Monte Vista (Peachtree) Elementary School, Las Cruces, NM
The new 75,000-SF elementary school was built to support the growing school age population of Las Cruces. The new building was constructed with 4 classroom wings all-extending north off the central services area, which includes administration offices, gymnasium and cafeteria. Each of the classroom wings has eight large classrooms with a central bathroom allowing for a self-contained secure wing for each grade level with one secured access point at each end of the wing. Construction of the building was steel frames in the classroom and administrative areas and load-bearing concrete masonry in the gymnasium and cafeteria. The estimated construction cost $14 million and the actual bid cost $11.7 million. Architect: Williams Design Group, Las Cruces, NM.
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Chaves County Administration Building, Roswell, NM
Smith provided civil and structural engineering design services for the new 80,000 square foot administration center for Chaves County. The structural design incorporated a split faced concrete masonry unit (CMU) and exterior bearing walls in conjunction with an interior steel frame to support steel bar joists and a metal deck. The central rotunda is 44 feet in diameter, rising 44 feet above the floor. At the top of the rotunda is an aluminum framed glass dome.
Roswell Museum and Arts Center, Roswell, NM
Completed in the spring of 2009, Smith Engineering provided structural and civil design for the Roswell Museum and Arts Center. The project included the remodeling of a courtyard and the design of an exhibit support. To improve and expand the courtyard Smith provided drainage design and site work, allowing the museums outdoor space to tie in to Main Street in downtown Roswell. The new courtyard not only increased visibility and walk ability but also included a new sculpture and display areas. Smith also designed a 12-foot high concrete support for the Robert H. Goddard rocket exhibit.
UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, NM
Smith Engineering provided structural and civil design services for the UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM. The structural design includes insulated concrete forms with a steel joist and beam roof structure for the first phase of the project, which is 10,000sf single story building. The second phase will be 17,700sf addition. The civil work will include utilities and site work.
SouthWest Bank, 98th and Quaker, Lubbock, TX
With their 5th location, SouthWest decided to construct a new flagship branch building, their first in the Lubbock market. Greeting customers is a grand 2-story atrium space with a barrel vault roof. Off both the left and right of the atrium are banker's offices with a unique mansard roof system. The facility is complete with everything expected in a flagship branch office, a properly secured vault, a 4 lane covered drive though, easily accessible walk up teller desks and lender desks and all enclosed with a state of the art security system. Construction of the building was steel roof joists and beams on steel columns, bearing on concrete spread footings with a steel braced frame lateral system. Architect: Walter Pate and Associates, Midland, TX.
Me-Tex Oil & Gas, Inc. Corporate Headquarters Building, Hobbs, NM
New 1 story, 6,500 SF office building built to serve as the Me-Tex Oil & Gas, Inc's new corporate headquarters. Greeting visitors at the main entrance will be a covered wrap around porch with exposed rough sawn timber framed roof. Floor to ceiling windows and doors continue the inviting entrance into the front lobby. Adjacent to the lobby is the main conference room with two story windows and an exterior stone facade. Throughout both the public space in the front lobby and conference room as well as the private offices and library in the remaining of the building is a ceiling of gypsum board and rough sawn lumber ceilings, bringing the outdoor feel of the front porch area to the interior spaces of the building. Construction of the building was wood roof trusses on load bearing wood stud walls and concrete spread footings. Architect: Greer Stafford, Albuquerque, NM.
La Clinica De Familia, Dental Clinic, Chaparral, NM
Continuing its objective of serving the underserved communities of southern New Mexico, LCDF is transferring services from it's temporary clinic in a county owned facility to this new 1 story, 2,400 SF building for a permanent foothold in the Chaparral community. Construction of the building was wood roof trusses on load bearing wood stud walls and concrete spread footings. Architect: Steve Newby Architects, Las Cruces, NM.
New Freshman Academy and Alternate High School, Hobbs, NM
The new $20 million, 119,000-SF educational building included classrooms, a gym, locker rooms, computer labs, a film studio, a technology lab, and a kitchen to serve meals out of for the entire Hobbs school district. The new kitchen area was built over a crawl space to allow for easy access to kitchen equipment plumbing with a composite concrete floor slab over composite steel beams bearing on a perimeter concrete block wall. Adjacent to the kitchen is the cafeteria, which is complete with two story windows to the north and south and enclosed with 95' long bowstring roof trusses. At the opposite end of the new building is a new gym with a second floor observation platform constructed with a composite concrete slab over composite steel beams on a perimeter concrete block wall. Enclosing the gym are 120-foot long bowstring roof trusses. Between the gym and cafeteria are the classrooms, built around a central courtyard with shade structures intended for outdoor classroom instruction. Architect: Greer Stafford, Albuquerque, NM.
New Auditorium, Stanton, TX
Smith provided the structural design for a new 12,000-SF stand alone auditorium to serve the entire Stanton school district enclosed with two 100' span girder trusses on load-bearing concrete masonry over spread footings and concrete slab-on-grade. The roof was fireproofed and noise controlled with 4" light-weight cementitious fill on the metal roof deck. The stadium seating was built on light gauge pony walls topped with concrete slabs. Architect: BGR Architects, Lubbock, TX.