Patrick J. Baca Library

  • BIM
  • Controls
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Completed in 2015 and the largest branch library in the system, the Patrick J. Baca Library is unique in its own right. The two-story library features state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical, A/V, security and IT systems, all designed by B&P. The library uses an underfloor air distribution/raised floor system which will ease the work of redistributing systems for future expansion.

Focusing on immediate needs and planning for the future of the community, the new building has spaces for patrons of all ages. The young adult room is enclosed behind glass walls and contains books intended for this age group, but has other features young teens and adults will enjoy, such as a large television and sound system, and gaming consoles.

In addition to the young adult room and housing 85,000 collection items, the library also includes a 150-seat community room, reading room, an outdoor plaza a program room for children’s events, teleconferencing equipment, and 44 computers available for public use.


Albuquerque, NM





American Institute of Architects-Albuquerque, Honor Award, 2015


Energy Efficient Lighting

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) with Reduced Fan Energy & Higher Equipment Efficiency

Water Efficient Plumbing


25,305 Square Feet


$8.4 Million

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