The mission was founded in 1629 and the church was completed in 1642. The resident missionary during this time was Fray Juan Ramirez. He was the supervisor of the project, but enlisted the Pueblo people themselves to build the church.
As an architecture major learning more about the religion of the Pueblo people, the Spanish influence on their religious architecture was an interesting avenue to take the research down. The Acoma village has, “the finest and most impressive of the Spanish Colonial Mission churches in New Mexico,” so was a perfect fit for my research.