Fully embracing the wildlife environment, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) Office is located on Albuquerque’s westside near the Bosque and the Rio Grande. The addition of the NMDGF Albuquerque Complex enhances the outreach and educational programs available for outdoor enthusiasts and fosters support to protect New Mexico’s natural resources within the state. The new campus creates a destination where the public can participate in educational and recreational opportunities and interact with NMDGF staff.
The BHI team provided survey, civil site, and structural engineering services for the new complex. The complex includes three buildings—a 10,700-sf office building, an 8,667-sf warehouse, and a 4,960-sf covered storage facility—along with a bird-watching structure. The campus provides expanded classroom and open space to conduct hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational skills-based training. The site offers walking trails with connection to the Bosque trails, bird watching, and hunter education areas. To promote an environmentally friendly and energy efficient design, the site features a photovoltaic energy system, a ground source heat pump mechanical system, and above-ground cisterns for rainwater collection. The complex also meets the standards for LEED certification.