City Grill

Mike PuelleMike Puelle
AGC New Mexico

“The construction market for Albuquerque looks promising for 2020. Two major hospital projects are gearing up. All the recent bond measures passed. The Kirtland National Security Complex and Sandia National Lab remain busy, and the Facebook data center build-out continues,” Puelle says. “In other regions, energy work is booming—both extraction and renewables. Los Alamos National Lab construction is expanding. We’d like to see more activity in rural communities but are hoping New Mexico’s sizable state capital budget will generate more work.”

Firm in Focus

Studio Southwest Architects
2101 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
President: Ron Burstein
Employees: 31
Founded: 1984
Recognition: The firm earned a 2019 AIA Albuquerque Honor Award for its master-plan design of the 125,000-sq-ft New Mexico School of the Arts in Santa Fe.