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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> UNLV student services



Entry number: UB06015
Project Name: UNLV student services
Building Type: Office/ Academic
Completion Date: January 2008
Architect: assemblageSTUDIO

Design team:
MP Engineer: Petty
Structural Engineer: MendenHall Smith
Electrical Engineer: TJK Engineers
Civil Engineer: Summit Engineers
Others on the team: Robin Snyder

Design Approach/Narrative: The initial concept centered on creating a working environment rich with natural lighting. Our research into the office and customer service areas indicated that natural lighting was the key to employee satisfaction in their productivity, morale, absenteeism, and turnover as well as playing a vital role in satisfying customers while waiting for service. The research shows it wasn't just providing a small "peeking" window but vast amounts of glazing to allow for visual distractions & lighting. We explored various means of getting light into the facility: filtered light into the courtyard, open glazed walls, borrowed light, protected viewing windows, and a skylight directly over the working surface of the registration counters.

 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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