The River Crossing Corporate Center is M3’s headquarters. Designed to house our full service Engineering, Architectural and Construction Management staff, the building provides open design studios, training and conference areas, administration functions and centralized Information Technology services for M3.
With 88,000 S.F. of flexible office space, the design utilizes building materials that project a functional and structurally expressive image reflective of the client industries M3 serves.
Design of the building incorporated LEED Sustainable Design Standards, resulting in an energy efficient and healthy environment for M3 staff and clients.
M3’s Office located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico consists of two buildings each having 4,500 square meters of space dedicated to design, engineering and construction management for M3’s projects in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The offices provide work space for over 400 people and are designed for open and free communications between M3 personnel and the various disciplines with an open studio concept. Training rooms, conference rooms and other administrative spaces are located throughout the two story buildings along with a centralized Information Technology center linked to other M3 offices. The interior space exposes the building infrastructure (electric, voice network, data, air conditioning, piping) highlighting M3’s full discipline capabilities.
In terms of green technology, the property reflects M3´s vision in regards to the environmental care, utilizing an insulated metal panel exterior, solar heaters, a water treatment plant, and water sensor taps for water conservation. The exterior landscape utilizes native plants common in the desert region along with an irrigation system minimizing water consumption for landscape purposes.
The office in Hermosillo demonstrates M3’s commitment to provide professional engineering and construction management services to an expanding global market and an efficient work environment for M3 personnel.
Housing significant aviation artifacts the Spirit of Freedom Hanger shelters an impressive collection of aircraft.
As part of the Master Plan developed by M3 for the entire museum grounds, the new hangar and museum store situated at the entrance to the museum create a dynamic new image, setting the quality for future growth in exhibition space and visitor amenities.
The Kino Service Center consolidates the Pima County Community Services into a 28,000 square foot “one stop” center for youth and adult community programs. This facility is unique for Pima County in that it brought together five major sub-organization groups representing nine separate departments into one central facility for people seeking community services and information on the various programs offered by the county.
The facility includes administrators, counselors, employment/training staff, outside agency liaisons and youth program personnel. The facility also contains a library/career resource center and classrooms for a charter school program.
The design goal was to provide an environment that did not have a controlled institutional feel while providing easy access by the community to the facilities’ multi-community functions. The building exterior is a bold response to the surrounding built environment with a colorful use of materials, forms and shapes. The interior spaces provide a contemporary learning environment with modern equipment and a functional distribution of spaces within a three-story structure.
The Bombardier Completion Center at the Bombardier Aviation Services Center included three 123,000-square foot, state-of-the-art aircraft completion and service facilities. The hangars are designed to provide interior finishing, aircraft painting and maintenance services for Bombardier’s Challenger and Global Express aircraft fleet.
Hangar spaces include: Structures and Sheet metal shops, Interiors Shops, Avionics Shops, and administration, sales and customer offices. Floor plan concept allows the shop spaces direct link onto the hangar floors. The Paint facility includes a Prep and Alodine Bay, a Prep and Sanding Bay and a Paint Booth, along with the support services areas. Each individual structure incorporates a 275-foot single clear span steel structure with 30-foot high electronically operated rolling doors that open in either direction.
As part of the Pima Air and Space Museum’s ongoing implementation of their 2005 Master Plan, developed by M3, the 24,000 square feet Flight Central Hangar and Grill provides additional enclosed space for the Museum’s collection of exhibition aircraft and enhances the visitor experience by providing new dining facilities located centrally on the museum grounds.
Seated diners, taking respite from a day at the museum, have commanding views of both the museum’s interior and exterior aircraft exhibitions and real-time military aircraft take-off and landing activity at the adjacent Davis-Monthan U.S. Air Force base.
Representational of flight itself, the new dining facility incorporates the architectural style and materials established by M3 in the design of previous projects at the museum, allowing the museum to expand its program offerings as capital becomes available while still maintaining a cohesive whole to the overall appearance of the entire museum complex.
M3 provided complete architectural and engineering and construction administration services for the expansion project.
Located on the grounds of the Pima Air and Space Museum, the 390th Memorial Museum has been faithfully dedicated to the memory of those who fought in World War II as part of the 390th Bombardment Group. As the museum enters into the future without the first-hand knowledge and service from the veterans of the 390th, the renovation project is a rededication to that memory.
Housed initially in a single span hangar to exhibit a B-17 bomber, the recent museum renovation project significantly updated and expanded the aging facility with new exhibition and research spaces, and a museum entrance to create an identity for the museum in attracting new visitors, ensuring that the narrative in telling the story of the men of the 390th remains relevant to future generations.
M3 provided complete master planning, programming, architectural, engineering, and exhibition design services.
This 13,800 square foot office building is the home of Tucson Building and Remodeling (TBR) Construction and Engineering located in Tucson, Arizona. The design illustrates the construction capabilities of TBR and provides office, administrative and storage space as well as a wood shop. The contemporary open space environment visually expresses the building systems and projects the image of a quality building contractor.
One challenge faced by this project was its modest size. TBR requested that the design of the building utilize tilt-up concrete panels. Having limited casting slab area made panel design and configuration as well as the sequence of construction a critical part of the design.
M3 provided full discipline architectural and engineering services as well as construction administration. The project was successfully executed exceeding the goals and expectations set by TBR.
The Pima County Community Service Center is a new 5000 square foot facility that serves the town of Catalina, Arizona. The center provides space for food receiving, food reserve and food bank, along with a clothing receiving and clothing bank for community distribution. Administrative offices serve family wellness outreach programs and have sound control meeting rooms for individual consultation.
The space also serves as a community satellite health facility for the Pima County Health Department with expansion capabilities for future Senior Food Services. The Health Department satellite program includes examination and consultation rooms, and a testing and analysis lab.
This facility is designed for LEED Silver certification, critical responses to ADA and the elderly.
Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Maintenance Facility and Warehouse provides a home base for Tucson Airport’s personnel who maintain the airfields’ runways and other facilities. The secured compound has shade structures for TAA vehicles and equipment, material storage bins, vehicle wash bays, and a contained landscape chemical mixing space all located around the maintenance building for easy access and shared use.
The Maintenance building gracefully combines the Landscape, Field Maintenance, HVAC, Electric, Welding, and Paint and Auto Shop under one roof, taking into account the future expansion needs of the site. The Warehouse and Archive is a separate building providing TAA a functional and efficient storage facility.
Through hands-on design approach, the TAA Maintenance Facility and Warehouse is a cost effective design solution that provides a comfortable and functional space for the multiple TAA user groups and visitors. Security of TAA personnel and equipment, vehicle circulation and shared common spaces were some of the primary objectives that influenced the design and layout of this facility. The TAA Maintenance Facility and Warehouse built within budget, is a state of the art modern compound that exceeds TAA’s expectations.
This design-build, 49,200 square foot Pre-Stressed Concrete Railroad Tie production facility is located in the Union Pacific Rail Yard, Tucson, Arizona. The new concrete ties manufactured at this facility replace old wooden ties on the railroad’s Southwest rail line and supply ties for a second set of tracks on the railroad’s El Paso-to-Los Angels route.
The plant includes a main concrete process area which has six 400 foot long automated pre-stressing/casting beds with components made up of an overhead concrete distributor, a sawing machine, and tie stacker. The facility casts 1,200 concrete ties a day, with each casting bed containing 18 steel cables stretched at a tension of 6,000 pounds. The process area is supported with a quality assurance lab, administrative office, conference and facilities support area.
The site included areas for cement and aggregate storage, an automated material handling system, concrete batching/mixing system and a crane system.