Cloudcroft High School | Cloudcroft, New Mexico
As a hodgepodge of structures consisting primarily of 35 to 60 year old buildings and portables, Cloudcroft High School desperately needed an upgrade to bring it into the twenty-first century. The “new” high school needed to be constructed within the limited confines of the existing site, while the school remained fully operational.
Greer Stafford worked with the school district to devise an intricate, multi-phased plan that resulted in the demolition of approximately
20,000 GSF of outdated facilities, the construction of 48,000 GSF of new facilities, and the renovation of 31,000 GSF of existing facilities over the course of a five year period.
As with many of our firm’s other school replacement projects, students were moved into new facilities as they were completed; then vacated buildings were demolished and replaced with new construction. The most disruptive work was scheduled to coincide with summer vacations. Meticulous planning and schedule control facilitated uninterrupted instruction on campus.
The final design incorporates the materials, form and character of the local mountain community.