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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2008 awards



Entry number: IE08003
Project Name: Costello Office TI
Building Type: Commercial
Completion Date: October 2007
Architect: Pugsley. Simpson. Coulter. Architects
Building Location: 5145 S. Durango, Unit 2, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Design Team:
Electrical Engineer: Professional Design Associates
General Contractor: Boyd Martin Construction
Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith Structural Engineers
Interior Designer: Puglsey. Simpson. Coulter. Architects
Photographer: Puglsey. Simpson. Coulter. Architects

Statement of Design Approach:
The client wanted to create a comfortable and sophisticated space in which he could work, relax and entertain. This required flexibility in both the space and furniture. The clients love for fishing inspired the design aesthetic, encouraging the idea of movement to be integrated and displayed through rich materials & their applications.

The client required three personal offices, a main office which could function as an informal conference space as well as a lounge, a lobby, small kitchen, storage, and restroom. The project is located in close proximity to the clients daily activities.

Five ottomans were provided as flexible seating for the entire space depending on the changing needs of the each room. In the main office, a modular sofa provides seating which can be reconfigured as needed. Nine foot high sliding glass doors provide a main focal point for the space as you enter, but can also slide apart to enclose the main office if privacy is desired.

The materials and applications used throughout evoke concepts interpreted from the very nature of fishing. The idea of movement is shown by the grain of the granite, the wood grille which climbs up the wall and spans across the ceiling, the variation of color in the slate floor, the texture of the glass doors, the varying heights of the cabinets in the kitchen, and the sculpted gypsum panels on the back wall of the main room all work to move your eye around the space.

Layers of various elements in the space relate to the effect of water in a lake screening the contents below. The translucency of the glass doors and resin panels within the wood doors diffuses movement behind, the metal fabric, resin panel & lighting system in the restroom, the herringbone pattern of the glass tile, the layers of lighting in the offices & restroom all evoke the idea of layering.

Materials & applications were chosen for qualities shared with those found in nature such as the glass tiles & doors to water, the herringbone pattern to scales of a fish, pebble mosaic, natural slate, granite, leather and wood.

The completed space provides a sophisticated interpretation and integration of the ideas and materials of fishing while functionally providing flexible spaces for the dynamic needs of the client.

Sustainable Aspects:
The sustainable aspects of the project include the use of low VOC paints & primers which conform to the Green Seal's Standard GS-11 & LEED requirements. The core of the wood panels & grille are made with 100% recycled and recovered wood fiber. All glass used in the production of the UltraGlas custom doors was composed of a minimum of 15-30% recycled glass and were manufactured under California's strict air and environmental standards. The multiple cove lighting applications utilize LED fixtures, and all personal offices have ample daylight and views to the outside.




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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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