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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Miley Achievement Center



Entry number: B06018
Project Name: Miley Achievement Center
Building Type: K-12 School
Completion Date: March 2006
Architect: JMA Architecture

Design team:
Interior designer: JMA Architecture
Landscape architect: J.W. Zunino & Associates
Structural engineer: John A. Martin Associates
Electrical engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Civil engineer: Nevada By Design
General contractor: Roche Constructors
Photographers: Opulence Studios
Others on the design team: Gren A/E Consultants

Design Approach/Narrative: Miley Achievement Center is an elementary, middle, and high school organized around the “school within a school” concept. Each is formed around a central “exterior learning” courtyard. Common areas such as offices, the library, multi-purpose room, computer lab, and art room are easily accessed from the main corridor. Separate outdoor areas provide amenities that are age group appropriate.

 The concept of utilizing the criteria established by LEED lends itself to the quality of the learning areas and improving the learning process. Natural day-lighting, energy efficient mechanical systems, and low maintenance materials were utilized. Through presentations and interactive exercises, concepts and goals were developed that reflect the best practices in education and a flexibility to embrace a variety of educational delivery options. Current trends in education, with great emphasis on visioning, were discussed at length.

 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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