RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL

9TH GRADE ACADEMY

Rio Grande High School
Ninth Grade Academy

Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM

The 9th Grade Academy is designed to support collaborative teaching. Technology, both wired and wireless, supports the curriculum and is flexible to adapt for future systems. Movable classroom furniture supports unlimited teaching configurations and the school’s 3-story module allows the school to expand or contract in response to enrollment fluctuations. Natural light is introduced through windows, clerestories, and skylights all with controlled distribution, ventilation, green materials, etc. all add to the exceptional environmental quality.

92,165

Total Square Feet

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEED

Gold Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contractor

HB Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Conserving Design Elements include:

  • orienting the school on an east-west axis
  • maximize natural daylight
  • efficient, super insulated, building envelope
  • building shape buffers wind and blowing dirt
  • solar collector system for hot water
  • high performance mechanical system
  • reflective roof system
  • increased insulation per ASHARE 90.1 standards
  • high performance. Low-E glazing
  • sunshades and light shelves.
  • low flow plumbing