Plaza Maya

The General Services Department (GSD) of the State of New Mexico purchased the Plaza Maya building in downtown Albuquerque. The plan was to efficiently consolidate several state agencies at one location. But, the vacant building was in poor condition and in need of significant updating and time/budget was short.

The building's name was to be changed to Chuck S. Gara Public Service Building, honoring a deceased former director of GSD property control.

Several agencies had given notice on existing lease agreements and project completion opening ceremonies were scheduled. The project simply had to be completed on-time and on-budget. There was no plan B.

There was neither time nor budget to go the traditional route using independent Architectural/Engineering and General Contracting services.

GSD turned to On-call/JOC Contractor FacilityBUILD, Inc. to make this difficult and complex project happen.

FacilityBUILD immediately assigned a Design-Build team to the project to work alongside GSD project managers. The collaborative design-assist effort allowed renovation plans to be finalized per floor while extensive interior demolition and tenant improvements were being constructed on others floors.

The multi-story project was completed one floor at a time, allowing state agencies to occupy early. The Fast-Track floor-by-floor project schedule was managed hour-to-hour by FacilityBUILD's Project Manager Larry Ford.