Site Vision

InnovateABQ® is a public-private partnership created to develop a 7-acre innovation district in downtown Albuquerque to foster economic development and job creation in New Mexico. The site is intended to help put the region on a path to higher growth by improving the productivity of people and firms in ways that lead to better incomes and living standards for all. This vision includes more than 600,000 square feet of physically-compact, technically-wired, walkable space devoted to bringing together New Mexico’s innovators to foster the creation of long-term, job-creating ventures and increase access to opportunity for the entire community.

Lobo Rainforest Building

The existing 7-acre site consists of the UNM Rainforest Lobo Building, the CNM Fuse building, and the former First Baptist Church buildings which are presently vacant. The two story classroom wing to the west will be renovated by HATCHspaces as wet lab space in the near term, while the sanctuary and tower portion to the east remain available for a unique renovation. To learn more about the Lobo Rainforest building and upcoming Events, please visit

Fuse Maker Space

FUSE Makerspace, powered by CNM Ingenuity, is a hands-on makerspace and engineering lab with everything that artists, designers, and businesses need to make an idea come to life.

The FUSE Makerspace is a community center with tools that allow members to design, prototype, and create manufactured works.

FUSE Makerspace partners with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), giving our members access to affordable, high-quality classes as well as mentoring from other makers and community members.

We believe in fostering the startup spirit in Albuquerque’s Innovation District by creating jobs and supporting businesses in the downtown community. We are invested in stimulating creative thinking and economic growth in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

Hatch Biosciences Center

The Hatch Biosciences Center, currently in the construction process, will be a state-of-the-art bioscience lab facility.

The Jungle

There is a sanctuary and tower vision.

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