work conducted as
project manager for VHGA
in association with 
Fanning/Howey

 

 





 



                                    


RIO RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL Performing Arts Academy and Concert Hall
 (through DD)      Rio Rancho, NM
Design of Performing Arts Academy, one of six smaller "schools within schools" for the V. Sue Cleveland High School for Rio Rancho Public Schools.   Each academy is a self-contained wing or separate building which houses an academic discipline with administrative offices, guidance areas, restrooms, teacher planning centers, group areas with science and computer labs, practice rooms, and support spaces applicable to discipline.  Currently under construction, the new high school is 356,000 total sq. ft. for 2,350 students, and is budgeted at $58.7 million.   The school has been designed to meet LEED Silver, and takes advantage of geothermal ground source heating, sustainable materials, passive solar, optimized  orientation, and high performance envelope.; Drawings are fully developed Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Autodesk Architecture.