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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Newport Lofts

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        
Newport Lofts


Entry number: B07009
Project Name:
Newport Lofts
Location: 903 S.Casino Center Blvd.
Building Type: Residential High-Rise
Completion Date: Fall 2007
Architect: WPH Architecture, Inc.

Sustainable Description

Design team:
Architect: WPH Architecture, Inc.
Landscape Architect: WRG Design, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer: Terracon, Inc.
Structural Engineer: MA Engineering, Inc.
Civil Engineer: JHR Associates, Ltd.
Interior Designer: Herbert Gordon Press
MEP Engineer: Harris Consulting Engineers, LLC
General Contractor: Breslin Builders

Narrative/Project Description

Located on a corner lot, Newport Lofts features ground floor retail, six stories of enclosed/secure parking, fourteen stories of condominiums, and an amenities deck. Its concrete core and shear walls support a structural steel frame and composite concrete floor decks.

Retail tenant and an elegant residential lobby activate the street level. Translucent, perforated-metal screens clad six levels of internalized parking. The contemporary exterior is articulated with anodized aluminum windows, EIFS wall panels, and a private balcony for each unit. Penthouses and the signature amenities level cap the high-rise. The crown of the building is defined by an open web, tubular space-frame over an amenities deck that takes advantage of a 360 degree view of the Las Vegas skyline.

Newport Lofts has 168 high-end urban loft units and outdoor terraces, and an unparalleled amenities deck that features a swimming pool, spa, movie room, gym, running track/promenade, and other amenities designed to bring commercial quality health and fitness facilities home to the building occupants. The units, ranging from 900 to 3,000 square feet, are designed in an urban “renovated loft” style with 13 units per floor aligned vertically to the penthouse level. Featuring spectacular views, the penthouse level has a total of 12, two-story penthouse units.

Sustainability Description:

This urban high-rise residential tower uses a variety of passive-solar responses to mitigate the climatic harshness of its desert location. While large cantilevered balconies and louvered canopies spring from each floor to provide sun protection for the extra-insulated body of the tower, the lower portion of the tower encloses all of the project’s parking and is screened by an elegant metal brise-soleil. This acts as a double skin and helps to promote non-mechanical sack-effect cooling as well as helping to shade the building.

Newport Lofts

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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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