Mesa Lab Architecture

A model of the Mesa Lab and the land around it.

How did I.M. Pei come up with his vision for the Mesa Lab? Why was this particular location selected? Enjoy the mountain view while you discover the answers to these questions and learn about the architecture of the Mesa Lab.

  • Explore design plans, historic images, and informational panels documenting the Mesa Lab, from conception through construction to completion.
  • Examine a scale model of architect I.M. Pei's original plan for the NCAR Mesa Lab to see a bird's eye view of the building and surrounding land.

The north wall of the architecture exhibit that shows the window towards the flatirons.