Joint Venture Completes More Work in New Mexico
LAS CRUCES, NM Sundt's success in New Mexico continues with the conclusion of the first phase of work on the 60-year-old Las Cruces High School campus. The project is a joint venture with Wooten Construction.
The $36 million project includes new parking lots and athletics fields, as well as 156,000 square feet of structural additions anchored by a two-story classroom building, administration areas, a media center, a performing arts laboratory, and a pedestrian bridge built over one of the city's busiest streets. Wooten|Sundt worked with architects Alley & Associates and ASA Architects to complete the additions.
The team completed the project four months early, allowing staff and students to start the school year on the new campus.
"Our team's extensive experience in education construction played a significant role in completing this project ahead of schedule and within budget," said Sundt Project Director Kelly Pettigrew. "The new campus additions will not only help improve student flow between classes but will provide a safer environment for one of the state's most populated high schools."
More than 76 percent of the total contract value was awarded to local subcontractors, including Wooten Construction. Sundt provided mentoring and jobsite tours for aspiring engineers and architects attending classes at local high schools, DoÃ±a Ana Community College, and New Mexico State University.
Sundt's history in New Mexico stretches to when the company was established in 1890. Since then, it has had consistent work in the state, including part of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, Fort Bliss Multipurpose Machine Gun Range in DoÃ±a Ana, Union Pacific Rail Yard in Santa Teresa, Agua Pura Dam outside of Las Vegas, and the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.