CNM Advanced Technology Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

SMPC renovated the 82,000 sf Advanced Technology Center (ATC) to create space for eight of their 18 applied technology programs, aligning the vocational training to in-demand job markets. The LEED Gold Certified educational center is a state of the art facility consisting of specialized lab spaces, flexible classrooms with network controlled curriculum capabilities, offices, agility spaces, meeting rooms, and break rooms. The new facility is outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment to support program curricula, as well as a robust networked computer system.

A detailed Phasing Strategy was developed through multiple meetings with Administration officials, faculty, and members of the PPD. Final decisions regarding phasing were based on a careful evaluation of all potential programs, corresponding space needs, presence of utilities, and tenancy status. SMPC assisted CNM in the effort to identify ways to consolidate and upgrade program services, resulting in optimized operating costs and increased student enrollment. The design team worked with a limited construction budget to renovate the existing building which required extensive demolition and floor plan re-configuration; the project was built for about $65/SF.

Awards: 2012 NAIOP Awards of Excellence, Award of Merit, Civic/Public Renovation Remodel

Photography credit: Patrick Coulie Photography

  • LEED Gold
  • 82,000 SF of state of the art laboratory and classroom space
  • $4.5 million construction cost
  • 5 months construction time
  • 85% of construction waste material was re-used or recycled