AGC New Mexico’s Best Buildings competition highlights the most impressive construction projects in the State and recognizes contractors that give back to their communities. In 2018, Franken Construction was awarded the AGC Best Building Award under $2.5 million for Erin’s Place – a project we are proud to say demonstrates both exceptional construction and community support. Franken Construction Also received the top honor, the Grand Prize of Show for Best Buildings 2018.
As the only location where pediatric oncology care is available in New Mexico, Albuquerque can seem distant and expensive for many families seeking treatment for their children. Erin’s Place, designed and constructed for the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico, provides a home-like setting for families whose children are receiving hospice care or treatment in Albuquerque. Peaceful and comfortable, Erin’s Place is made up of three housing units, backyards, and playgrounds. The space combines functional features of a hospital, such as reclining beds, but with a softer feel. Colorful decor and bedding, for instance, create a comfortable atmosphere for residents. A water feature outside the middle of the facility was designed with the help of artist Angus Macpherson and child cancer patients, who painted clay tiles that adorn the fountain.
Congratulations to the entire project team, and thank you to the Children’s Cancer Fund, Albuquerque Community, and the AGC NM Chapter for this great honor. Franken Construction is proud to have been a member on this project team.