Expansion Enhances Visitor Experience
Surrounded by bountiful lavender fields, Los Poblanos is an historic hacienda with a boutique inn, organic farm, restaurant, retail shop and production workshop adjacent to the Rio Grande. Atkin Olshin Schade added 28 new guest rooms and renovated all of the main farm structures, moving the field-to-fork restaurant into an expanded historic barn complex, including a 2,800-square-foot commercial-grade kitchen, new lavender production facility, and enlarged retail farm shop.
The new guest rooms and suites are the center piece of the expansion and are designed to recall 1930s dairy-style buildings with pitched tin roofs and walls alternating between white stucco, stained wood, and corrugated metal. The new restaurant provides a bar, dining and special event space overlooking the gardens, petanque court and lavender fields. Maintaining the same rustic elegance as the existing structures, the expansion allows the community-based farm to meet the popular demand for agro-tourism sites supporting indigenous New Mexico culture. Designed in 1932 by modernist architect John Gaw Meem, the hacienda is the center of a family hospitality and lavender products business that will further thrive with enhanced facilities.
Landscape Architect: OLIN; Structural Engineer: AGI Consultants; MEP Engineer: M&E Engineering; Civil Engineer: Mark Goodwin & Associates; Kitchen Consultant: Kitchen Restaurant + Bar Specialists; Construction Manager: g2i Construction; Photography: Doug Merriam and Kate Russell
“Our mission is to preserve the historic Los Poblanos Ranch by cultivating a dynamic business dedicated to sustainable agriculture, hospitality, historic preservation, and community.” The Rembe Family