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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Mercer



Entry number: UB06013
Project Name: Mercer
Building Type: Multifamily residential
Completion Date: February 2008
Architect: assemblageSTUDIO

Design team:
Architect of record: Epstein
Landscape architect: assemblageSTUDIO
Structural engineer: Epstein
Civil engineer: Epstein
General contractor: Vanguard

Design Approach/Narrative: In a city being taken over by high-end high-rise condominium projects, this project provides to the community an alternative to the high-rise 2nd home projects being developed. This project establishes a residential environment attainable to the service workers of this community without sacrificing design… it actually encourages design through the modern appearance in contrast to the sea of red tile Mediterranean and glass encased high-rise.

The design creates a sense of community in the courtyard and oversized street walking edges. The design embraces the desert climate, creating the opportunity for cross ventilation through each unit from the cooler courtyard. Residents are drawn into the courtyard through open balconies at each unit.

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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