A building first opened for use in the fall of 1929 on the Socorro campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology will soon be subject to significant renovations.
The three-story Brown Hall, located at 802 Leroy Place, will see a total overhaul of its cooling, mechanical, and electrical systems, all to be paid for out of the General Obligation Bond D passed this month by New Mexico voters.
That bond is allotting $7.1 million for the work at the 24,000 square foot hall, which currently serves as the home to offices for the president of the school, as well as New Mexico Tech’s university relations, academic affairs, and human resources departments.
The last time the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, saw any renovation work was more than a decade ago, when the school’s budget office was renovated.
The new renovation effort will also include some office remodeling at the Brown Hall to allow for more space.
Bond D funding at New Mexico Tech is additionally expected to see the installation of high-efficiency LED outdoor lighting in some parts of the campus.
By Garry Boulard
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