Award of Merit, Higher Education: Central New Mexico Community College Student Resource Center 

Photo by Patrick Coulie
Central New Mexico Community College Student Resource Center

Designed for LEED-Silver certification, the resource center serves a student population of more than 27,000 at the state's second-largest educational institution. The multi-functional hub includes the main campus library, classrooms and a data center. Construction involved extensive data and electrical cabling, a raised floor system and a cabling vault. Located in the center of campus, the building was designed as a signature piece of architecture, with a grand outdoor lobby gathering space. The building's darker brick pays homage to the existing buildings on campus, while the white masonry is intended to influence future development at the college.

Submitted by: AECOM

Key Players

Owner: Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, N.M.

Contractor: Gerald A. Martin Ltd., Albuquerque

Lead Design: AECOM, Phoenix

Civil Engineer: Wilson & Co., Albuquerque, N.M.

Structural Engineer: PK Associates LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.

MEP Engineer: Energy System Designs Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.

Landscape Architect: Sites Southwest, Albuquerque, N.M.

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