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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Clark County Regional Justice Center



Entry number: B06020
Project Name: Clark County Regional Justice Center
Building Type: Courthouse
Completion Date: October 2005
Architect: Tate Snyder Kimsey

Design team:
Interior designer: Tate Snyder Kimsey
Landscape architect: SWA Group
Structural engineer: LERA Engineers
Electrical engineer: JBA Engineers
Civil engineer: Poggemeyer
General contractor: AF Construction
Photographer: Tom Bonner

Design Approach/Narrative: The Regional Justice Center echoes the traditional courthouse by providing an elevated glazed entrance plaza that projects a strong identity to the street. The design maximizes natural light in public and office spaces while maintaining the complex security and zoning requirements of a modern courthouse. The five-story base of the complex, which houses administrative areas, reflects a compatible building scale to the existing downtown fabric. Courtrooms and judges’ chambers are located in the 19-story tower, where public, staff and inmate circulation zones are carefully controlled.

A typical Courthouse generally has only one point of entry for security purposes. However, to accommodate an unusually high traffic volume it was necessary to create two points of entry for the RJC. We designed a wide central public lobby that ran the entire length of the facility connecting the secure points of entry; we located elevators and escalators at the mid point between them. This allowed for moving people in and out of the building more quickly, and has enhanced public access to a high traffic public facility.

 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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