Nob Hill Early Childhood Center at Sierra Vista Primary
This new districtwide facility creates modern classrooms and playgrounds for multiple early childhood programs while simplifying vehicle circulation on a congested multi-school campus.
This project consolidated multiple programs into a single school serving preschool through 2nd grade to improve conditions and streamline administration. New classrooms for Head Start, Pre-K, Developmentally Delayed Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs, along with a new library, gymnasium, and administrative suites, were added to an operational 1st-2nd grade school.
Siting strategies were carefully studied to safely enable construction within the existing campus, work within challenging grading and soil conditions, and effectively separate high-volume traffic. The new addition creates a more prominent building entry and street presence, and partially encloses a new playground for the younger students. New classrooms have dedicated reading alcoves, built-in cubbies and child-height displays, and flexible activity zones. Renovations to the existing SVP campus included a new 1st-2nd grade playground, improved parent drop-off, new bus and parking lots, and improvements to the kitchen and selected classrooms. The large new addition is space-efficient and easy to maintain, while responding to Ruidoso's pitched roofs and wood accents and unifying the new construction with the existing school.