K-12 Education

Rio Grande High School
Ninth Grade Academy
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Higher Education

New Mexico Tech
Geology Department
Socorro, New Mexico

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Higher Education

University of New Mexico
Centennial Engineering Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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K-12 Education

Mesa Middle School
Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Higher Education

Eastern New Mexico University
Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building
Portales, New Mexico

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K-12 Education

V. Sue Cleveland High School
Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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K-12 Education

Santa Fe Indian School
Wellness Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Commercial

Mack Energy Corporate Office
Artesia, New Mexico

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Higher Education

University of New Mexico
Science & Math Learning Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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K-12 Education

Crownpoint Elementary School
Crownpoint, New Mexico

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Recent News


Construction Underway for UNM’s PAIS

Construction on the Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) Center at the University of New Mexico is officially underway. Albuquerque-based VHGArchitects (VHGA) and EYP Architecture & Engineering of Boston teamed up to design the $53 million PAIS Center.

North American River Otter Exhibit

Crews are busy putting together the final touches for the new North American River Otter Exhibit at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. The VHGA-designed habitat will be the new home to two North American river otters, Mayhem and Chas, who came to Albuquerque from Louisiana and...

Lincoln Middle School Gym Groundbreaking

With shovels in hand and hard hats atop their heads, district leaders, school staff, students and others tossed small amounts of soil Jan. 16 to symbolize groundbreaking for the new gymnasium at Lincoln Middle School in Rio Rancho. In opening remarks before the...

About Us


VHGArchitects (VHGA) is a firm of accomplished architects, designers and supporting staff. Over its 41-year history, VHGA has established a reputation as a leading design firm in the region with much experience in commercial, academic, cultural and zoological projects. The firm leverages talent, knowledge and devotion to design contemporary structures that preserve local heritage and inspire sustainability, while creating a broad portfolio of projects that enrich our diverse communities.

Ranked as a top educational design firm in New Mexico by Engineering News-Record Southwest, many projects designed by VHGA have achieved LEED certification as well as recognition from the federal Energy Star program. With over 40 years of experience planning educational and community-focused facilities, VHGA has gained notoriety for delivering reliable services and creating structures that are innovative, simple in concept, efficient in operations, energy conserving, and completed on budget and on schedule. Additionally, the firm incorporates a strong emphasis on communication, exceeding expectations and cultivating a cooperative work relationship between owner, contractor and team members to achieve excellence.