WDG Architects Proud to Partner with RMKM on New NMSU Art Building

(Las Cruces, NM) – New Mexico State University hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the new Art Building to replace the aged D.W. Williams Hall.

Street-side rendering of the new Art Building (RMKM Architecture)

03/27/2018: Groundbreaking ceremony of the new Art Building and Gallery of New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. (NMSU photo)

It was announced at the ground breaking that the building will be named after Ammu and Rama Devasthali for their tireless efforts to get the $17 million facility moved up on the G.O. Bond list priority by the State of New Mexico legislature and funded by the public.

Dr. Rama and Ammu Devasthali

“The naming of the new art building as Devasthali Hall is such an honor for two incredibly generous people.” Said WDG Architects President, David Clarke. “Rama and Amu have been working on this project for probably over 15 years. That makes the four years since WDG and RMKM were selected as the architect team seem like it was yesterday.” He said.

The Architect of Record, RMKM Architecture, selected WDG Architects to partner for construction administration services during the 16-month construction project. WDG’s Project Manager is Michael Bluth, favored by NMSU’s Facilities and Services for his diligence, thoroughness, promptness, and respect for the client.

WDG Architects has executed nearly 100 projects for New Mexico State University over the past 17 years including the University’s first LEED Silver Certified building and their most popular residential facility, Chamisa Village (phase 1).

Campus-side rendering of the new Art Building (RMKM Architecture)

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