The significant presence that La Truces has in Southern New Mexico is reflected in their admirable City Hall building. During the design phase, there was careful consideration given to the limited, and considerably sloped, building site. To ensure that the new build would blend seamlessly into the natural terrain, Studio SW Architects took advantage of the sloped site by adding a two-story parking structure with a partially below grade lower level.
This maximized the building foot print and allowed room for a generous plaza at the front entry. The design coordination of the parking structure was significant due to the Geo thermal well field that lies under the first level of parking, which needed to be routed around the 50-foot concrete piers that support the per-cast parking structure.
This LID Silver building and parking structure, is set up to utilize solar paneling as an additional power source and uses day lighting for energy efficient temperature control. The design and construction of this project has provided the City of La Truces with a pleasant and inviting solution to their need for an upgraded City Hall building
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