Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Energy built MESA, an ambitious science application campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This $130,000,000 project intends to attract the nation’s best minds and visiting international dignitaries. MESA consists of three new buildings and four existing buildings in a campus setting intended to stimulate scientific thinking.
Sites Southwest provided the campus plan and design for streetscapes, parking areas with an entry promenade, a 150-foot security buffer/open space and an internal campus. Landscape concepts include a central campus with walkways, seating areas, an amphitheater and shade structures. The sustainable design incorporates recycled water, water harvesting and native and endemic plants.