Bernalillo High School Honored in ENR Southwest Best Projects

Bernalillo High School, ENR Southwest Award of Merit

ENR Southwest announced their Best Projects awards, honoring Bernalillo High School with an award of merit in the K-12 Education category.

Bernalillo High School's multi-phase campus renovation replaced the majority of the school's existing facilities with new state-of-the-art classrooms, a robust Career Technical Education program, and a grand canopy entrance that creates a strong, modern identity for the "Bernalillo Spartans".

Because the campus remained occupied throughout construction, the renovation and addition occurred in three phases. The process began with a master plan that carefully addressed phasing of new construction, demolition, and renovation, as well as improved vehicular circulation and plans for future expansion.

During construction, the general contractor implemented a Total Robotic Station, regular drone flyovers, and other on-site technology. Access to technology in the field helped reduce errors and improved coordination on the complex project, which required 35 subcontractors on site.

Bernalillo High School

The resulting campus offers a new Academic Classroom building and Career Technical Education (CTE) building, which are oriented around a large student courtyard. Among its successes, the new design promotes school pride, provides high-tech classrooms where students have access to laptops and Wi-Fi, and introduces a variety of CTE programs to promote career exploration.

Award: ENR Southwest Award of Merit, K-12 Education
Bernalillo, NM
Owner: Bernalillo Public Schools
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
General Contractor: HB Construction
Photo Credits: Kirk Gittings and Travis Lewis