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  • NMHU - Lora Shields Science Center Renovation
    • The scope of the remodel includes the basement, first, second, and third levels, and focuses on converting former science laboratories into academic classrooms, faculty offices, and new science labs. The remodel was designed to attain LEED Silver certification. A variety of green practices were implemented, including water catchment systems, photovoltaic energy systems, efficient glazing, recycled and regional materials & finishes, solar shading devices, water efficient plumbing fixture replacement, heating and cooling upgrades, and low water use landscape vegetation. The architect arranged the interior spaces to capture daylight, even though the space did not have an exterior wall. Consequently, faculty offices and workspaces are awash in natural light. With the enthusiastic support of faculty, epoxy countertops and science tables were reused throughout the facility. When the doors opened this summer, he saw the students and faculty enthusiastically put the new classrooms and labs to use. The building now has 24 faculty and graduate level offices, 10 laboratory spaces (including specialized labs for anthropology, physical science, geology, and paleomagnetism), multiple classrooms and a lecture room. The Lora Shields Building was also chosen as a 2011 Outstanding Design by the American School & University magazine, and was profiled in the 2011 issue of the American School & University Architectural Portfolio.
    • Sq Ft: 20,200
    • Completion Date: 02/21/2011
    • Owner: New Mexico Highlands University
    • Architect: Soleil West
    • Location: Las Vegas, NM
  • NMHU - Natatorium Renovation
    • Soleil West designed the remodel of the New Mexico Highlands University Natatorium. The remodel totals 12,605 square feet, and was completed in 2011. The remodel includes improvements to the exterior and interior of the building, as well as site and landscaping developments. The remodel was designed to become LEED Silver certified, and official USGBC certification is currently pending. A variety of design principals were utilized, including a water catchment plan, photovoltaic energy systems, recycled and regional materials and finishes, the reuse of existing structural and non-structural elements, heating and cooling upgrades, water efficient plumbing fixtures, and new landscaping using native plants. The Natatorium was also chosen as a 2011 Outstanding Design by the American School & University magazine, and was profiled in the 2011 issue of the American School & University Architectural Portfolio.
    • Sq Ft: 12,605
    • Completion Date: 01/06/2011
    • Owner: New Mexico Highlands University
    • Architect: Soleil West
    • Location: Las Vegas, NM
  • NMSBVI - Natatorium Renovations
    • Project consisted of painting the existing joist and deck with moisture resistant paint; adding a dehumidifier; repairing the pool plumbing, the pool deck, and replacing the HVAC Systems.
    • Sq Ft: 1,400
    • Completion Date: 10/17/2008
    • Owner: New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Alamogordo Architect: Studio D Architects
    • Location: Alamogordo, NM
  • NMSU - Branson Hall Renovations
    • Completion Date: 02/22/1995
    • Owner: New Mexico State University Architect: Alley, Mendez, Shelton
    • Location: Las Cruces, NM
  • NMSU - Native American Cultural Center
    • New LEED Silver project that consists of offices, classrooms, art room, commons, and meditation room. This includes all site utilities, site grading and preparation for the new building. Project to have stained and polished concrete as well as flagstone seating and a decorative wood fireplace. Click here to see the video on this project in our blog.
    • Sq Ft: 7,451
    • Completion Date: 06/29/2010
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Architect: WH Pacific
    • Location: Las Cruces, NM
  • NMSU Carlsbad - Interior Alterations to Health Clinic and Biology Lab
    • Renovations to existing Biology Classroom, renovations to include new mill-work,fume hood installation, reconfiguration of mechanical, plumbing throughout space. Renovations to existing space to include flooring, electrical reconfiguration, removal of walls, installation of new partition walls, sheet-rock tape texture and painting.
    • Sq Ft: 4130
    • Completion Date: 10/14/2014
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Architect: Durham & Associates Architects, Inc.
    • Location: Carlsbad, NM
  • NMSU-A - Business Office - Kitchen Sink Sewer Line Replacement
    • Remove Existing Flooring as Required - No Replacement Included Demo And Haul off Concrete as Required. Excavate And Install New 3’’ Drain For Kitchen Sink - Upsized from original Plans Backfill And Compact Trench Reconnect Existing Sink To New Drain Prep & Pour Concrete Back as Required
    • Completion Date: 12/31/2020
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Location: Alamogordo, NM
  • 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, 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
  • NMSU-A - Student Services Building - 1st Floor Renovations
    • Renovate first floor area. Work to include, but not limited to: 1)Demolition work: existing interior partitions, doors & hardware, ceiling system, finishes, and related Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing items; 2) New work: partitions, doors & door hardware, glazing, ceiling, finishes, and related Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing work.
    • Sq Ft: 3,018
    • Completion Date: 08/24/2020
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Architect: New Republic Architects
    • Location: Alamogordo, NM
  • NMSU-A - Tays Special Event Center - Phase 2
    • Sq Ft: 10405
    • Completion Date: 12/31/2002
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Architect: NCA Architects
    • Location: Alamogordo, NM
  • NMSU/DACC - Gadsden Center
    • New LEED Gold project that consists of remodeling two existing computer labs to be remodeled into one and a 6,815 S.F. building addition to include three new computer labs, one health lab and associated spaces. All Utility work, site work, landscaping, and cistern tanks for rainwater collection. Project also consists of an expansion to a parking lot and includes site work, asphalt, asphalt painting and drainage system to a detention pond. This project was designed to be LEED Silver and thru excellent management between the owner, architect, and White Sands Construction it received LEED Gold.
    • Sq Ft: 6,815
    • Completion Date: 07/09/2010
    • Owner: New Mexico State University
    • Architect: Alley Associates
    • Location: Anthony, NM