CENTENNIAL ENGINEERING CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, New Mexico

SANTO DOMINGO ELEMENTARY
& MIDDLE SCHOOL

Santo Domingo, New Mexico

MESA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Las Cruces, New Mexico

V. SUE CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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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.

VHGA maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality, for which the firm has earned national acclaim, numerous awards and citations for excellence.

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Recent News


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...

9th Grade Academy at Rio Grande High School

One of the most challenging times in a young student’s life can be the big leap from middle school to high school. The new Rio Grande High School Ninth Grade Academy is designed to ease that transition for all ninth graders in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) by...

Santo Domingo Elementary and Middle School

Multiple stakeholders, including the Kewa Tribal Council, the Pueblo Governor, the building committee, families of students, and faculty and representatives of the Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS) joined together to plan the new Santo Domingo Elementary and Middle...