Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science Center (PAIS)
University of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM
The PAIS design integrates all components of the complex program, respected the contiguous campus buildings, balanced open and closed labs, and delivered research program spaces responsive to the PAIS mission. The building mass and scale is in keeping with other campus buildings fronting Central Avenue and the introduction of green space surrounding the building ties it to Yale Park, to the pedestrian experience, and to a softening of the campus’ hard surfaces. Progressing from Central across the green space, the visitor is drawn into the building’s multi-story light filled entry, multi-functional courtyard, and surrounding lounge area.
*In Association with EYP, Boston, MA