Rio Rancho Mid-High School | Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Greer Stafford served as the Design Architect for this new school, which provided much needed space for the 8th and 9th grade students in the fast-growing community of Rio Rancho.
In order to expedite construction, the District elected to use a Design-Build delivery method. Our Design-Build team included Bradbury-Stamm Construction and John Friedman as the “Architect of Record”.
Four buildings provide 226,000 square feet of space. Each grade has its own dedicated building containing classrooms, labs, and faculty offices. Centered between the two classroom buildings, the Commons building houses the library/media center, administrative offices, Student Commons, and cafeteria. A fourth building houses the gymnasium, locker rooms, and music classrooms.
The combination one and two-story structures were terraced into the existing hillside, reducing the need for extensive and expensive regrading of the site, while taking advantage of the magnificent views.