APS Southwest (Atrisco Heritage Academy) High School
Public High School
High Mesa Consulting Group has been extensively involved in the acquisition, planning, design and construction of the District's newest High School beginning with consultation services for the
Real Estate Director to evaluate the feasibility of developing a new high school on the Albuquerque’s southwest mesa to help ease the overcrowding caused by residential development and provide for future growth in the area. The findings were summarized in a report that led to the eventual selection and acquisition of the site.
HMCG provided a wide variety of on-call design and construction engineering, surveying and planning services directly for APS. As often is the case, we were also selected to the project Architect's design team to provide civil engineering grading and drainage, paving, and construction observation services for Phases 1 through 3 of the High School. High Mesa Consulting Group also prepared digital earthwork analyses and all construction staking and verification surveys for the mass grading phase of the project which included exporting approximately 80,000 cubic yards of excess material to a nearby APS elementary school site that required the imported material, thereby benefitting both sites and APS.
Through our on-call contract with APS, we provided boundary and topographic surveys of the site and offsite utility corridors to support public infrastructure and site design. HMCG facilitated and provided a master drainage plan, a traffic impact study, a development agreement to allow public water and sanitary sewer service to the site, a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), a conditional use permit, public water, sanitary sewer and storm drain designs, designs for public roadway and trail improvements, a new traffic signal, and construction observation services along with post-construction as-built surveying and certifications. All public infrastructure improvements were surveyed, designed, staked and administered by High Mesa Consulting Group staff. This project's unique location in unincorporated Bernalillo County adjacent to City of Albuquerque right-of-way required close coordination with the City, County, and AMAFCA.
Phase 1 of the School opened in October of 2008 as a 9th grade academy. A portion of Phase 2 was opened in August of 2009 to expand school capacity to include 10th grade, and the Phase 2 upper grade academies opened in August of 2010. Phase 3 construction commenced in November of 2010. HMCG is providing construction surveying services for the Phase 3 General Contractor.
In conjunction with services related to the new High School, High
also provided surveys, consultation and platting services for APS to acquire and replat two adjacent parcels to the south for future APS development that was initially identified as the location for the proposed APS Westside Sports Complex. HMCG is provided APS with on-call professional surveying, engineering, and planning services for design surveys, platting, water and sanitary sewer service, and the design of adjacent and offsite public roadway and access improvements. Upon completion of design, it was decided to contstruct the stadium at a different location.