The new home of the The New Mexico Consortium, a nonprofit corporation formed by three New Mexico research universities to support the Los Alamos National Laboratory, includes a greenhouse, offices, laboratory and flexible space for a plant biology initiative that performs basic research on sustainable energy production, food security and ecological change. The construction schedule was carefully sequenced to allow the greenhouse to be operational prior to the completion of the other building components. As a result, the building's mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were designed with a point of separation, which allowed equipment to be installed early to support the use of the greenhouse as construction proceeded.

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New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, N.M.

New Mexico ConsortiumLos Alamos, N.M.

Key Players

Contractor Jaynes Corp., Albuquerque

Owner NMC Holdings LLC, Los Alamos

Lead Design Studio Southwest Architects Inc., Albuquerque

Structural Engineer Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers Inc., Albuquerque

Civil Engineer Isaacson & Arfman PA, Albuquerque

MPE Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc., Albuquerque

Subcontractors Yearout Mechanical, Albuquerque; McDade Woodcock, Albuquerque