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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2005 awards -> CCSN Health Sciences Building



Entry number:


Project Name:

CCSN Health Sciences Building

Project Address:

6375 N. Charleston Blvd. , Las Vegas , NV

Building Type:


Completion Date:

September 2005

Design Team





JMA Architecture Studios


Civil Engineers

Lochsa Engineering


Client / Owner / Developer

Community College of Southern Nevada


Electrical Engineers

JBA Consulting Engineers


Exterior Lighting



Food Service



General Contractors



Interior Designers

JMA Architecture Studios



Design For Science


Landscape Architects

Southwick Landscape Architects



Opulence Studios


Structural Engineers

Bennett & Jimenez

Design Approach: The design team faced three challenges. One was the implementation of the new campus master plan while simultaneously creating an overall sense of unity with the existing campus. To accomplish the goal a third plaza was created to complete the main pedestrian mall. The design team provided connectivity to the existing plazas. Materials and muted desert colors were used that complement the campus while setting the tone for future expansion and maintenance. The second challenge was to create a sense of identity and community for Health Sciences. A covered walkway was conceived that will connect the buildings in the Health Sciences Plaza . This walkway was incorporated into the building lobby to reinforce unity with the plaza. A hierarchy of public outdoor and indoor spaces was developed. The final challenge was to create a regionally appropriate building. To do this the building was orientated to respect climate conditions. A solar voltaic structure is planned for future installation.


Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Master Plan, Floor Plans, Elevations, Renderings, Interior Photos and CD











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