The newest College of Education classroom building has been selected by the judges of the Associated General Contractor's Best Buildings Awards as a 2011 award recipient. Not only was the building selected as the Best Building in the $5 million to $10 million category, but also as the recipient for Best Building in Green Building Technology.

Unlike most building award contests, the Best Buildings nominees are judged on the complexity of the construction process and challenges. Winners are selected by a contractor's toughest critics - a group of peers.

Criteria included:
* Meeting the challenge of a difficult job
* Excellence in project management
* A contractor's innovation in construction techniques
* A contractor's state of the art advancement
* A contractor's sensitivity to the environment and surroundings
* Excellence in client service
* A contractor's contribution to the community

"These high standards make AGC's Best Buildings Awards one of New Mexico's most prestigious and respected construction profession recognition events in New Mexico," said Dick Howell, dean, College of Education. "These two awards are testimony of our College's commitment to excellence, environmental stewardship and social responsibility."

The building will be recognized during the Associated General Contractors New Mexico branch Best Buildings 2011 Premier Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 23.

For more information visit: Associated General Contractors New Mexico.