UNM staff and officials gathered with architecture and construction professionals to celebrate “topping out” at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education—Phase III. The installation of the final piece of structural steel marked an important milestone for the project, and allowed attendees to enter into the building’s “time capsule” by signing the 15 foot steel I beam.
Dr. Paul Roth, Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Services, remarked on just how far the three-phase project had come. “Who has been on board before the turn of the century? You were here when the planning for this facility first started.”
The final addition to the UNM HSC Campus, Phase III includes 64,000 square feet of new classroom and laboratory space that emphasizes hands-on medical training. As the general contractor, HB Construction has been eager to take on the facility’s unique features, including a sky bridge that connects the building with the rest of the HSC campus.