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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> CCSN Health Services & Nursing Building

Citation Award


Entry number: B06016
Project Name: CCSN Health Services & Nursing Building 
Address: 6375 N. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas NV
Building Type: Educational
Completion Date: September 2005
Architect: JMA Architects

Design team:
Interior designer: JMA Architects
Landscape architect: SouthWick Landscape
Structural engineer: Bennett & Jimenez
Electrical engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Civil engineer: Lochsa Engineering
General contractor: Martin-Harris
Photograhper: Opulence Studios
Others on the design team: Design for Science

Design Approach/Narrative: The health Science Building is located on the west Charleston Campus if the Community College of Southern Nevada. 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. Materials and muted desert colors were used that complement the campus while setting the tone for future expansions 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. 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 oriented to respect climate conditions. A solar voltaic shade structure is planned for future installation.

All building systems and materials have been chosen based on a common sense approach to green architecture and energy efficiency. The rooftop is designed for future installation of photovoltaics to supplement energy, while being finished with synthetic stucco and stone.

Total building area included 85,400 sf and building materials used were synthetic stucco, stone and steel frame.

 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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