Where Scientific Tradition
and Vision Converge.

Open to the public, MaxQ@Kirtland’s high-tech commercial campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is located on the Kirtland Air Force Base north of the base’s security fence and just a short drive to the Albuquerque international airport. The one million square foot campus, currently in Phase One of its development, will connect to the base through a dedicated and secure pedestrian gate expected to be completed by early 2025.

About MaxQ@Kirtland

MaxQ Map

Kirtland AFB is home to the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command and Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Air Force Research Laboratory, including its Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates, which are leading national efforts to develop and protect space.

Tenancy at MaxQ@Kirtland, which gives commercial enterprises a unique opportunity to co-locate near government customers, can be undertaken through a build-to-suit or ground lease agreement, and facilities can include secure and unsecure office and lab space and Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities.

"By being this close to the Air Force Research Lab, Space Rapid Capabilities Office, and Space Systems Command, we can speed the development of our space products and technologies.” 
- Matt Verock, Northrop Grumman (Space Security Systems)

Northrop Grumman is an anchor tenant at MaxQ@Kirtland, where it has built a 27,000 square foot facility as part of Phase One development to support its space systems engineering operations. Phase One, comprising 20 acres of land, will be a mixed-use, town center style development that includes retail and hospitality space. The four-phase project is being designed by leading architecture firm Dekker, Perich, Sabatini.

contactors-northrup

MaxQ@Kirtland Phase 1 Development

Phase1SitePlan

Retail/Restaurant
1 story
5,000 SF

Retail/Restaurant
1 story
6,000 SF

Retail/Restaurant/Drive Thru
1 story
3,500 SF

Drive Thru
1 story
3,000 SF

Retail/Restaurant/Drive Thru
1 story
4,000 SF

Retail/Restaurant
1 story
4,000 SF

Drive Thru
1 story
2,500 SF

Retail
1 story
5,500 SF

Retail
1 story
6,000 SF

Retail
1 story
5,000 SF

Retail
1 story
3,500 SF

Retail
1 story
5,000 SF

Hotel
100 keys
4 story
50,000 SF

Retail
1 story
2,500 SF

Retail
1 story
5,500 SF

Office
1 story
52,000 SF

Office
1 story
12,500 SF

Office
2.5 story
58,000 SF

Office
2.5 story
58,000 SF

Office
1 story
9,500 SF

Office
2 story
50,000 SF

Phase1-rendering

MaxQ@Kirtland, developed by Thunderbird Kirtland Management, is made possible through the
Department of the Air Force’s Enhanced Use Lease program, which leases military-owned land for private sector development at fair market value or in-kind consideration.

About Albuquerque

At the heart of Space Valley is one of the nation's oldest cities. With a nearly 600,000-strong population, blending Anglo, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Spanish communities, Albuquerque thrives in a diverse environment, fostering innovation through its unique fusion of art, science, and nature.

  • Thriving job market
  • Affordable living costs
  • Low median home prices
  • Minimal traffic congestion
  • Sunny, warm climate
  • Outdoor enthusiast paradise