Wooten|Sundt Begins Construction on Las Cruces High School Project

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Wooten|Sundt, a joint venture of Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) and Wooten Construction, has begun construction on the first phase of additions and renovations at the 60-year-old Las Cruces High School campus.

The $36 million education construction project, led from Wooten|Sundt’s Las Cruces office, includes several new parking lots and athletic fields, as well as 156,000 square feet of structural additions anchored by a two-story classroom building, administration areas, a media center, a performing arts laboratory and a pedestrian bridge built over one of the busiest streets in Las Cruces.

Working closely with architect Alley Associates, PC & ASA Architects, Wooten|Sundt plans to have the first phase of construction completed by August 2015. The new campus additions will help improve student flow between classes and provide a safer environment for one of the state’s most populated high schools.

“Phase I of this major renovation project will bring a whole new look to Las Cruces High School,” said Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds. “The project will also have an impact on the El Paseo corridor and I’m confident the community will be really pleased with the results.”

A prominent general contractor in the southwest, among Sundt’s more recent notable projects in the region are the James P. Butler Elementary School in El Paso, Texas; machine gun training range at Fort Bliss, Texas; West Seventh Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas; and Pima County Court Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Wooten Construction is a full service general contractor that has constructed more than 100 educational facilities for the Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico State University, Gadsden Independent School District, and Hatch Valley Schools.

About Wooten
Wooten Construction is a third generation, family owned business founded in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1964 by Clayton O. Wooten. Wooten Construction is listed in the Top 100 Contractors in New Mexico by ENR magazine and is listed as one of the Top 100 Privately Held Corporations in New Mexico by New Mexico Business Journal. www.wootenconst.com

About Sundt
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors, founded in New Mexico over 120 years ago. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 64th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

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