SIP Christian Middle School Zuni NM
Location: Zuni, NM
|Manufacturer:||Premier Building Systems|
|Design Professional:||Hibbard Architecture-Planning|
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Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards
BEA: 2013 Honorable Mention Commercial / Industrial / Institutional Over 10,000 sq. ft.
New Mexico’s high-elevation desert climate with its extreme temperature swings throughout the day and across the seasons makes it essential to have a tight building shell to achieve energy efficiency,” says architect Larry Hibbard. “It was an important criteria of the school’s building committee to minimize energy costs, use resources responsibly, conserve water, and remain true to the Zuni Indians’ pueblo design and environmental values, while still staying within a limited budget. The structural insulated panels combined with the steel frame construction provide a creative way to meet these goals. In addition, the system is not weather dependent and can be erected and enclosed in a minimal amount of time."