Sue Cleveland High School|
Architect Of Record
Van H. Gilbert Architect PC
2428 Baylor Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Fanning Howey Associates, Inc.
540 East Market Street, Celina, OH 45822
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Date Bid: Apr 2007 Construction Period: July 2007 to July
Total Square Feet: 410,848 Site: 140 acres
Number of Buildings: 11; 116 classrooms; seating capacity, 2,350
students; Auditorium seating capacity, 1,103; Gymnasium seating
LEED® Silver Pending
Building Size: Basement, 82,938; first floor, 201,803; second
floor, 70,685; third floor, 55,422; total, 410,848 square feet.
Building Height: Floor to floor, 16’; total, 45’, 59’6” to
Basic Construction Type: Multi-wythe CMU/CMU veneer with EIFS on
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, EIFS. Roof:
Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete, metal deck. Interior Walls:
CMU, metal stud drywall.
KBTU/SF/yr: 18,441.8 BTU/SF/Yr or 18.441kBTU/Yr.
Structural Engineer: Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. -
4700 Lincoln Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
General Contractor: Jaynes Corporation - 2906 Broadway NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting
Engineers, Inc. - 4600-C Montgomery Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
As the initial building constructed in the City of Rio Rancho's, "Paseo
Gateway," V. Sue Cleveland High School is especially suitable as it sets
a high standard for the envisioned civic and commercial development
planned for the area. Rio Rancho describes itself as a "City of Vision"
and the school is the community-based embodiment of that Vision.
The 410,000-square-foot high school was designed to support
collaborative teaching and learning, and to meet community generated
educational goals; technologically rich, flexible, accessible,
personalized, and secure. The school is organized into grade-level,
learning "academies" that are defined by light filled classrooms and
shared laboratories. School technology includes wireless networks,
interactive white boards, overhead projectors, and audio systems.
The school campus is comprised of classrooms, laboratories,
administrative offices, a media center, food service facilities, a
technology resource center, playing fields, and parking. The campus
buildings are connected by the "Main Street Plaza," an exterior commons
area. A Fine Arts Complex is anchored by a 1,000-seat performance hall
and includes a state-of-the-art theatre systems package, a black box
theater, and digital animation and production studios.
The school's extensive Athletic Complex includes fields for a wide range
of sports, tennis courts, basketball courts, a 400-meter, eight-lane,
rubber running track, and a full track for interscholastic competition.
Other athletic facilities include a field house adjacent to the
artificial turf football field and spectator seating and a second field
house for soccer and baseball. Public restrooms, concessions, and
athletic equipment storage are also provided.
Anticipating LEED® Silver, V. Sue Cleveland features a number of
sustainable design elements. The school's heating and cooling system is
supported by 640 geothermal wells set 305 feet below the parking lots.
Large, high-performance windows provide natural daylight to the
laboratories, classrooms, gymnasium, and library. The abundant natural
light streaming in gives the interior a sense of openness and
transparency. Interior glazing allows daylight to reach throughout the
entire building reducing the demand for artificial light during the day.
Students of the school's Environmental Studies Program were trained to
carry out measurements to verify daylighting in core learning spaces,
assisting in the LEED® certification process.
Rainwater from roof surfaces is conveyed by gravity flow to the playing
fields. The playing fields benefit as the water percolates and filters
storm water which would otherwise have to be detained, treated and
released. In this way, the design provides playing surfaces for students
while at the same time doing its part to replenish important
subterranean water aquifers.
The energy efficient efforts integrated into the facilities and campus
are projected to save the school 2.27 million kilowatt hours of energy
in just the first year of occupancy. The school received a PNM Energy
Efficiency Rebate of $102,401 for energy savings in the school's first
year of operations.
The school's design and quality of construction adds value to the
surrounding undeveloped property. As an instant source of pride, the
school functions as a symbol of a bright future for Rio Rancho's effort
to establish a New City Center.
Building Envelope: Lafarge
Paint: Sherwin Williams
Membrane Roofing: Firestone
Flooring: Mannington Commercial, Robbins Sports Surfaces, Mondo,
Collins & Aikman
Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Tubelite
Elevators: Thyssen Krupp