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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Stanhi

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        




Entry number: UB07014
Project Name: Stanhi
Location: S.3rd St. & Gass Ave. Las Vegas NV
Building Type: Mixed-use - condominium tower
Completion Date: 2009
Architect:  WPH Architecture, Inc.

Sustainability Description

Design Team:
Architect / Interior Designer: WPH Architecture, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Studio VBM, LLC
Structural Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: JHR Associates, Ltd.
Sub-Contractor: HB Parkco
MEP Engineer: Flack + Kurtz
General Contractor: Breslin Builders


Narrative/Project Description:

Stanhi is designed to offer its residents a modern urban living experience combined with a contemporary Zen appeal. This crisp glass form embarks a distinction to the new generation of high-rises that characterizes the ever-growing downtown Las Vegas.

This 45-story mixed-use condominium tower will be the tallest building of its kind in the growing downtown Las Vegas arts district. Stanhi includes two amenities decks, a pool and spa, clubhouse, jogging track, custom cabanas and private sun-decks, all fringed with lush green pockets. With the residential units starting at the 9th floor, the all-glass facade will provide natural lighting to the units as well as offer unparalleled panoramic views. At the ground level, a split-level pedestrian area surrounds the lobby, a restaurant and a boutique.

Stanhi will consist of post-tensioned, cast-in-place concrete slab construction and an environmentally controlled skin that will be comprised of a window-wall glazing system. A signature faceted glass element flanks the northeast building corner, creating a dynamic building form. The parking garage will be veiled with panelized perforated metal and EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish System).

Sustainability Description:

This sprawl-reducing residential high-rise relies on the low-­emissivity and reflective properties of its insulated glass skin to provide both visual interest and a sustainable response to its hot-dry site. The body of the tower features a complex elevation patterns derived from the varying colors, reflectivities and opacities of its window-wall glazing system components and the aesthetic incorporation of shading derived from the cantilevered slab extensions at every floor all round the building. The naturally ventilated, heavily insulated building podium provides for the enclosure of all of the project's on-site parking.








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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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