Why pueblo style architecture is seen all over Santa Fe
Santa Fe has strict building codes requiring even outlying franchise
motels and chain restaurants to maintain the pueblo style of architecture.
Pueblo construction is popular even without the building codes. It has
proven to be very durable, it maintains a timeless look whether it is
100 years or 10 days old, and it is very energy efficient. The State
Capital building was even designed to resemble a kiva, a round ceremonial
structure found in Pueblos.