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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Business Bank of Nevada



Entry number: UB06003
Project Name: Business Bank of Nevada
Building Type: Office building
Completion Date: July, 2007
Architect: HFTA/KKE of Nevada, Inc

Design team:
Landscape architect: RPA Landscape Architecture
Structural engineer: E-Steel Design-Build Group, LLC
Electrical engineer: MSA Engineering, Inc
Civil engineer: Slater Hanifan Group
General contractor: Whiting – Turner Contracting Co.

Design Approach/Narrative:

This is a contemporary design of desert architecture for a private developed office building. The design was generated according to its unique location.

The geometry of the building is coming from the specific location of the project. Different views and angles determined different shapes of forms with balconies and decks for the views to the valley, especially, the red rock canyon.

The structure of the bank provided the conceptual basis for the design of its headquarter: the stone colonnade for the building base with higher floor to floor height, the ATM canopy for the drive trough customers, and the 6 th floor houses the corporate executives group with balcony looking out to the Red Rock Canyon.

The curved form of the main massing is also generated from the view angles to the Red Rock Canyon. This gives the building maximum exposure to the view, creates a dynamic movement of the basic form, and provides communication between the intersection of Charleston/Pavilion drive and the office building.

The punched opening is the response to the climate of Las Vegas, with different shade glass specification, to limit heat gain into the building envelope.


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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