Los Alamos National Laboratory

Non Proliferation and International Security Center


Los Alamos National Laboratory


Los Alamos, New Mexico


The NISC project is a 165,000 SF five story mixed use radiological/electronic/optical laboratories with offices for the NIS Division at LANL. Its mission is to focus on detection research, intelligence, nuclear safeguards and emergency response worldwide. There will be 465 occupants from the NIS Division in program, group and division offices. Levels 3 and 4 feature extreme security precautions for intelligence and are a Secure Compartmental Information Facility (SCIF). In the basement level are Category III Special Nuclear Material (SMN) vaults as well as instrumentation development and training laboratories. The building also features a full machine shop with high-bay assembly area. The NISC was a Design Build delivery approach led by Hensel Phelps Construction. The total project cost was $50,000,000.

Project Team: Executive Architect: HDR, Inc.

Architectural Project Manger/Project Designer: Matt Sears while affiliated with HDR

Research Intelligence SCIF Radiological Optical Science