Bureau of Land Management | Farmington Field Office and Warehouse

  • $11M
  • 32,000 SF
  • 2011
  • LEED Gold pendingĀ 

The District Field Office and Maintenance Warehouse for the BLM in New Mexico responds to increased agency programmatic requirements, required improvements to staff working conditions and establishes a new public image that is deserving of our federal agencies. The agency serves the local Native American communities who have leased their lands for natural gas operations, managing financial transactions, permitting and inspections of field operations.

The building is a Modernist interpretation of the Anasazi ruins found throughout the region, introducing a refined architectural vocabulary intended to work in tandem with the natural landscape. The site inspired a building proposition that interprets strong cultural and physical patterns, embraces sustainable measures and establishes experiences that meld the indoor and outdoor environments. An array of stone and masonry walls shape the entry lobby, public room and multipurpose rooms, extending to form outdoor areas along the entry walk. The lobby roof form rises to the south, forming an expansive view out from the multipurpose rooms to the mesas in the distance.

The office building is oriented to maximize N/S exposures, while working with the natural topography to realize a two-story building and is arranged as a modest, open plan block whose depth allows for natural light to penetrate from its north and south faces. The south wall is inset and protected from solar gain by solar shade devices. The warehouse accommodates vehicle maintenance and radio repair bays, workshop, staff lockers and storage.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762