New York State Observatory

M3 provided a ‘Facility Architectural Concept Design’ for the Rochester Institute of Technology in support of the New York State Observatory (NYSO).  The NYSO project was investigating a potential site for a future observatory at Cerro Morado, Chile.  In support of this effort, M3 investigated the following:

  1. Site Data
    • Access Road
    • Survival Conditions
    • Operating Conditions
    • Site Utilities
    • Applicable Codes and Seismic Requirements
  2. Requirements Definition
    • Fixed Base
    • Telescope Pier
    • Support Building
    • Utilities Plant
    • Utility Tunnel
    • Electrical Systems
    • Critical Risk Assessment
  3. Conceptual Design
    • Floor Plans
    • Sections
    • Renderings
    • Materials Overview
  4. Preliminary Cost Estimate
  5. Design & Construction Schedule