Plans are underway for the construction of a new one-story building that will belong to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and will house both lab and lab support space.
The 12,500 square foot building at the NMDA site on the main campus of New Mexico State University will also house an open office area as well as building support space.
An additional feature of the project includes the alteration of just under 3,200 square feet of existing space currently used by the NMDA’s marketing department, to be converted to new lab space.
The current NMDA building was completed in 1975 at a cost of $1.5 million, and was designed by the Hobbs-based W.T. Harris and Associates Architects. The structure is located at 3190 S. Espina Street on the east side of the campus.
With a decades-long relationship with the NMSU, the Department of Agriculture on the school’s campus is tasked with food protection studies, as well as marketing and economic development.
The current Department building additionally features a chemistry lab, metrology lab, petroleum lab, and seed lab, among other facilities.
By Garry Boulard
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