The design takes into account the overall campus circulation and raises all the general classroom space up on pilotis allowing for movement across the site and direct access to the existing basketball courts and the main play field. Incorporated into this exterior circulation space is a concrete pyramid which acts as an outdoor teaching area and gathering space for students as well as the western access point to the second floor classrooms. A big part of the design was the incorporation of solar, both passive and active. Photovoltaic panels are incorporated into the facade as part of a shade awning which controls the natural day light entering the second floor classrooms. The central corridor, which will also be used for displaying student work, features a large light monitor which runs the length of the building and brings natural light into the space. The project is scheduled to reach LEED Silver Certification and will be completed in February of 2016.
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NewsA jury has selected the Ernie Pyle Middle School Fine Arts Renovation as the recipient of a 2016 AIA Albuquerque Merit Award. The jury called the project "a remarkable transformation that substantially elevated the presence of the arts programs on campus both visually and spiritually." The project brought an existing… Read More »
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