NMSU-A - Health & Science Building - Reidlinger Building

White Sands Construction, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this project that involved construction of a 16,716 s.f. three-story addition to an existing facility. The new facility houses the Health Sciences Center and is connected to the rest of the campus with a multi-level, handicapped-accessible connector. The center provides nursing, medical and technician laboratories, classrooms, student support spaces including an atrium auditorium, lecture hall, library, media center, restrooms, study areas and offices.

The building was constructed on a concrete reinforced foundation using a structural steel framing system with a steel joist roof structure. The roof itself is a single-ply system. Exterior walls are stucco in several colors that complement each other and the design and style of the remaining campus.

Building systems included: fire protection and suppression; intrusion detection and control system; an air handling system with split system HVAC, voice and data communications, electricity and lightning protections. An elevator was also included in the project.

In 2006, the New Mexico State University (NMSU) system made a commitment to create sustainable buildings and communities that foster sustainable, an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves quality of life. As part of this commitment, NMSU elected to utilize the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The Reidlinger addition was the first at any NMSU campus to be subject to this requirement and received a “Silver” rating. The LEED certification considered six categories in certifying the building as “Silver” including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design. Credits were received in all categories.

 The project was designed to meet LEED Silver standards but once construction was completed it was awarded LEED Gold.

Sq Ft: 16,716

Completion Date: 05/30/2009

Owner: New Mexico State University

Architect: WDG Architects

Location: Alamogordo, NM

WSCI Staff

Catlin Curry

Phone: 575-437-7816