On a warm summer morning in a vacant lot on Sandia’s California campus, Labs leadership joined Facilities staff, Protocol personnel and commercial contractors to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the California site’s latest construction project: the Limited Area Multi-Program Security Office Facility Building.
At the Aug. 11 event, Associate Labs Director Andy McIlroy talked about how important the project is for the California site.
“We have a huge surge of work at Sandia/California for our national security mission,” he said. “The increased limited-area office space that will be available once LAMP is built will touch all programs.”
The Limited Area Multi-Program project is part of a multiyear integrated effort to study California site space and manage site population. Construction of the 26,800-square-foot office space has started and is scheduled to be completed in early 2023.
The north portion of the lot is transforming into a two-story office building with four separate suites and flexible, collaborative office layouts to accommodate up to 110 people. The building emphasizes modern security features, including vault-type rooms and videoconference capabilities. Occupancy of the building is expected to take place in March 2023.
“This project is part of a larger plan to modernize infrastructure,” said Pam McKeever, director of California site operations.
An investment in modern space for the site’s future, the new office building will provide limited-area space to accommodate growth in broad-based classified work at Sandia/California.