PROJECT COST: $36.1 Million

5. Taos County Administrative/Judicial/Detention Complex
PHOTO: RUDY MYERS
5. Taos County Administrative/Judicial/Detention Complex
div id="articleExtrasA" div id="articleExtrasB"
div id="articleExtras"

This new judicial complex will house the administrative, courts and detention components of the county government and consists of three, two-story buildings totalling approximately 137,753 sq ft, linked together designed around a central courtyard. A concrete-encased tunnel 12 ft underground connects the courthouse and jail. A state-of-the-art security system adds to the complexity of the design. BIM was used to provide integration of the complex mechanical and electrical systems with the building�s steel construction.

Location: Taos, N.M.
Started: August 2009
Target Completion: March 2011
Owner: Taos County
Design Firm: AECOM Design; Spears Architects
General Contractor: HB Construction
Construction Manager: Flintco
Engineers: Abeyta Engineering; AECOM
Subcontractors: Accurate Controls; CCC Group; Donner Plumbing and Heating; Lynx Electric Co.; Metal Crafters