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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Mirabelli Community Center


Community Center


Entry number: B06015
Project Name: Mirabelli Community Center
Address: 6200 Hargrove Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89107
Building Type: Public, Community Center
Completion Date: February 2006
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.

Design team:
Interior designer: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
Landscape architect: J.W. Zunino & Associates
Structural engineer: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
Electrical engineer: MSA Engineering, INC.
Civil engineer: WRG Design, Inc.
General contractor: Jaynes Corporation
Photographer: Patrick Coulie Photography

Design Approach/Narrative: Mirabelli Community Center is located in the heart of an old established residential neighborhood in the City of Las Vegas. The purpose of this project was to demolish the older, outdated, Mirabelli Community Center and replace it with a more modern facility, designed to meet the community’s growing program needs including gymnastics and basketball.

Tight site constraints, the 95 freeway to the north, and the established residential neighborhood to the south, presented a unique design challenge to accommodate the large programmatic requirements for the facility. To address this, the community center was designed around a “mall” concept utilizing a long spine as the backbone of the facility with various community rooms accessible from the main corridor. Additional consideration was given to the gymnastics program on one end of the facility and basketball on the opposite end. Both programs were given equal attention by providing main entries from either side of the building into designated lobby spaces for welcoming special events.

Building area was 31,500 square feet and materials used included concrete, steel and stucco.

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





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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