The modernization of the Spanish Renaissance Revival building that houses departments regulating agricultural standards for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). The laboratories provide services and tests to help protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of New Mexico.
Existing lab do not meet current and projected space or infrastructure needs and are not efficient. The new facilities will include labs for chemistry, metrology, seed and petroleum.
The labs are designed to adapt with scientific, equipment and regulatory changes for years to come. The building, located on the New Mexico State University grounds, creates a “campus within a campus” while allowing the NMDA to have a unique visible identify. A strategic phasing plan will allow for continued operations throughout construction with minimal disruptions.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Programming, laboratory planning and design, equipment planning
Dekker Perich Sabatini