2. ARENA

University of New Mexico

Basketball Arena Renovation & Expansion

  • Controls
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

In 2010, UNM’s sports arena, The Pit underwent a massive renovation and expansion that sought to preserve the character of the original 1966 building – also engineered by B&P. Among the improvements were additional concession stands and restrooms, new digital signage and video boards, upgrading the locker rooms and training facilities, expansion of the concourse, store, ticket office, and the addition of luxury and club seating. The new design “wrapped” the aging and inefficient building envelope with a modern glass skin, leaving elements of the original building for all to see. Sustainable design features were implemented and The Pit has boosted its water savings by nearly 50 percent and energy savings has been calculated at more than 20 percent. By preserving much of the existing building, construction waste was limited and 95 percent of the materials from the demolition were recycled.

Images courtesy of Molzen-Corbin & Associates


Albuquerque, NM



Higher Education



NAIOP-New Mexico Chapter, Chairman's Award, 2011

ENRSouthwest, Sports/Entertainment, Best Projects Award of Merit, 2011


Energy Analysis & Modeling

Energy Efficient Lighting

Water Efficient Plumbing

High-Efficiency HVAC Systems

LEED Silver Certification


307,585 Square Feet


$60 Million

Additional Projects

    • Western New Mexico University  •  Mustang Village Student Apartment Housing
    • Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge  •  New Headquarters & Visitor Center
    • USA Basketball  •  Headquarters
    • University of New Mexico  •  Yale Parking Structure & Photovoltaic Array
    • University of New Mexico  •  Sandoval Regional Medical Center
    • University of New Mexico  •  Physics, Astronomy & Interdisciplinary Science Center (PAIS)
    • University of New Mexico  •  New Dental Clinic & Surgery Center
    • University of New Mexico  •  McKinnon Center for Management
    • University of New Mexico  •  Johnson Athletic Center Expansion & Renovation
    • University of New Mexico  •  Indoor Athletic Practice Facility
    • University of New Mexico  •  George Pearl Hall School of Architecture & Planning
    • University of New Mexico  •  Domenici Center-Health Education Building Phases 1-3
    • University of New Mexico  •  Dental Clinic & Surgery Center
    • University of New Mexico  •  Collaborative Teaching and Learning Building - College of Education
    • University of New Mexico  •  Basketball Arena "The Pit Original Building
    • University of New Mexico Hospital  •  Children's Hospital - Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion
    • University of Arizona  •  Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Building Renovation and Expansion
    • University of Arizona  •  James E. Rogers College of Law, Law Commons Renovation
    • University of Arizona  •  Gittings Expansion (Stevie Eller Dance Theater)
    • University of Arizona  •  Emcore Concentrating Photovoltaic Plant
    • Taos Ski Valley  •  Resort Center Renovation
    • Taos Ski Valley  •  Children's Center Renovation
    • State of New Mexico  •  State Records Center & Archives
    • St. Jude Thaddeus Church
    • Santa Fe Community College  •  Classroom Building, Greenhouse & Micro grid/Nanogrid
    • San Juan College  •  BP Center for Energy Education (School of Energy)
    • Sagebrush Community Church Phases I & II
    • Rio Rancho Public School  •  V. Sue Cleveland High School
    • Rice University  •  South Plant
    • Purdue University  •  Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital
    • Nor-Lea Hospital District  •  Lovington Community Wellness Center & Natatorium
    • New Mexico State University  •  Undergraduate Learning Center
    • New Mexico State University  •  Pan American Center Renovation
    • New Mexico State University  •  New Fine Arts Center & University Art Gallery
    • New Mexico State University  •  Jett Hall Renovations (College of Engineering)
    • New Mexico State University  •  Chamisa Village Student Apartment Housing
    • New Mexico Museum of Art  •  Halpin Contemporary Art Building at Santa Fe Railyards
    • New Mexico Junior College  •  Western Heritage Museum
    • New Mexico Junior College  •  John Watson Student Apartment Housing
    • New Mexico Junior College  •  Allied Health Building
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  •  New Chemistry Building
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  •  Charles and Jessie Headen Center (New Geology Building)
