UNM MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER (MTTC)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Manufacturing Technology Training Center (MTTC) at the University of New Mexico is a 58,000 s.f combined prototyping/demonstration/teaching laboratory for the UNM mechanical engineering department. Individual laboratories include optical/laser equipment, micro-electronics, general chemistry/wet lab, photo lithography and video/computer simulation lab, all related to computer chip development. An auditorium and a broadcast TV studio for distance learning applications was included in the project design.
The project contains 4,000 s.f. of class 10,000 clean room, a class 1000 clean room, demonstration 8” and 12” silicon wafer equipment; 2,000 s.f. workbench electronic lab; 8,000 s.f. of classrooms, 8,000 s.f. of faculty offices, 16,000 s.f. of start up technology labs, a 120 seat multimedia theatre, a 60 seat cafe/coffee shop, print/reprographics shop, video production studio, and a student lounge. The building is organized around a dramatic atrium with open staircase to the lower level and organizes classroom space around laboratories in an “L” shape.
MTTC creates a focal, high profile technology image, yet reflects traditional campus architecture of massive walls and delicate horizontal “portals”. Sustainable design features include East/West building orientation, shaded, high performance glass, reflective roof and vegetative shading. HVAC design includes VFD’s, 100% outside air and full energy management system. Interior design is a deliberate juxtaposition of timeless materials such as slate flooring and granite against high tech materials of polished stainless steel.