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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2008 awards



Entry number: B08046
Project Name: Carson City Sheriffs Administration Building
Building Type: Government and public
Completion Date: January 2008
Architect: Ganthner Melby LLC, Architects & Planners
Building Location: 911 Musser St., Carson City, NV 89701

Design Team:
Electrical Engineer: PK Electrical
Landscape Architect: Sandra Wendel Landscape Architect
Structural Engineer: Hyytinen Engineering
Civil Engineer: Lumos & Associates
Construction Manager: Metcalf Builders, Inc.
Photographer: Valerie Clark Photography
Mechanical: Ainsworth Associates

Statement of Design Approach:
The new Sheriffs Administration Building is designed to be a complimentary addition to a current Justice Facility Complex site.

The building is designed as a two level building, with the majority of public access functions located on the first level. The exterior facade of the building is designed to blend with that of an existing Courts Facility, yet have its own identify and civic/law enforcement image.

The following criteria was identified for the design approach for the new Facility. It is believed that all Design Criteria have been met.

  • Ability to meet "essential services" of the building and code requirements
  • Ability to deliver the required space identified in the Facility Space Needs Assessment
  • Ability to group components for efficient operations (needed adjacencies)
  • Ability to provide needed security zoning
  • Ability to separate public, staff, and prisoner movements
  • Ability to achieve desired civil/sheriff facility image
  • Ability for future expansion
  • Ability to accept new technology systems, furnishings, equipment, etc.
  • Adequacy of parking for department and public
  • Adequacy of mechanical, electrical, and technology support stem
  • Ability of facility to support cost-effective operations and reduce long-term life-cycle costs.
  • Facility visibility and accessibility to the public.
The new Sheriffs Administration Building is comprised of the following functional components: Office of the Sheriff; Coroner; Technical Services Division, Administration and Detention, including Administrative Unit, Records Unit, Civil Unit, Business Office with Central Supply, and Communications; Operations Division, including Administration, Investigations-Detectives Unit, Investigations-Property & Evidence and Crime Lab, Patrol Section and Traffic Unit; and Departmental Services, including Locker & Physical Training Areas, Public Areas, and Employee Services with Break Room.

Sustainable Description:
Although there was no mandate for this building to obtain LEED status, the design incorporates several sustainability aspects.

Features include the following:
Environmental control and monitoring systems; light timers; natural lighting with use of clerestory windows; reflective roof membrane; and waterless urinals. Landscaping utilizes a drip irrigation system and drought tolerant plants to minimize water usage.



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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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