Santa Fe Community College | Santa Fe, New Mexico
In 1984, our firm developed a long range master plan for this new Santa Fe campus. The planning process entailed evaluation and selection of a new site, development of future enrollment projections, programming of space and facility needs and development of a concept for the new campus.
In 1988, following the passage of a local bond issue and the approval of the Master Plan, the design of Phase I began. In designing the new campus, emphasis was placed on creating a structure that would blend harmoniously with Santa Fe’s architectural tradition, functionally accommodate the needs of the College, easily expand for future growth, and capture the expansive views of the site. This required the design team to work closely with the Board, staff, faculty, students and citizen groups through all phases of the project.
Phase I contained approximately 150,000 gross square feet and included administrative offices, student service, community service, student commons/dining area with complete food services, a bookstore, science labs, nursing labs, vocational labs, a learning resource center, communications studios, computer instruction facilities, culinary arts classrooms, general classrooms, student study areas, meeting rooms, faculty offices, and a centralized shipping/receiving facility. The scope of the project also encompassed the campus wide extension of utilities, road network, and a sewage treatment facility.