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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Carnegie Summit



Entry number: UB06011
Project Name: Carnegie Summit
Building Type: Residential - Medium Density
Completion Date: Estimated 2007
Architect: RAFI Architecture

Design team:
Interior designer: SH Architecture
Landscape architect: Southwick Landscape Architecture
Structural engineer: Mendenhall-Smith Incorporated
Electrical engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Civil engineer: Lochsa Engineering
Others on the design team: E.S.G. Construction Consultant

Design approach/Narrative: The site is designed to encourage a sense of community with integrated amenities such as a communal party gazebo, exclusive outdoor fitness track, edible landscape, community gardens, and a grandchildren’s play center. All units are ADA adaptable. Units are designed as attached homes to increase the energy efficiency of each residence. Designed around LEED Home guidelines, each residence achieves a LEED Home Certified rating. In additiona, nine units are designed to incorporate an outdoor roof-top living area fire pit and bar-b-que grill, which provides residents a private outdoor area with un-obscured views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Context: Adjacent to the corner of Carnegie Street and Kenneth Avenue in Henderson Nevada.

Constraints: Design and Construction of Residences based on LEED Home plot. Cost 4.5 million, area 2,100 Square Feet x 16.

Challenges: Energy efficient and economical while incorporating community urban feel.

Regional Significance: First zero-energy homes in Nevada

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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