Roswell, NM. The plans and planning are coming together to a very refreshed Del Norte Elementary School. The school boasts new circulation, new entry, a new identity. McCLAIN+YU with SMPC are meeting with the community and excited to facilitate the opportunity to bring this new school and campus layout to Roswell. Stay tuned.
Roswell, NM. FIGHTING COYOTES can soon boast of expansive athletic fields campus at Roswell High School. This will be an epicenter for football, soccer, tennis, baseball, field and track, band, festival events. New accessible routes, parking and circulation will be implemented to facilitate concurrent events. Get ready for Friday Night Lights!
In an effort to help build knowledge across Albuquerque's professional groups, McClain+Yu supports and are excited to take students and others on visit of our construction sites. Smith Plaza on the campus of the UNM is taking shape and the brick paver work is beautiful. In the works of Louis Kahn, "You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.'"
Even the humble brick expresses an ability to be extraordinary. The brick paver work in Smith Plaza is an occasion to celebrate the BRICK!
The University pool is a critical addition to campus living and the community at large. We are excited for Portales to be able to re-utilize the campus pool in its full capacity! Hope to take a dip the next time we are down there!
It's always exciting to see the signs go up and new projects to commence. We are pleased in Soccorro another McCLAIN+YU sign goes up for a project.
Socorro, New Mexico. The New Data Center is a state of the art facility to meet the demands of student driven needs for big data usage during the class day schedules, faculty necessities for securitizing research data, and the daily use of the NMTech community on a daily basis. We are excited to be part of this new addition to a campus with strong architectural and planning traditions!
Since January, the design team for the University of New Mexico's Smith Plaza Renovation, collaboration between McClain + Yu, MRWM, and SurfaceDesign, has been hard at work gathering input from the university community for this re-imagined "living room" of campus . This input informed the team's initial design, and we were excited to recently present the team's work to the community over three days and gather feedback. The responses have been outstanding and the team is looking forward to progressing the design.
Find out more in a recent article at the Albuquerque Business Journal
McCLAIN+YU and mPOWER have collaborated on several design explorations since 2012. They are now awarded the AIA UPJOHN research award to create a demonstration project utilizing the DRAGON SCALEs (TM).
Kristina H. Yu as PI, of University of New Mexico and McCLAIN+YU Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2016/2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Award. She is working with a highly skilled team from McCLAIN+YU and mPOWER. This collaboration stems back to design research projects to 2012. They will utilize the DRAGON SCALEs (TM) to create a demonstration project for interior building and cladding systems.
McCLAIN+YU in collaboration with artists, Michael Lopez, Andrea Polli, and the Bernalillo County Public Arts Project Commission are designing the mobile Tactical Art Platform (TAP). TAP can be utilized as place for theater, place for the directing of public performance below, place for display. The team is excited to see how the public will use the TAP to create inventive, innovative events.
A vibrant and energetic crowd of from the Young Architects Forum takes part in a #hardhattour of McClain + Yu's Green Jeans Farmery. The issues raised by the group spoke of their interests to see new and innovative building types created in the city of Albuquerque. They had great questions about site conditions and construction challenges.
Everyone can attest to the REVIT capacity to provide powerful coordination, however, for the modest-sized office, REVIT allows us to power-boost our personal capability to create, coordinate, collaborate to new heights. Here is Raimund to tell us more...
Working with collegiate athletes and ENMU is an exciting opportunity to enhance not only campus buildings but participate in campus culture. Our team is just as excited as the Greyhound team to see earth being moved, place being made for the future home of the NEW ENMU STADIUM. We can't wait for the tailgating parties, but until then here is an animation preview.
On Nov. 16-18, 2011, Trespa hosted the Cutting-Edge Campuses program at its Design Centre in lower Manhattan, bringing together leading architects responsible for shaping the landscape of colleges and universities across the United States, to explore ideas regarding 21st century planning, design and programming.
Architects welcomed a three-hour roundtable on Nov. 17 as an opportunity to share ideas. Raimund McClain was invited as a panelist and named an "Architect to Watch" by SchoolConstruction News.