Cramer Hall

by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., Feb. 15, 2007 – Additions and renovations made to Cramer Hall on the New Mexico Tech campus have placed the historic building among the grand winners of the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) awards for the best buildings built in 2006.

Cramer Hall was one of 13 New Mexico commercial and public construction projects honored this month at the annual AGC awards banquet, which recognizes construction and design excellence among construction projects throughout the state.

“Selection criteria this year included management excellence; partnering by builders and designers; innovation in construction techniques and materials; project sensitivity to environment; and customer service excellence,” AGC spokesman Dennis Roberts said.

The yearlong addition and renovation project of Cramer Hall was designed by architect Van H. Gilbert and completed in 2006 by contractor Bradbury Stamm Construction — nearly quadrupling the original size of New Mexico Tech’s oldest classroom building with its new 34,500-square-foot expanse.

The central portion of the renovated Cramer Hall was first constructed in 1927, when it was known as “Science Hall.”