We’re excited to announce that two of FBT’s projects won Eagle Awards of Excellence from NAIOP this year: CNM Smith Brasher Hall for an education renovation and Farmington High School in the education category. NAIOP NM, New Mexico’s Commercial Real Estate Development Association, honors buildings that stand out based on their market appeal and design, challenges overcome, and the overall community benefits, financial success and owner satisfaction.
Awards were given in multiple categories including the Chairman’s Award recognizing the years-long effort to update the city’s zoning code and development plans, Community Leadership and Eagle and Merit Awards for individual projects in education, hospitality, civic, infrastructure and other categories. FBT Architect’s President, Art Tatum, was recognized for his outstanding service as the 2018 NAIOP Chairman.
Learn about all the award-winning projects in the Albuquerque Journal article.
CNM Smith Brasher
The vision for Smith Brasher was to revitalize a 35+ year-old building to meet the changing needs of its users. CNM wanted to update the space to accommodate learning, teaching and student interaction, while creating a space that fostered entrepreneurship, social and intellectual exchange and a range of community activities. In response, the design included a redevelopment of the auditorium, flexible meeting rooms and public gathering spaces. A new plaza and open-air market area activates the street and invites in the community.
Farmington High School
The new Farmington High brings a contemporary expression to a 60+ year old campus with new educational and athletic facilities, and eighteen acres of new infrastructure, parking, and landscaping. Students and visitors are greeted by a welcoming and secure main entrance. The new layout is focused on a central student commons that serves cafeteria and assembly functions as well as a place for students to collaborate and share ideas. An outdoor courtyard provides natural light to learning spaces while limiting outside access to the campus. The school was built in multiple phases over four years at the existing high school campus while school remained in session.