Learning is enhanced by design.

Design is enhanced by positive

human interaction.

APS Volcano Vista High School

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Volcano Vista High School was one of APS’ first new high school projects in nearly 20 years representing the District’s goal to improve student learning through facility design and improved teaching practices. As a collaborative effort with TSK Architects, the design reflects the organizational concept of small learning communities with individual academies and major program functions treated as separate wings along a central spine. This also allows each spur to have maximum daylighting and views. The school was designed and built to meet a promised deadline one year earlier than planned, accomplished through effective phasing and coordination.

Awards

  • NAIOP Awards of Excellence, Eagle Award, Education Category, 2010
  • Associated General Contractors, Best Building Award for Projects over $20M, 2009
  • Associated General Contractors, Grand Prize for Best of Show, 2009
  • Southwest Contractor, Top Projects of the Southwest, 2009

429,000

square feet of finished space

600

seat Performing Arts Center

50

acre site

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