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Santa Fe: Living to Preserve Architecture

Video Chapters

Chapter One: 1:56 – Santa Fe’s Five Historic Districts

Chapter Two: 6:39 – Historic Approval Needed from Windows to Rooftops

Chapter Three: 12:56 – Understand Each Historic District Before Purchase

Chapter Four: 15:15 – Archeological Remnants Belong to Property Owner

Chapter Five: 20:24 – New Director Spanish Colonial Arts Society

David Rasch

Living in Santa Fe’s Historic Districts

David Rasch, an award-winning architectural preservationist, discusses the intricacies of owning a home in Santa Fe’s historic districts.

David Rasch initiated his interests in the history of architecture in 1981, while studying decorative details in the early Modern architecture of Louis Sullivan. Academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts in art history and studio art and a Master of Science in art conservation and museum studies. He moved to Santa Fe in 1992 to work at the Museum of New Mexico. After 15 years of managing and administering historic and archaeological districts ordinances at the City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division, he is experienced in Santa Fe Style with a specific appreciation of Pueblo-Spanish Revival architecture. David is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians and he is the recipient of the 2018 American Institute of Architects Santa Fe Chapter Honor Award for Architectural Service in recognition of significant accomplishments in stimulating public understanding and appreciation of architecture in the Santa Fe community. Presently, David is working at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society with the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the Spanish Markets.