Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Construction Cost: $10.4M Size: 52,000sf Completed: November 2004
Chavez-Grieves served as the structural engineer of record for the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum facility that was designed to house exhibit, curatorial, administrative, educational and tenant lease space themed around the ballooning experience. It is a partial two story, high bay, approximately 52,000 square-foot structure with a high volume main gallery area for the display of hot air balloons. The structural framing system is primarily a steel building system with concrete accent columns and composite concrete over steel deck floors. The entire building envelope was calculated to perform to the Model Energy code requirements of the City of Albuquerque.