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Projects - Cultural and Historical - M&E Engineering

Cultural & Historical

NM Museum of Fine Arts HVAC Renovation, Santa Fe

Client: Department of Cultural Affairs, State of New Mexico

This museum is historic landmark on the northwest corner of the Santa Fe Plaza constructed in 1917. The project focus was to install a museum quality HVAC system for five original galleries. Other project elements included related building renovations, asbestos inspections and sampling (no abatement required), structural modifications and historic considerations. A new control system was installed and extended to existing museum systems.


Harwood Museum, Taos, NM

Client: Conron & Woods Architects, Santa Fe

A 12,000 sf addition to the existing Harwood Museum provided a new gallery space, a high-tech auditorium, workshop and storage areas and a sheltered delivery entrance to a museum complex comprised of historic buildings. MEP installation included precisely controlled environments for the varying space requirements.


Museum of Albuquerque Expansions, Albuquerque, NM

Client: RMKM Architects, Albuquerque, NM

A two phase expansion of a major downtown museum facility included remodel of existing spaces and a 45,000 sf addition. Complete electrical and mechanical engineering services were provided.

New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Client: Conron & Woods Architects, Santa Fe

This multi-story 96,000 sf museum is situated immediately behind the historic Palace of the Governors and connects to this historic structure and site. The building includes a variety of exhibit spaces, gathering spaces, classrooms, conservation lab area, staff offices and lounge, a cafe, and a fully equipped auditorium. City historic construction constraints created complex mechanical and electrical system installation.


Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, NM

Client: Barbara Felix Architecture + Design and WoodMetalConcrete Architects

Unique visitor center facility at Acoma Pueblo serving as the headquarters for the bus traffic and visitors to Sky City and includes small theater, classroom, museum shop, cafeteria, restroom, offices, collection storage and repatriation storage. Complete mechanical and electrical engineering services were provided and included radiant heat and cooling with fan coil for ventilation and DDC control. The entire facility can be turned “off” during cultural events to preserve the darkness and the quite of the surrounding environment.


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

Client: Gluckman Architects, New York

Renovation and addition to a downtown structure to create a single artist museum with offices and gift shop. MEP installation included a museum quality HVAC system and an energy management system, gallery lighting and control system, consolidation of utility services and construction administration for out of state design professionals.


New Mexico Museum of Space History, Space Hall of Fame, Alamogordo, NM

Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm System

Client: Department of Cultural Affairs, State of New Mexico

Project included the installation of a fire suppression system, fire alarm system, fire pump and fire pump building and domestic water booster system. The need to install a fire suppression system triggered the need to solve issues related to the fire alarm and the domestic water booster system; both systems were largely replaced. All work - extensive site work, removal and replacement of ceilings and installation of piping - was completed while the building remained in use.