V. Sue Cleveland High School
WINNER OF THE 2010 NAIOP NEW MEXICO AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD OF MERIT FOR AN EDUCATIONAL/HIGH SCHOOL
2010 ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS NEW MEXICO BEST BUILDING AWARD FOR A CMAR PROJECT
ENR SOUTHWEST BEST OF 2011 AWARD FOR BEST CULTURAL/WORSHIP PROJECT FOR THE FINE ARTS CENTER AND ORCHESTRA HALL
Cleveland consists six learning academies on a campus that is over one square mile in size and 432,781 square feet. The learning academies and the library, student center, lecture hall, specialty resource studio labs, core administration, food service, athletics/physical fitness, and center for performing arts are all linked through a secure outdoor “Main Street Plaza.”
From the academic spaces to the performing arts center and athletic facilities, it is evident that the community had a distinct vision for the project. The performing arts center features a 1,120-seat auditorium, 4,000 square foot stage, orchestra pit, forty foot fly tower, fixed and motorized directional acoustic panels, catwalks, motorized cable hoisted light bridges, specialized lighting and audio visual system. To support the program, drama classrooms, dance and music rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, storage, and a shop are included.
The many fields and large indoor split level PE facility provide for the Storm athletic programs. The outdoor track and football stadium includes home and visitor grandstands with seating for 6,000 spectators and a 400-meter running track. The two field houses contain weight rooms, locker rooms, concession stand, and equipment storage to provide for the programs.
This school was designed under LEED Gold Certification principles and has sustainable elements that include ground-source heat pumps, extensive natural lighting, low maintenance materials, and heat-reflecting roof materials.
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