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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2009 awards -> Vegas PBS/CCSD Technology Campus


Entry number: B09050
Project Name: Vegas PBS/CCSD Technology Campus
Building Type: Broadcasting/Educational Facility
Completion Date: November 2008
Building Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type of Construction: Steel, metal framing
Materials Used: Steel, Low-e glazing, metal paneling, E.F.l.S
Building Area: 108,056 sf

Design Team:
Architecture Firm: JMA Architecture Studios
Architect of Record: Klai Juba Architects
Vegas PBS & Clark County School District
Interior Designer:
JMA Architecture Studios
Landscape Architect: JW Zunino & Associates
Structural Engineer: Wright Engineers
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Nevada By Design
General Contractor: Martin Harris Construction
Photographer: Opulence Studios

Statement of Design Approach:
This project serves both as a broadcasting station for Vegas PBS and a Virtual High School for Clark County School District. The prime objective of the project was to construct an integrated facility providing seamless interaction between both institutions and allowing the electronic distribution of educational tools. The second objective of the project was to build a sustainable building which will serve as a model for green broadcasting stations and as a national PBS business model for public/private partnerships. The third objective was to build a facility to serve as a homeland security and emergency response center.

The two programs combined into a single high-tech facility that can share electronics while maintaining their own missions led to a design with two single wings and a central core. The use of technology and LEED requirements blended into the design to create a 21 51 century facility.

Sustainable Description:
The campus is targeting Gold LEEOTM Certification. Two hundred and two geothermal wells were installed below ground to keep the water temperatures going in and out of the cooling lowers al a 55 degree ambienllemperature. The electrical control systems have been designed to minimize power consumption and mechanical equipment has been designed with intricate controls and the highest efficiency ratings. Sloped rooftop for water to be captured during rainstorms and stored for later use as "gray water". Outside lighting is being transmitted into the building using SolaTube skylights throughout the roof. The 180 KWOC photovoltaic system installed on the roof will produce 17.5% of energy demand. Additional features ensure that the Campus will have an average energy savings 35 percent below current Clark County building codes.



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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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