Highland High School Title IX Gymnasium Upgrades

Albuquerque, New Mexico

In collaboration with Highland High School, Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design + Construction, and Albuquerque Public Schools Capital Master Plan, SMPC created a master plan for the re-development of the Highland High School campus. The plan aims to centralize programs and facilities to the main campus, respecting the historic elements of the iconic buildings while creating a 21st Century urban campus.

The design team identified necessary renovations, additions, and construction sequencing. With the intent to consolidate the campus and update the facilities, SMPC developed a plan for this multi-phased effort which was approved by the APS Board in November of 2015.

The first phase of this re-development plan, the Title IX Gymnasium Upgrade initially focused on limited interior remodel projects to address Title IX deficiencies. During the programing phase it was determined that the 1940’s building, with patchwork renovations and additions dating back to the 60’s needed a more thorough treatment to fix major infrastructure and building problems. The scope of the project was expanded to transform the entire building and make it a modern athletic facility that suited the district and the needs of community and its students.

Future phases of construction identified in the multi-phased campus re-development includes a new classroom building complex and performing arts center.

Photography credit: mattophoto architectural photography

“SMPC engaged all stakeholders equitably to ensure their voices were heard, while always supporting the opportunity for programmatic excellence encompassed within the physical structures of Highland High School. They were a phenomenal team to work with!”

– Marco Harris, Principal, Highland High School

Project Info

Campus Master Plan

Historic Building Renovation

High School Gymnasium – Upgraded for Title IX and ADA compliance

Hazardous Materials Remediation