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Hobbs Career and Technical Education Center

Supporting an adjacent high school’s growing population through a robust variety of technical program clusters

  • 90K

    Square Feet

  • 4

    Acre Site

  • $32M

    Construction Value

  • Hobbs, New Mexico

    Hobbs, New Mexico

Equipping students with knowledge through design that they can put back into their community and local industries

In the heart of Permian Basin, overlapping the Texas and New Mexico border, lies a unique area where oil, gas, energy production, and agriculture thrive. This collision of sectors creates an interesting geographic and social fabric with one common goal: communal growth.

This was the inspiration behind the new Hobbs Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center. Our architectural team introduced a shared work yard to expose students to trades by putting learning on display. A communal innovation bridge was also introduced to support socializing and collaboration while providing learning opportunities through color coded pipe and building systems. The overlap and collision of program clusters allows students to understand and apply concepts that are outside of their specific area of study to their own curriculum.

As the building faces a prominent highway, the new center will also be an iconic gateway that provides a sense of arrival into the city. Branding displayed on the curtain walls and an entry plaza exhibiting student-built art and site elements provide a welcoming journey into the building. We chose specialty lighting at the bridge and corner elements to make the facility a landmark for the community.

At a Glance

  • Hobbs Municipal Schools
Learning by Design, A&ID Awards of Excellence, Citation of Excellence (Over 100,000 SF), 2023
Meet Our Team

Tracy Eich, Senior Principal, Texas Design Leader

Architecture at its core is problem solving—but at its essence, it’s also a form of behavioral science, and the quality of the spaces we create affects the human spirit.
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Amber O'Donnell, Principal

My focus? Fulfilling our clients’ missions by driving best design practices for projects that enhance the communities that surround them.

Michael Lovaglio, Principal, Business Center Practice Leader

The design process is as much about relationships as it is about capabilities; I work to develop relationships as much as my technical skills.
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Tracy Eich

Senior Principal, Texas Design Leader

Amber O'Donnell


Michael Lovaglio

Principal, Business Center Practice Leader

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