University of New Mexico, Science and Math Learning Center
Albuquerque, NM | 2010
This Center fosters innovation and cross-disciplinary interaction in a sustainable, energy-efficient setting. The Visualization Lab (a multi-media collaborative teaching space) and 200-seat auditorium welcome both scientists and non-scientists. Integrated technologies accommodate distance learning while the registrar controls “smart” classrooms for efficient space use. In additional to housing technology-rich biology and chemistry labs, the Center unites the previously scattered mathematics department. Located between two historic buildings of smaller scale, it is a contemporary translation of the campus' historic “pueblo” style. Exterior detailing responds to the strong New Mexico sun with deeply set windows on the east and west facades and sophisticated sun screening on the south. The project is LEED for Schools Gold certified. Shepley Bulfinch is the design architect in association with Van H Gilbert Architects of Albuquerque.
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