Continental Divide Electric Co-Op Administration Building

Owner: Continental Divide Electric Cooperative
Location: Grants, New Mexico
Architect: Formative Architecture


The main administration building provides spaces for visitors, coop members, department office spaces, and a board room. The building’s stepped massing echoes the surrounding landscape of mesa silhouettes in the distance. Natural daylighting is an integral aspect of the design as the building layout places offices at its perimeter and shared spaces at the buildings interior with larger public areas defined by high clerestory windows and exposed structural steel.