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Skeen Hall Ranked among New Mexico's 13 Best Buildings for 2001

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University's Skeen Hall was recognized as one of New Mexico's 13 best buildings for 2001 in a competition sponsored by the New Mexico Building Branch of Associated General Contractors and New Mexico Business Journal.

Skeen Hall was designed by Van H. Gilbert Architect and built by Jaynes Corporation. The building's contractors, owners and architects were recognized during an awards banquet in May. Winners were published in New Mexico Business Journal.

The buildings, which ranged from casinos to courthouses, were honored for renovations, exteriors, interiors or lighting. Five of the winners were public buildings, including Skeen Hall, which was recognized for its exterior.

Skeen Hall was named in honor of U.S. Rep. Joe Skeen and his wife, Mary, New Mexico's longest-serving delegate to the national Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. The building, which was dedicated in December, houses state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories and is home to three departments in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

Six Albuquerque buildings made the list: KiMo Theater, Manzano High School, Development @25, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Sheraton Old Town Inn and Bernalillo County Courthouse. Two winners were in Santa Fe: Community Bank and La Posada de Santa Fe. Other buildings recognized were Harwood Museum in Taos, Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Bernalillo, Ysleta Casino and Resort in Ysleta, and Douglas Hall on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.