RMKM

Cultural Projects

Museums:

Albuquerque Museum - Phase I Expansion

Albuquerque Museum - Phase II Renovation

Farmington Gateway Museum

Farmington Nature Center

New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Veteran's Museum

Libraries:

City of Albuquerque Westside Library

Roswell Public Library

UNM Gallup Zollinger Library

Village of Cuba Public Library

Williams Memorial Library

Ecclesiastical:

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

“While RMKM is a first rate museum design firm, I have been impressed with their range of large and small projects, from medical facilities to office buildings.  RMKM should be in the lead when a project is searching for an architect.”

 

Joseph Long

Colonel, USMCR (Ret)

NM Veterans Museum Project Manager

 

 

Architecture  |  Planning  |  Interiors

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NM VETERAN'S MUSEUM

 

The story of New Mexico’s military history is vast, unique and largely untold. The proposed 34,500 square foot New Mexico Veteran's Museum has a dual mission: to honor New Mexico’s Veterans with a signature museum and events facility and also educate the nation about NM Veterans’ contributions through exhibits and educational programming. In support of this dual mission, the program includes exhibit galleries,  significant multi-purpose educational and gathering rooms, a Hall of Honor appropriate for large gatherings and ceremonies and a tribute theater.

 

The 9,000 square foot column-free “Black Box” Exhibit Hall provides a flexible shell for an interactive and immersive exhibit environment and has strict lighting control requirements that dictate its closed environment. In contrast, the directly adjacent double-height Hall of Honor has a seamless connection to an outdoor terrace and amphitheater, with abundant daylight and views to the surrounding environment and Organ mountains. The museum’s signature design feature separates the black box exhibits zone from the light-filled Hall of Honor; it is a full height stone wall that displays a history time line and serves as the planning armature for the museum.

 

A retail store, café, changing history gallery, administrative offices and back-of-house support functions round out the museum program. The Museum will be the first facility for a planned Veteran's Campus that will include a Museum Collections facility, Veteran's Services offices, parade grounds, picnic areas and an eventual expansion of the museum itself.

Owner:  State of New Mexico

Location: Las Cruces, NM

Size: 34,500 SF New Construction

Renderings by RMKM