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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Mandelbawm Schwartz Law Offices



Entry number: B06011
Project Name: Mandelbaum & Schwartz Law Offices
Building Type: Office Building
Completion Date: November 2004
Architect: Carpenter Sellers Architects

Design team:
Interior designer: Carpenter Seller Architects
Landscape architect: Steve Allen Landscaping
Structural engineer: JCI
Electrical engineer: Wright Engineers
Civil engineer: Civil Works
General contractor: David Jaggers Construction

Design Approach/Narrative: The primary goals of the design were to compress 5,800 s.f. of office space on a 0.4 acre site, provide natural day lighting, create a feeling of openness in the work areas and incorporate covered parking.

Being that the site’s location was in the advent of a Medical District Zoning, we had an opportunity to celebrate this event by the distinction of design character from its surroundings and waning context. The contemporary solution consisted of the main structure becoming a simple box with a north/south oriented butter fly roof to allow high day kit clerestories. The solar/car canopy engaged the main structure along with engaging the angle of the perforated metal tilted cube were the primary entrance was highlighted. This solution allowed the clients to be protected by the elements for their car to the front door along with incorporating the carport with the architecture. The buildings design has adopted the idea of harvesting and channeling water through its landscaping. Copper open faced scuppers run water down the face of the building giving the metal a blue, green and purple patina. In addition, the solar/ car canopy has a custom gutter that directs water through a spout onto a rock out cropping and is dispersed through landscaping.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos





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