Mack Energy Office Building – Artesia, NM
Soaring steel spires evoke images of oil and gas wells rising toward the blue sky at this energy company’s rural New Mexico headquarters. The theme carries into the two-story lobby’s exposed steel trusses, which evoke the structure of oil derricks. Natural materials were used throughout, including walls clad in stone arranged to depict the oil-rich rock strata of the region. The 56, 000-sq-ft building is supported using tinted concrete tilt-up panels with an efficient structural steel post-and-beam and metal-decking system, except for the steel-framed lobby. The project team committed to a 100% electronic exchange of all files, from virtual drawings to submittals. Handheld devices and laptops were used extensively at the remote jobsite.
Location: Artesia, NM
Size: 56, 000 sf