The University of New Mexico has over 10 million square feet of facilities and spreads over 680 acres of space. Maintaining the physical environment on a campus this size requires a lot of planning and consistent diligence to protect and care for the physical environment of the campus. The UNM Physical Plant Department (PPD) gears up for a summer of special projects.

Below is a list of projects PPD will be working on beginning May 11, 2015. Individuals on campus are encouraged to find alternate routes whenever possible.

Concrete Replacement between Northrup Hall and Carlisle Gym
This project will begin on Monday, May 11, and the general scope of the project is the removal and replacement of the concrete from the driveway entrance East of Clark Hall down between Carlisle Gym and Northrop Hall, east to Yale Mall.

The project has an expected completion date of June 10, 2015. During this time there will be no vehicle or pedestrian access into or through this area.  If you have questions about this project, contact Willie West at (505) 277-0615 or

Re-stucco Project of Student Health Center and Mesa Vista Hall
The PPD Remodel unit begins a project to re-stucco the Student Health Building and Mesa Vista Hall on Monday, May 11, and is scheduled to be completed in August 2015. This project should not impact the normal operations of the building, occupants or visitors.

Contractors plan to leave all entrances to the buildings open. However, pedestrians should respect any fencing or barriers placed around the scaffolding to ensure the safety of the workers and pedestrians.

Any questions about the projects should be directed to Bill Straba (Student Health project) at (505) 934-5029 or or Gerald Baca (Mesa Vista Hall project) at (505) 362-2634 or

LED lighting upgrade on Redondo Way by Student Housing areas
PPD is dedicated to safety and reducing energy consumption on campus, so they are installing brand new LED lighting on the main pedestrian pathway from the SRCs to the Social Sciences building. This project is begins the week of May 11. Access to this area will be limited during the duration of this project, and should be completed in mid-July.    

Any questions about this project should be directed to David Penasa at (505) 269-8717 or at

Northrup Hall Phase 1 roofing to begin at the beginning of June
The roof on Northrup Hall will get a full replacement and will last approximately 4 weeks.  This project will start at the beginning of June and shouldn’t impact the operations of the building.  If you have questions about this project, please contact Bill Straba at (505) 934-5029 or

Cornell Parking Structure elevator will be Closed beginning June 8
Beginning June 8, the elevator in the Cornell Parking Structure will be closed for 5 weeks. This elevator is highly-used and is in need of repair in order to ensure that it is operational before school resumes in August. The elevator will undergo a modernization to the controller and the inside of the cab will be refurbished. 

Customers who utilize the parking structure will only be able to use the stairwells to have access to the various parking levels.

If you have questions about this project, contact Billy Hromas at (505) 277-3398 or at