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NMSU Regents give approval for renovations to Martinez Hall at NMSU Grants

At a special meeting June 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents gave approval for more than $220,000 of renovations to Martinez Hall at the Grants campus. A Title V Grant from the U.S. Department of Education will provide the funding.


NMSU Grants President Felicia Casados said the renovations will benefit the entire community.

?Integrating more efficient lighting and sound and classroom smart technology will make our largest space on campus usable as a classroom, not only for our campus, but for the many community requests we have to use the space,? Casados said. ?We have no convention center in Grants and many times community or statewide groups request use of our space for workshops/presentations/events. This will allow those groups to have access to current technology for presentations.?

Upgrades will be to the Martinez Hall Theater Smart Classroom and include new light fixtures, dimming system and audio/visual upgrades.

The renovations will include replacing the existing incandescent lighting with new dimmable LED lighting fixtures, which will provide controllable lighting for typical uses. The existing stage lighting will be serviced and the fixtures will be upgraded to higher efficiency modern design. The current lighting control system will be replaced with upgraded low voltage controls. The existing dimming system also will be replaced.

The renovations also include a new sound reinforcement system and a motorized projection screen with digital projection system, as well as a new control booth.

Work is scheduled to be complete at the end of September.