Red steel spires loom over the North Mesa horizon, signaling visible proof that the middle school construction project has gone vertical. Going vertical marks an important shift in the steps towards completion of the project. Courtesy/LAPS
As the Los Alamos Middle School building rises, so does the excitement for students and staff as they watch construction of their new school.
Middle School principal, Rex Kilburn, smiles proudly as he sees red steel beams jutting skyward outside his office window.
Middle School students and staff talk excitedly in anticipation for the arrival of their beautiful and functional middle school being built by McCarthy Construction.
In what seems to be a growing trend of design awards, community members would be interested in knowing that Dekker, Perich and Sabatini (architect) won recognition in May 2012 for the middle school design that was Energy Star compliant.
This design recognition will qualify the middle school to receive an Energy Star Compliant award one year after construction is completed.
The Energy Star compliant design is now part of the state funding requirements.
Steel workers are busy connecting beams now that a significant portion of the main concrete slab has been poured. The new school addition will eventually climb to two stories of instructional classroom space, which is scheduled for completion by October 2013. Courtesy/LAPS