Award of Merit, K-12 Education: nex+Gen Academy - Albuquerque Public Schools

Photo by Kirk Gittings
nex+Gen Academy - Albuquerque Public Schools

This LEED-Silver, 46,894-sq-ft autonomous school-within-a-school follows an educational philosophy that combines small school principles and collaborative, project-based learning with an emphasis on technology. The building facade presents elements of solid masses that are a result of folded wall planes. These are further juxtaposed with transparent glass elements in the form of storefront windows, providing a professional atmosphere that imitates the modern workplace yet has references to conventional school design. Technology skills are incorporated into every lesson, preparing students for college and careers.

Submitted by: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Key Players

Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, N.M.

Contractor: AIC General Contractor Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.

Lead Design/Structural Engineer: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Albuquerque, N.M.

Civil Engineer: High Mesa Consulting Group, Albuquerque, N.M.

MEP Engineer: Bridgers & Paxton, Albuquerque, N.M.

Submitted by: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

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