The University of New Mexico completed construction of the $67 million Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science Center in Albuquerque in October of 2019. Designed by EYP Architecture & Engineering and Van H. Gilbert, the 139,100-gsf facility houses the department of physics and astronomy as well as accommodating research programs in bioinformatics, genomics, electron microscopy, optics, spatial informatics, stable isotopes, and human and primate biomedical research. The three-story structure features laboratories with advanced technologies for the mitigation of electromagnetic interference, radio frequency interference, and vibration. The collaborative facility includes a spacious atrium, faculty offices arranged in neighborhoods, multidisciplinary research labs, and a large classroom that can accommodate events and colloquia. LEED Silver sustainable design certification is being sought for the project, which features extensive exterior and interior glazing for access to natural light and views. General contractor Bradbury Stamm Construction broke ground on the building in November of 2017.
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