National Center for Atmospheric Research Breaks Ground on Broomfield Facility

Published 2-26-2020
  • NCAR - Broomfield Research Facility
  • NCAR - Broomfield Research Facility

    Courtesy of TreanorHL.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research broke ground in February of 2020 on a $22 million facility in Broomfield, Colo. Located at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, the two-story, 42,391-sf complex will provide advanced research labs for the study of weather, climate, and air quality. Offering sophisticated suites for instrument calibration, the project will support campaign planning and briefing activities for NCAR's field missions, as well as accommodating two research aircraft. Designed by TreanorHL, the building will house 35 permanent staff, including scientists, engineers, instrument technicians, and flight operations experts, with additional space for visiting researchers. Milender White Construction Co. is the general contractor for the facility, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Completion is expected in December of 2020.

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