Spencer Woodcock
Haynsworth Woodcock
Santa Fe Community Housing Trust
Sante Fe


“The Rose Fellowship has offered me a unique opportunity to invert the traditional architectural model that places the architect at the apex of the design, and instead to position myself on the ground, within communities typically underserved by the architectural profession.”

During her fellowship, Spencer acted as project manager for the development of an innovative, intentional living community for people 55 plus. Elder grace was completed in fall 2009. The 28 units of affordable housing were Green Communities and Energy Star certified and a LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot project. The development was awarded the Liveable Communities Award by AARP and NHBA. ElderGrace will be the fourth such project in the country and the only one that is both green and affordable.

Spencer also found time to organize events such as “Nuts & Bolts and Green Building,” a green building demonstration forum, and “GreenWorks,” an international green, affordable housing competition. Funded by Enterprise Community Partners, Green Communities and its Santa Fe Office, these events have provided a forum for green builders, designers and policy makers.

Today, Spencer continues to work with the Housing Trust in Santa Fe managing the organization’s Housing Development Program. She has managed the design and construction of the Village Sage Apartments, a 60-unit multifamily development for people transitioning out of homelessness that is Green Communities certified. She is currently overseeing the development of the Stage Coach Apartments, a rehab/acquisition/new construction project that will convert a Route 66 motor inn into multifamily rental for low-income families. Stage Coach Apartments is designed to be LEED for Homes Platinum.
Spencer holds a Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.

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