ON THE BOARDS - CNM/APS Joint Use Facility
CNM/APS

This project is a joint venture between Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in which both APS and CNM plan to bring three distinct educational entities to one facility. Two APS High Schools, the College and Career High School and the Native American Community Academy will share the facility with CNM’s School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences in order to create a complex network of challenges and opportunities and celebrate a coming together of different people from varying pedagogical philosophies and developmental stages of life.

The mission of this collaborative facility was an inherently challenging design problem, and necessitated close collaboration with the various end users to achieve a plan that balanced the goals of each organization independently, while maximizing potential use of the site for collaboration and community. The response is an efficient four story block, carved by a series of terraces and composed of a diversity of materials of varying porosities, allowing for a profusion of complex relationships between indoor and outdoor space. The northern plaza provides a nexus for campus activities and infuses the site with green space.



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aluminum fins from southwest | CNM logo



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aluminum fins from southeast | APS logo



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overall view of building plaza



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overall view from northwest



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site plan



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program by school



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east exit stairs



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student commons



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student commons



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multi-purpose space



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collaboration terrace



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southwest perspective at night