Located within the historic downtown plaza area of Taos, NM. This two-story addition will provide much needed Classroom Space, Administration Offices, Health Suite, Occupational/Physical Therapy rooms, and a new Library & Cafeteria serving grades 3-5 with a total student population of 650. The project is fully funded by the 2008 General Obligation Bonds passed by Taos County citizens. LDG completed a thorough, campus-wide Master Plan in the summer of 2008. In the summer of 2009, Living Designs Group, in collaboration with Decker/Perich/Sabatini, was awarded the design contract via a rigorous, qualifications-based selection process. The project includes extensive site work, landscaping, and parking for 100 vehicles. All classrooms spaces are provided with natural daylight, custom built casework, extensive phone/data/communications infrastructure, and highly efficient HVAC systems. The Floor Plan is designed to accommodate after-hours community functions (within the Library & Cafeteria) without compromising access to the academic spaces. A unique three-dimensional "art wall" has been designed as an integral feature of the main entrance lobby. Phase 1 of this important educational project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

Enos Garcia Elementary

Taos, New Mexico

40,000sf Addition to Existing Historic Structure