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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2008 awards



Entry number: B08049
Project Name: Faciliteq
Building Type: Mixed-Use
Completion Date: September 2007
Architect: SH Architecture
Building Location: 815 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Design Team:
Electrical Engineer: Wright Engineers
General Contractor: Kalb Construction
Structural Engineer: Wright Engineers
Photographer: Curt Carlson

Statement of Design Approach:
To convert an existing 10,650 sqft. auto repair shop into functional office space while maintaining the character of the existing building.

Faciliteq, onec home to Sedano Auto repair, was an integral part of downtown Las Vegas. Having surpassed its services, the building was vacated and sat empty before being purchased by a sustainable conscious owner. The owners' vision was to renovate the existing auto shop into office and warehouse space. The main design approach was to maintain the original character of the building structurally and aesthetically. This was accomplished by maintaining punched openings in the walls and implementing an under floor HVAC system to keep the bowstring trusses free of all systems.

Approximately 10,650 sqft. of commercial furniture showroom with warehouse, and a 1,500 sqft. loft apartment were renovated. Natural daylight was introduced to the space by large sectional glass doors as well as skylights. Additional roof insulation was added along with recycled carpets, fabrics, and equipment. There was no additional parking added on-site to encourage use of the bordering mass transit route. The 75 lineal feet of exterior facade & sidewalks on Main Street & First Street was designed to provide pedestrian friendly streetscape. The project is located at 817 S. Main Street in Las Vegas, NV.

Sustainability Description:
General Information

  • Adaptive re-use/ renovation - convert a repair shop into office/showroom
  • 10,650 Total square feet
  • Under floor HVAC distribution system
  • Increased roof insulation
  • Increased shading at west facade
  • Natural light (skylights)
  • Recycled carpet, fabrics, and equipment
  • No additional parking, facility on existing mass transit route




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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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