2018 NAIOP awards - Albuquerque Journal

2018 NAIOP awards

Mayor Richard Berry, left, is joined by City Councilors Trudy Jones and Isaac Benton before he signed legislation in 2017 to create the city’s Integrated Development Ordinance. At left is a stack of planning documents replaced by the new zoning rules. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)


NAIOP, a commercial real estate group, is giving a nod to the city’s years-long effort to revamp the zoning code and development plans. The package of documents known as ABC-Z includes the new Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan, the Integrated Development Ordinance and updates to the Development Process Manual. The award also goes to those who worked on the effort, including Councilors Trudy Jones and Isaac Benton and city planners, plus David Campbell, who recently became head of the Planning Department.


Paul Silverman

Paul Silverman, president of Geltmore LLC, has won this year’s Chuck Gara Community Leader Award.

The award was named for Chuck Gara, a real estate broker “who embodied the best of our industry and community – undeniable professionalism and deep commitment to our state,” said Lynne Andersen, president of NAIOP New Mexico.

Silverman is a longtime Albuquerque developer. Among his company’s work is the Imperial Building in downtown Albuquerque, a mixed-use project that includes 74 apartments and 23,285 square feet of retail space. The anchor is Silver Street Market, the first grocery store to locate downtown in over 55 years. Silverman also is known for his community involvement, including leadership positions with the city’s Air Quality Control Board; the Jewish Community Center executive committee; the Downtown Action Team, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, AED and other groups.



Owner: Central New Mexico Community College

General contractor: Bradbury Stamm Construction

Architect: FBT Architects

Engineers: Bohannan-Huston Inc., Bridgers & Paxton, Walla Engineering

Built in 1982 as a classroom building and auditorium, Smith Brasher Hall was redesigned to consolidate the School of Business with Information Technology programs. The building, which had outdated utilities and infrastructure, now has a geothermal well field for mechanical systems, LED lighting and control systems, water harvesting and solar panels. A LEED Gold designation is pending. The building also now supports state-of-the-art technologies and has common spaces and an “open-air market” for entrepreneurial activities.



Owner: Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

General contractor: Jaynes Corp.

Architect: Zehren and Associates

Engineers: Monroe & Newell, Russell Planning & Engineering, Beaudin-Ganze, Jaynes Structures

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley was designed and developed in “the style of the high alpine European mountain villages of the Alps,” according to the NAIOP submission. Design firm Zehren and Associates was retained by the ski valley to help plan redevelopment and renovation of key parcels within the resort’s core village zone. The hotel has 65 guest rooms, 15 suites and nine condominium units. Also featured are a restaurant that is configured around a kiva fireplace and a spa/wellness center that includes treatment rooms as well as a gym and yoga studio.



Owner: Farmington Municipal Schools

General contractor: Jaynes Corporation

Architect: FBT Architects: Art Tatum, design principal; Sanjay Engineer, principal in charge

Engineers: Bridgers & Paxton, High Mesa Consulting Group

The new 268,000-square-foot Farmington High School was built in multiple phases over three years at the existing campus while classes remained in session. The project included more than 60,000 square feet of renovated space and 18 acres of new infrastructure, parking and landscaping. The layout focuses on a central student commons that serves as the cafeteria and for assemblies, with two multistory classroom wings. The update to Farmington High’s 60-year-old campus was designed with safety principles so there is a single point-of-entry checkpoints and clear sight lines.



Owner: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

General contractor: HB Construction Inc.

Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Engineers: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, High Mesa Consulting, Bridgers and Paxton

The third and final phase of the Domenici Center includes simulation and assessment spaces for the Nursing and Pharmacy colleges and for the School of Medicine. It also includes a human anatomy lab, bookstore, fitness center, cafe, meeting spaces and a 300-seat auditorium. Teaching spaces are surrounded by gathering areas of various size to accommodate individuals and groups of students. “It is a hub of learning and gathering for UNM’s north campus,” according to the NAIOP submission. The entire Health Sciences Center project has been completed over the course of 17 years as an interdisciplinary medical education center.



Owner: City of Hobbs

General contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Architects: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Engineers: Pettigrew & Associates, JVA Consulting Engineers, The Ballard Group, Reese Engineering

The Hobbs Center of Recreational Excellence was born of a partnership that aims to expand the area’s identity “from an economic energy-based force to a business friendly and desirable community where people want to work and raise a family,” according to the project’s submission to NAIOP. Among the amenities are leisure and competition aquatics, indoor soccer, a multi-activity court gym, fitness center and jogging track. Collaborating on the center were the city of Hobbs, Hobbs Municipal Schools, New Mexico Junior College, University of the Southwest and Lea County. The center opened in June after a 21-month construction schedule.



Owner: City of Albuquerque

General contractor: Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc.

Architect: Don Dudley Design

Engineers: Bohannan Huston, Walla Engineering, Testado Engineering, The Response Group, Inc.

The 81-acre Albuquerque Regional Sports Complex on the city’s West Side is meant as a “destination project” to draw visitors and users from around the region. The initial phase is on about 32 acres and includes five full-size fields, with portable fencing to change the sizes. The building features an open second-floor viewing terrace that allows spectators to watch several games at once. The building is covered by a free-floating roof to protect patrons from the sun and inclement weather. On the south end of the terrace is a second-floor conference room for large meetings or community events.