    • New Mexico Highlands University  •  Viles & Crimmin Residence Hall
    • New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs  •  Center for New Mexico Archeology
    • Navajo Technical University  •  New Student Housing
    • Milwaukee Brewers  •  Spring Training Baseball Park, Weight Room & Administrative Office Expansion
    • Maricopa County Community College District  •  Phoenix College, Fitness Center HVAC Upgrades
    • Maricopa County Community College District  •  Phoenix College, F Building Tenant Improvement
    • Maricopa County Community College District  •  Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Bridget Hall
    • Los Lunas Schools  •  Los Lunas High School Replacement
    • Las Cruces Public Schools  •  Las Cruces High School Renovation & Addition
    • Las Cruces Public School  •  Centennial High School
    • Jicarilla Apache Nation  •  Community (Wellness & Aquatic) Center
    • Ivywild Mixed Use
    • Helen Hunt Community Center
    • Fountain Valley School  •  Athletic Facility
    • Fort Lewis College  •  Geosciences & Physics Engineering Building (Sitter Family Hall)
    • Farmington Municipal Schools  •  New Farmington High School
    • El Tesoro de los Angeles Retreat Center  •  San Francisco Javier Oratory
    • Deming Public Schools  •  New Deming High School
    • County of Rio Arriba  •  Hunter Arts and Agricultural Complex
    • Corpus Christi Catholic Parish  •  Cooling Upgrades
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    • Colorado State University-Pueblo  •  Administration Building Data Center Cooling Upgrade
    • Colorado Army National Guard  •  Alamosa Readiness Center
    • City of Scottsdale  •  Civic Center Library Renovation
    • City of Rio Rancho  •  Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
    • City of Phoenix  •  Agave Public Library
    • City of Peoria  •  Community Center Renovation & Expansion
    • City of Las Cruces  •  Las Cruces Convention Center
    • City of Gallup  •  Gallup Aquatic Center
    • City of Farmington  •  Outdoor Family Aquatic Facility
    • City of El Paso  •  El Paso Cleveland Square History Museum and Library
    • City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library  •  Patrick J. Baca Central and Unser Library
    • City of Albuquerque  •  New International District Library & Route 66 Plaza
    • City of Albuquerque  •  Los Duranes Community Center
    • City of Albuquerque  •  Central Avenue Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) Bus Stations
    • City of Albuquerque  •  Blacksmith Shop Market/Event Center at Albuquerque Rail Yards
    • City of Albuquerque  •  Albuquerque Convention Center Renovations
    • City of Albuquerque  •  Albuquerque Civic Plaza Renovation (Interactive Fountain, Playground & Entertainment Systems)
    • City of Albuquerque  •  ABQ Ride Central & Unser Bus Transit Center Expansion
    • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  •  Making Waves Penguin & Hippopotamus Habitats
    • Central New Mexico Community College  •  Max Salazar Hall Central Plant
    • Central New Mexico Community College  •  Albuquerque Main Campus Technology Loop & Wellness Path
    • Central New Mexico Community College  •  Jeanette Stromberg Hall & S Building Renovations
    • Central New Mexico Community College  •  Building L Laboratory Building Renovation & Expansion
    • Catalyst Campus
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    • Boys & Girls Club of Hobbs  •  New Complex Building
    • Bernalillo Public Schools  •  Bernalillo High School Renovation & Addition
    • Arizona State University  •  Global Institute of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University  •  College of Nursing Sustainability Department Remodel
    • Amarillo College  •  Science Laboratory Building
    • Amarillo College  •  Allied Health Building
    • Albuquerque Public Schools  •  Volcano Vista High School
    • Albuquerque Public Schools  •  Del Norte High School Renovation & New Classroom Building
    • Albuquerque Public Schools  •  Community Stadium & Track Complex
    • Adams State University  •  Richardson Hall Renovation
    • Adams State University  •  Music Building HVAC Upgrade
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Zoo Elephant Barn Building
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Zoo Australia Exhibit
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Zoo "Penguin Chill" Exhibit
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Botanic Garden Rose Garden & Events Building
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Botanic Garden Bugarium Building
    • ABQ BioPark  •  Albuquerque Aquarium & Botanic Gardens