The Sky Center at Ortiz

SkyCenter, the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, and Santa Fe Public Schools, there host, had a serious time and budget issue.

Devargas Elementary School was scheduled to be demolished and SkyCenter needed a new home.

A program as important as “suicide intervention” cannot go a single day without a facility in which to do their life-saving work. 

Santa Fe Schools reached out to FacilityBUILD knowing that Design-Build was the only way to get SkyCenter into a new location in the short time allotted and limited budget.

The project simply had to be designed, permitted and constructed in an extraordinary short schedule for an absolute budget cap.

FacilityBUILD’s Design-Build team accepted the challenge and got busy.  Design review meetings were scheduled like clockwork.  The design targeted the budget.  So there were few budget gaps to close.  Construction costs were immediately available with design changes. 

The project was designed, permitted and constructed in one seamless on-budget operation   SkyCenter’s new expanded location at Ortiz Middle School was up and running on-time.  There most important mission of preventing suicides continues.

Thanks to the cooperation and diligence of SkyCenter and Santa Fe Public Schools staff, for making this project an outstanding success.