WHO WE ARE AS DESIGNERS
Gabriel (Gabe) Browne founded PRAXIS ARCHITECTS INC in 1998 soon after he acquired his license to practice architecture in New Mexico. Since then, he has successfully designed dozens of beautiful, imaginative and award-winning custom homes, commercial projects, remodels and restorations. His designs were among the first in New Mexico to achieve LEED Platinum status. He and his staff look forward to working with you. Please contact Gabe by email email@example.com or by phone (505-473-7766).
WHO WE ARE AS GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Gabriel (Gabe) Browne founded PRAXIS LTD CO in 1998 soon after obtaining his New Mexico general contractor’s license. Since then, PRAXIS-built custom homes, commercial projects, remodels and restorations dot the landscape of Northern New Mexico. You can tap into his award-winning wealth of building experience by contacting PRAXIS to discuss your construction needs. Please contact Gabe by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (505-473-7766).
L.A. GABRIEL BROWNE
Architect and General Contractor
A native of Northern New Mexico and a fifth generation New Mexican, Gabe began his building career at age ten, working alongside his mother Sandy Lynch as a construction laborer building custom homes in Dixon, New Mexico. By 18, Gabe's passion for architecture and building earned him his first design and construction project, a 1,000 square foot, off-the-grid custom home in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico.
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Gabe acquired a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico. He continued his education at the University of Illinois in Chicago, earning his Masters degree in architecture.
Gabriel cut his professional teeth working for architect Van H. Gilbert in Albuquerque and, later, as an architectural intern for a small design/build firm in Santa Fe. He received his architecture license in 1997 and his general contractor's license in 1998.
Eager to create an integrated firm dedicated to creating high-quality, innovative and sustainable homes and workspaces, Gabe founded PRAXIS Design/Build in 1998. His first employee was his mother, who devoted 10 years to the PRAXIS team before retiring in 2008.
Gabe lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Mariam Read Browne, and their two teenage children. When he's not satisfying the needs and desires of his clients, Gabe pursues his other passions, spending time with his family, skiing, running with his wife, who is marathoner, and, when they can get away, overseas travel.
ENDORSEMENTS AND REVIEWS
“Gabriel joined us with all his knowledge, design sense, practicality, and humor, wanting to build us our perfect house; which is exactly what it is. He carefully explained the pros and cons of every decision, aesthetically, financially and with Santa Fe weather in mind.” “I had the feeling we could call him in the middle of the night if we woke up with a question; he was always available. Even after several years he still answers maintenance questions and refers us to good contractors.”
(LC and KC)
“PRAXIS helped us design our house, giving us the latitude to dream with a guiding hand that kept our plan innovative and realistic. Then they built our house, bringing to life the ideas we all created together. Finally they delivered our home, which turned out to be more than we ever imagined. The entire process was inclusive, exciting and richly rewarding. Thank you!” (M and S) “We are firm believers in the design/build concept. Some details will not go as planned during construction. Some decisions must be made on the spot. No one will face these challenges with more care for the intent of the design and the quality of its execution than the architect who created it.”
(M and S)