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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Molasky Corporate Center



Entry number: UB06004
Project Name: Molasky Corporate Center
Building Type: Commercial Office Building (LEED Silver)
Completion Date: Est July 2007
Architect: HFTA/KKE of Nevada. Inc.

Design team:
Interior designer: Spazio Design, Inc.
Landscape architect: Nuvis Architect
Structural engineer: Englekirk Partners
Electrical engineer: Flack + Kurtz
Civil engineer: TRC/V-Point
General contractor: Marnell Corrao

Design Approach/Narrative: The design is based on the unique site located right by US 95 and the interchange of I-15. To achieve the size of the development, the office building has to be on top of the parking garage. This arrangement creates several opportunities: to have a plaza level demonstration garden in the air where the building starts; to give the office tower a base to the ground; to increase the density of the development and creates an urban environment; and to elevate the building to have the maximum exposure on the freeway.

 The geometry of the building is coming from the curving freeway in front of the building. The building has communications with moving cars with its size, materials, and forms. The garden level will be above the free way but building entrance will still be clearly identified because of the two-story high entrance statement.

 The raised floor system is used in the buildings interior to distribute air power and data for efficiency and flexible distribution. Day lighting principals are incorporated into the design with different specification of the glass and light shelves. Solar panels are used to generate the energy for the garage, and innovative HVAC system is used for less energy consumption.

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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