LANL officials tour the new Employee Training Academy housed in this recently refurbished facility in downtown Los Alamos at 195 East Road. Inside, new and current employees will complete coursework in Fissionable Materials Handling and Glovebox Operations. No actual radiological work will be carried out here. Courtesy/LANL
- LANL signs five-year lease on 49,200-square-foot facility
Beginning May 17, 2021, a group of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees will move in to a 49,000-square-foot facility in downtown Los Alamos.
Once COVID restrictions are lifted and the first level of the building remodel is complete, the new Employee Training Academy housed there will accommodate more than 120 employees and a variety of hands-on training and qualification spaces.
“The East Road building is a smart choice for the Laboratory as we expand our mission and require more modern training facilities,” LANL Director Thom Mason said.
With Los Alamos County in Turquoise and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham planning for New Mexico to re-open in late June, Los Alamos residents are wondering how the Laboratory’s presence downtown will look post-pandemic.
The former Community Partnerships Office on Central Avenue will continue to be leased by the Laboratory post-COVID, housing Communications Arts & Services (CAS).
Central Park Square has undergone a significant remodel and has been transformed into a high-density telecommuting hub for the Lab’s business services organizations.
The Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave., is in the process of revitalizing exhibits and remodeling office space in preparation for a potential early-summer reopening.
The building at 195 East Road is only partially remodeled and is expected to be completely open this winter.
Remodeling continues at LANL’s new Employee Training Academy at 195 East Road, which is expected to be fully occupied this winter. Courtesy/LANL
About Los Alamos National Laboratory (www.lanl.gov)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is managed by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.