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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2009 awards -> Cashman Equipment


Entry number: B09003
Project Name: Cashman Equipment
Building Type: Corporate Headquarters Campus
Completion Date: December 2008
Building Location: 3300 St. Rose Pkwy Henderson, NV
Type of Construction: II-B
Materials Used: Tilt-up concrete, steel framing, metal panels
Building Area: 7 buildings totalling 300,000 sf

Design Team:
Architecture Firm: SH Architecture
Architect of Record: Curt Carlson
Client/Owner/Developer: Cashman Equipment Company
Landscape Architect: Nuvis Landscape Architecture and Planning
Structural Engineer: Menderhall Smith Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Harris Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Harris Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Per4mance Engineering
General Contractor: Burke and Associates, Inc.
Photographer: In Site Architecture Photography

Statement of Design Approach:
Cashman Equipment had three design goals: 1) a highly efficient work environment, 2) as sustainable as possible and 3) maintain the Caterpillar corporate identity. The campus is laid out on 56 acres with separate buildings for different operations/ functions within the company. The buildings are all tied together with similar materials and color schemes but each building has a unique appearance. The Caterpillar Corporate Yellow is used sparingly as accents on the exterior and interior.

Cashman Equipment is comprised of seven buildings totalling 300,000 sf on 56 acres. The LEED Gold Certified complex is designed to handle warehouse operations, large equipment sales/service/repair, equipment rental, employee training, retail sales and corporate administrative functions. Each building on campus has a distinct character, but they are unified by a common material and color palette. The work environments are designed to provide abundant natural light and ventilation in the shop and warehouse areas as well as office areas. Employee comfort and parity were key issues in designing all spaces. One of the most significant features of Cashman Equipment is sustainability. The entire campus is designed to exceed a LEED Gold rating. To achieve this, the entire complex is serviced by an underground geothermal system to reduce HVAC operating costs by as much as 45%. Abundant natural light in 90% of occupied spaces coupled with solar shading control with exterior louvers and interior shades controlled by automatic sun sensors reduces lighting and HVAC costs as well. All interior lighting systems are controlled by occupancy and daylight sensors to further reduce utility costs. The building uses a high percentage of recycled products such as terrazzo tile with recycled glass aggregate, fabrics of 100% recycled polyester, carpet with recycled yarn, and lockers made from recycled milk cartons.

Sustainable Description:
Cashman Equipment is LEED Gold Certified.
Human Scale - The 56 acre, seven building campus is interconnected through an internal pedestrian walkways, courtyards and outdoor patio and break areas.
Mixed-Use - The campus contains equipment sales, equipment rental, equipment repair, retail sales, warehouse, training center, cafeteria and office space in the seven buildings.
Preserve Urban Centers - The facility fully conforms with the Cityís master plan and required NO zone changes, CUPís or special development provisions.
Vary Transportation - The facility is on a major transportation corridor with public transportation and the company has a carpool program, a hybrid vehicle program, motorcycle and bicycle provisions.
Vibrant Public Spaces - The campus features a public trail system with art and furniture created from recycled equipment parts.
Create Identity - The city envisioned this area, and particularly this project, as a gateway to the city.
Protect Resources - LEED Gold, Ground source geo-thermal heat pump heating and cooling system, recycled rock for sub base, occupancy and daylight sensors, recycled interior and exterior building components, cradle to cradle furniture systems and xeriscape landscaping for water reduction.
Design Matters - Making a heavy equipment, industrial building a good neighbor.



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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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