Submitted by Sites Southwest LLC

Outdoor learning environments and classrooms are a highlight at this Albuquerque school, focusing on four essential learning objectives including imagination and interaction. The landscape features a wildlife habitat and an archaeological digging area, with a classroom showcasing traditional Native American plants. Terraced playgrounds unify the school’s landscape with the surrounding mountains, while adjacent open land blends into the grounds to promote sustainability. Student interaction is encouraged through climbing areas and music gardens, and learners can choose to navigate challenge circuits or cultivate fruits and vegetables.

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Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools
Landscape Architect: Sites Southwest LLC
Architect: Van H Gilbert Architect
General Contractor: Westwind Landscape Construction Co.
Construction Manager: Flintco Constructive Solutions
Engineers: Bohannan Huston Inc;
Playground Contractor: Hansen and Prezzano Builders, LLC