LANL National Security Sciences Building (NSSB)
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Construction Cost: $65 Million   Size: 275,000sf   

  • Seven-story tower
  • Adjacent parking structure
  • Tower replaced an existing 45-year-old administrative structure whose organization and infrastructure could no longer support the mission of nuclear stockpile safety and the reduction of the threat from weapons of mass destruction
  • The Performance Category 2 (PC-2) tower provided office and research space for seven hundred employees engaged in theoretical and applied physics, computational sciences and the laboratory senior management and program administration functions
  • Also included a lecture hall with 600 seats, which was to be the primary large meeting space for both classified and unclassified discussions
  • Basement of the tower housed the historical archives of the laboratory, along with volumes of documents and data
  • Four-story parking structure replaced a former parking lot that was at the entrance to TA-3, and provided over 600 spaces, including those for electric cars and handicapped spaces
  • Design-build project
  • Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. performed as the design team project manager for the builder and structural engineering firm for the tower as well as the parking structure