Needbased, Inc.


Founded in 1998 the design firm NEEDBASED inc has been located in Baca since 2007.  We are passionate about architecture and bring this to focus on integrating deep environmental design with beauty, function, and affordability. Our offices and home are the first certified Passive Houses in New Mexico which is the most rigorous building standard worldwide.

By incorporating exemplary building science with highly functional spaces we integrate the best of sustainable practices such as net zero energy with a modern New Mexican vision. This provides comfortable and open living and work environments which cost little to heat and cool, are healthy, comfortable and will provide generations a robust and flexible environment.

Our dedication to living in working in Baca expresses our desire to have the benefits of a lively community at our doorstep and to contribute to the cultural and environmental vision of the neighborhood.

928 Shoofly Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505