This preschool for blind and visually impaired children was designed to support student mobility, safety and independence through a multi-sensory design. Clusters of classrooms, common rooms, focus rooms and support spaces provide excellent lighting and acoustic control. Common rooms allow teachers to bring multiple classes together while the corridor is used for therapy, mobility training and wayfinding exercises. Efficient mechanical systems, controlled daylighting and low-VOC materials round out this unique project.
Owner: New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Design Firm: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
General Contractor: Gerald Martin G.C.
Engineer: D/P/S; Isaacson-Arfman Cons. Eng.; Bridgers & Paxton Cons. Eng.
Subcontractors: Atlas Electric Constr.; American Tradition Constr.; Five G’s Steel Erectors; Grant & Assoc. Mechanical; Glass-Rite; Chavez Concrete; Ultra Painting; All American Enterprises