Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square
Bernalillo County’s headquarters brings staff together to better connect with constituents. The building accommodates over 800 employees and provides access to a wide range of public services in one central location. The facility aims to have a positive impact on the community through greater convenience and transparency.
Delivered through a design-build partnership with HB Construction, the project included the renovation of an existing eight-story tower and the construction of a new Commission Chambers building. A single entry unites the two buildings into a cohesive facility that fosters interdepartmental interaction.
The facility aims to have a positive impact on the community through greater convenience and transparency.
One of the project’s main goals was to create a space that reflects the constituents. Our design is both stately and inclusive. By showcasing the county’s public art collection, the building encourages community engagement.
The project also promotes health and embraces sustainability, earning a two star certification from Fitwel. To assist employees with the transition to this new facility, a change management effort included questionnaires, forums, open houses, and training sessions about how to use the new space and its amenities. This process helped the design team determine what staff valued most in the new space. An office mockup provided feedback on the space’s functionality, which was incorporated into the final product.
Over 100,000 sf
Beyond the Building
- Building Performance
- Community Benefit
- Creating Partnerships
- Experience Redefined
- Extreme Makeover
- Mission Support
- Organizational Culture
- Technology Modernization