Sandia National Laboratories
Computational Visualization Combustion Research Lab
Sandia National Laboratories is a contractor for thse United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia researches and develops science and technology to help resolve or mitigate potential national security threats.
The client required space for the new Computational Visualization Combustion Research (CVCR) lab that houses supercomputer server farms, engineering labs, offices, and support space. The facility uses supercomputers to model interactions between particles at a subatomic level, predicting real-world behavior.
Our team worked alongside Flad Architects and Truebeck construction to deliver this highly successful design-build project. Due to the sensitive nature of electronic and computer equipment, our team had to consider the specific seismic, vibration, and blast-resistance needs of the lab.
The new lab achieved a LEED Gold certification. Not only did the structural design meet the highest seismic and vibration standards, it was delivered on time and at a competitive cost budget model that the other design-build teams could not match.