Los Lunas High School | Los Lunas, New Mexico
When Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture was awarded this school replacement project in 2010, the Los Lunas High School campus suffered from multiple issues: building systems that were past their useful life, significant drainage problems, and decades of haphazard development that had left the sprawling campus with multiple buildings and a rambling layout that made student supervision very difficult.
Our design team has worked closely with the District to assess the existing school facilities and determine which facilities should remain and which needed to be replaced. The resulting design entailed partial demolition of the existing classroom wings and construction of a new single two-story building that will house four different learning communities, each focused on a particular career/educational theme. A center courtyard allows students to congregate outside while still maintaining a secure, well-supervised campus.
The complexity of demolition and construction on an active school campus required this project to be constructed over two phases from 2012 to 2015. When completed, approximately 160,000 SF will have been demolished, 27,000 SF of portables will be removed, and approximately 195,000 SF of new construction will be completed.
In early 2014, Phase I of the project awarded the Best Buildings 2014 Award in the “Projects $20 Million and Over” category by AGC New Mexico.