The Health Education Building, Phase 3 is the final phase to the University of New Mexico Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education. The project has completed design and is currently finishing construction.
The classroom building will contain a pharmacy care lab, computer testing center, problem-based learning classrooms, active-learning and general classrooms, physical and occupational therapy classrooms, as well as sitting and gathering spaces placed to take advantage of the great views of the Sandia Mountains.
Natural light will flood the building and include an innovative auto darkening glazing technology to control the degree of transparency.
The new building and addition totals over 63,000sf within three stories and is designed to achieve, at minimum, LEED Silver certification. The design will add a welcoming fa√ßade to the complex and provide a gateway into the center. Active movement is encouraged within the layout and design, utilizing exposed staircases centrally located within the circulation and gathering zone along with a bridge to the phase one building, providing access to a forthcoming fitness center. Natural light will flood the building and include an innovative auto darkening glazing technology to control the degree of transparency.
To tie the addition to the existing complex and form a sense of unity and cohesion, the building’s exterior uses similar materials as the previous two phases.