Monday, December 21, 2009

Work in Progress or Under Contract

Aquinas Newman Center University Parish (UNM)
Church of the Incarnation
UNM Art Museum
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande
Church of the Good Shepherd
UNM Castetter Hall
St. Michaels and All Angels
UNMH Cardio Cath Lab
UNMH Mental Health Facilities
UNM Novitski Hall
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
KAFB Building 955 Simulator

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 NAIOP Religious Facility of the Year Merit Award

Destiny Center – A Church With Personality

Dorman & Breen Architects and Britton Constructions philosophy for the design of this church was to make the facility an extension of the personality of the ministry. We looked at making the building a tool for the ministry that supports the church and its activities. With the new Destiny Center in Rio Rancho, NM, we feel our team got it right.

Destiny Center is a very non-traditional church featuring contemporary services. And one of best things about the project was the desire for a non-conventional approach. The result is very contemporary building that is fun looking with lots of interesting shapes and angles. We intentionally wanted to make the statement that this is not a traditional church.

“Everything is fabulous. We couldn’t be happier with design and quality of construction”, said The Rev. Jerome Wade, Destiny Center’s Pastor.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Castetter Hall South Addition

Phase I of the Castetter Hall south addition marks the first building on the UNM campus to become LEED® certified. Castetter achieved gold-level certification, with the building’s sustainable architecture as one of its primary goals.

The 15,867 s.f. addition will consume 31.5% less energy overall than traditional buildings on campus. Considerable care was given to the south-facing addition to maximize the amount and quality of natural light thereby reducing the need for artificial light. In order to control the increased solar gain, high performance glazing and solar shades were designed to reduce air conditioning loads. Natural light, expansive windows with views to the outside, and operable windows enhance environmental quality.