Pueblo Pintado Dormitory

The Pueblo Pintado School is named after the 1000-year-old ruins located nearby in the Chaco Canyon area of Northwestern New Mexico. The school is funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is on the Navajo Reservation. The dormitory is 21,392 square feet and will house 96 students. The site is remotely located at an elevation of 6,540 feet between four mountain ranges, and required extensive utility infrastructure to support the complex.

The Dormitory is designed for boys in the south wing and girls in the north wing separated by a central activity area. This area is in the 8-sided shape of a traditional Navajo Hogan. The wings are divided into two suites each, one for younger students and the other for older students. Each suite has its own living room, study room and laundry.

The facility was required to be designed for a LEED Silver Certificate. Some of the features incorporated to accomplish this rating were ground source heat, daylighting with light shelves and solar tubes, sustainable and renewable material. Highly reflective roofing and paving materials and xeroscaping landscape design.

A second dormitory, which is in the design phase, will also be built. The second dorm is 18,258 square feet and is also being designed for LEED certification.

The school and dormitory are currently under construction. Our firm is the lead for construction administration for the project. The project has an expected cost of $29,665,000.


2016 Hulsing & Associates Architects, P.C.