in Santa Fe, to market their own projects.

In the 1990s, Wayne and Susan built this pioneering live/work community, Second Street Studios, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan RoseJonathan F.P. Rose's business, not-for-profit and public policy work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm currently manages over $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities.

The company's mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm draws on its human capital, financial depth and real estate expertise to create highly integrated solutions to real estate challenges.

A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was recently profiled in e², a PBS series on sustainable development.

The firm's innovative development, planning, investment, new construction, conversion and historic preservation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Rose is a Trustee of several organizations including: the Urban Land Institute and co-chair of its Climate and Energy Committee; the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Enterprise Community Partners and is deeply engaged in its Green Communities program. He chairs the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission. He also serves on the leadership councils of both Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Architecture, and chairs the Trust for Public Land's National Real Estate Council.

Mr. Rose also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the American Museum of Natural History. He is also co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

Peter Calthorpe

Peter Calthorpe was named one of 25 "innovators on the cutting edge" by Newsweek Magazine for his work redefining the models of urban and suburban growth in America. His long and honored career in urban design, planning, and architecture began in 1976, combining his experience in each discipline to develop new approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning.

Mr. Calthorpe's early published work includes technical papers, articles for popular magazines, and a number of seminal books, including Sustainable Communities with Sim Van der Ryn, and The Pedestrian Pocket Book with Doug Kelbaugh. The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream, published in 1993, introduced the concept of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and provided extensive guidelines and illustrations of their broad application. His latest book with William Fulton, The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl, explains how regional-scale planning and design can integrate urban revitalization and suburban renewal into a coherent vision of metropolitan growth.

Mr. Calthorpe has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and the University of North Carolina. Over the years he has received numerous honors and awards, including appointment to the President's Councils for Sustainable Development.

After studying at Yale's Graduate School of Architecture, he joined the Farrallones Institute as Director of Design. Beginning private practice in 1978, with the firm of Van der Ryn, Calthorpe and Partners, his work ranged from large community planning to commercial complexes and public buildings. His architecture, planning, and research from this period established his leadership in passive solar design, producing countless publications and three National HUD awards.

Since forming Calthorpe Associates in 1983, his work has expanded to include major projects in urban, new town, and suburban settings in the United States and abroad. With groundbreaking work in Portland, Salt Lake, Austin, the Twin Cities, and Los Angeles, he has helped established the emerging field of regional design.

During the Clinton presidency, Mr. Calthorpe provided direction for HUD's Empowerment Zone and Consolidated Planning Programs as well as the Hope VI program to rebuild some of the country's worst public housing projects. In 1992, he became a founder of the Congress for New Urbanism and was its first board president.

Internationally his work in Japan, China, Italy, Tunis, Jordan, Australia, and the Philippines has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe. Mr. Calthorpe was recently selected by the State of Louisiana to lead its long-term growth and redevelopment planning following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Through design, innovation, publications, and realized projects, Peter Calthorpe's 30 year practice has helped solidify a national trend towards the key principals of New Urbanism: that successful places - whether neighborhoods, villages, or urban centers - must be diverse in use and user, walkable and transit-oriented, and environmentally sustainable. In recognition of his work, he was awarded ULI's prestigious "J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development" in 2006.