Paula Castillo

Artist Paula Castillo and Castillo Prestress are at the cutting edge of best practices for collaboration between engineering and visual expertise for contemporary place making.

We specialize in designing balanced solutions that meet infrastructure needs while respecting historic and aesthetic resources for current and future communities. Paula Castillo is a nationally recognized artist whose 2 and 3-D work and public art have been commissioned by universities, state entities, and many corporate and private collectors. CRM and CPS fabricators, through vertical integration of pre-stressed, precast concrete and metal fabrication, deliver low-cost, top quality results from start to finish meeting your deadlines, adhering to your budget and fulfilling your specifications at their premiere high production, state-of-art 45-acre facilities in Belen, New Mexico.

With this in-house partnership, we can fluidly bring large-scale public works to fruition to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities.  Our professional experience includes civic and campus planning and design, children’s outdoor environments, healthcare and therapeutic design, historic preservation, housing and community design, land use planning, parks and recreation, water conservation, and ecological restoration. Our comprehensive, state-of-art facilities are defined by fine aesthetic, advanced engineering and highly polished technical skill. This expertise provides for the engagement, scale, and stability necessary to create art appropriate to a public setting. We produce large scale work with a wide range of materials including diverse metals and finishes, pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete, wood, porcelain enamel, LED light sources, photography, glass, plastic, and digitally printed hand rendered imagery on a range of materials.

The Boat installation

The Boat

This piece, a private commission, was designed with Form Z, an advanced 3D development software with the intention of capturing cloud formation in the southwestern region of North America and...

My Home Over There: Rio Grande Colcha

This total project, commissioned for the exterior of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, NM consists of four pieces revealing the setting of the state of New Mexico: “Rio Grande Colcha”,...
Blue Flower installation

Blue Flower

This piece features our ability to collaborate with agencies regarding civic planning and design, and parks and recreation. “Blue Flower” is constructed out of 66 slightly varied water jet cut...
10000 Miles of Numbered Mountain installation

10,000 Miles of Numbered Mountain

This piece features our ability to collaborate with agencies regarding campus planning and design. “100 Miles” was selected as part of New Mexico's Acclaimed Artist Series. It references our...
Fallen Petals installation

Fallen Petals

This piece features our ability to with collaborate with agencies regarding campus planning and design and water conservation. “Fallen Petals,” commissioned by Ft. Lewis College, was part of...

Tribute to César Chávez

This work features our ability to collaborate with agencies regarding civic planning and design, community design, and land use planning. The City of Albuquerque Arts in Public Places Program...
Arroyo flowers

Arroyo Flowers

This work features our ability to collaborate with agencies regarding land use planning, water conservation, and ecological restoration. Both macro and micro forms were designed with...
Aquila project construction

Aquila

This work features our ability to collaborate with agencies regarding land use planning, parks and recreation and children’s outdoor environments. “Aquila” references the third constellation of...