McClain + Yu has recently completed design for New Mexico Tech’s new Data Center Building. The project includes a highly efficient In-Row Cooling System, state of the art fire detection and suppression systems, redundant power and back-up power systems along with a robust exterior rain screen envelope system. Significant design challenges were the provision of new site infrastructure, including medium voltage electrical service, new sanitary sewer service, domestic water and a critical tie in to the campus fiber backbone.  The design team met with the NMT Technology staff to understand the intricacies of the processes and workflows needing to be accommodated in the Data Center. In some cases, these processes had worked around inefficiencies in the old facility and there were opportunities for improvement which now will work to the staff’s advantage.  McClain + Yu’s efforts included security, parking, backup power generation, future expansion and access control.