Owner: Eunice Public Schools

General contractor: HB Construction

Architect: Wilson & Co. Inc.

Engineers: Wilson & Co. Inc.

The 88,000-square-foot Eunice Athletic Complex incudes a new track, athletic field and home grandstands. The stadium and concessions stands will serve football, soccer, track and field, band and other student activities. To welcome spectators, the entrance features a soaring canopy that is meant to be a symbolic abstraction of a cardinal head in honor of the Eunice mascot. The visitors’ grandstand includes a freestanding press box with supports in a triangulated form reminiscent of pump jacks – a nod to the community’s oil and gas history.



Owner: New Mexico Gas Co.

General contractor: Crossfire LLC

Engineers: Wilson & Co., SWCA; Kelly Field Services, BSN Santa Fe, ACME Environmental, Highway Supply

The Pilar Re-route Project involved construction and operation of a 7.2-mile pipeline from existing facilities near Rinconada in Rio Arriba County to a new valve just north of Pilar in Taos County. The line replaced the earlier Taos mainline, which was experiencing stress due to landslide deposits. The reroute required permits and approvals from a number of state and federal agencies – an effort that took more than three years. After seven months of construction, the project was wrapped up with a pipeline commissioning last March.



Owner: Palindrome Communities

General contractor: PacifiCap Construction

Architect: Design Plus LLC

Engineers: Testudo Engineering, The Response Group, Armstrong Group, Inc., Bohannan Huston, Inc.

The redevelopment of the old El Vado, built in 1937 as a 32-unit Route 66 motor court, preserved the historic buildings and created a mixed-use project consisting of a 22-room boutique motel, a pool, a new 3,050-square-foot event center, small retail and restaurant spaces, a local brewery tap room and an amphitheater. Well-known features like parapets, garage portals and blue steel windows were preserved while interior spaces were modified for contemporary uses. The old motel was in use until 2005, when operations ended and the buildings fell into a state of disrepair. It’s among the sites highlighted by the National Park Service as a historically significant example of the automobile tourism that sprouted along Route 66.



Owner: Presbyterian Healthcare Services

General contractor: Jaynes Corp.

Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Engineers: Bridgers and Paxton, Bohannan Huston, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Presbyterian’s new medical center on the south side of Santa Fe provides a wide range of services that cover outpatient care as well as outpatient and short-stay surgeries and procedures. The health system says it aims to reduce hospital stays through “advanced medical technology, evidence-based design and patient-centered care.” Inpatient services will include 30 adult progressive care beds, as well as six post-partum beds within a birthing unit. An open central lobby connects the inpatient services building to the outpatient and specialty services building, and a rooftop garden terrace provides a gathering area for patients and visitors.



Owner: Kenny Hinkes

General contractor: HB Construction Inc.

Architect: James C. Lewis Architects

Engineers: HB Construction Inc., Golden Lane & Associates, Mark Goodwin & Associates, ICE International Inc.

This four-story, 34-unit condominium project is at the heart of Nob Hill at Central and Carlisle. It features an Art Deco design style using geometric shapes and stylized sunrise patterns. Residential units offer 13 floor plan options ranging from 592 to 1,401 square feet, each with high ceilings and panoramic windows. The Carlisle’s recent completion was especially gratifying to owner Kenny Hinkes because of an arson fire in November 2016 that gutted the building as it was in the final stages of completion.



Owner: Jared and Laurie Tarbell

General contractor: AIC General Contractor

Architect: Studio GP LLC Architecture

The white Occidental Life building has been a feature of Downtown Albuquerque for 100 years, and it’s re-use by a local start-up company has retained its Venetian Gothic revival style. The inside, though, was gutted to make way for higher ceilings, large work areas and new glass-walled conference rooms. The idea was for occupant RS21 to have a space where it could showcase its work to clients and provide a creative workspace for employees. The entrance to the space doubles as a reception area and projector screen wall that displays RS21’s current designs and works.



Owner: Chris Senutovich

Developer: Coe and Peterson

Architect: Mullen Heller Architecture

Desert Valley Brewing Co. chose the former Quarters barbecue restaurant near Ellison and N.M. 528 as the place to kick-starts it first taproom and restaurant concept. Although there is much traffic at the West Side location, the front entry was stepped back from N.M. 528 and the back side was cluttered with Dumpsters, old garage doors and electrical equipment. The renovation reintroduced the back side of the property as a prime main entrance, with a new entry tower and a large patio. The brewing company now boasts a 3,800-square-foot restaurant and a taproom.



Owner: Indian Pueblos Marketing Inc.

General contractor: Klinger Constructors, LLC

Architect: Studio Southwest Architects & NCA

Engineers: Mark Goodwin, Chaves Grieves, Mechanical Concepts, Allied Engineering

The two buildings at Avanyu Plaza bring to completion the first phase of development at the old Albuquerque Indian School site. Both buildings are a collaborative effort owned by the 19 pueblos of New Mexico and “demonstrate an ongoing commitment to developing the 40-acre site on 12th and Menaul, an up-and-coming neighborhood across the street from the popular Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,” according to the NAIOP submission. One 6,000-square-foot building is occupied by Laguna Burger, and the second 2,100-square-foot stand-alone building houses a red-canopied Domino’s pizza.

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