The $24 million renovation of this 85,000 SF building reflects environmentally conscious planning, incorporates green infrastructure design, uses recycled materials for construction, and implements state-of-the-art sustainable technologies. The renovated Smith Brasher Hall is a LEED Gold Certified building with new classrooms, 10 computer labs, an improved auditorium, an enlarged business resource center, and staff spaces. To promote sustainability for the site and building, 22,000 tons of material were salvaged, recycled, and reused in the construction.
BHI provided the topographic survey and designed the site civil infrastructure, including an existing conditions drainage study, site grading and drainage, a drainage management plan, domestic waterline design, fire line design, sanitary sewer design, and LEED certification for the site drainage credits. The design team incorporated green infrastructure design features throughout the project, including LED lighting, smart digital control systems, water harvesting techniques, and a solar photovoltaic system. The building wells incorporated high-efficiency geothermal fields that reduce energy usage.
Awards and Recognitions: ACEC NM Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award, NAIOP NM Award of Excellence: Education Remodel, AGC-NM Best Building Award for Renovation, LEED Gold Certified