Constructed December, 2006.
Completed (approximately) July, 2008.
Seeking LEED Gold Certification
The design is based on the unique site located right by US 95 and the interchange of I-15. To achieve the size of the development, the office building has to be on top of the parking garage. This arrangement creates several opportunities: to have a plaza level demonstration garden in the air where the building starts; to give the office tower a base to the ground; to increase the density of the development and creates an urban environment; and to elevate the building to have the maximum exposure on the freeway.
The geometry of the building is coming from the curving freeway in front of the building. The building has communications with moving cars with its size, materials, and forms. The garden level will be above the free way but building entrance will still be clearly identified because of the two-story high entrance statement.
The raised floor system is used in the buildings interior to distribute air power and data for efficiency and flexible distribution. Day lighting principals are incorporated into the design with different specification of the glass and light shelves. Solar panels are used to generate the energy for the garage, and innovative HVAC system is used for less energy consumption.
AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06004, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD
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Illia, Tony 2006 Green Thumb. Southwest Contractor, October 58-60.
"Nevada Best of 2007: Molasky Corporate Cetner." Southwest Contractor. December 2007: 82.
Roberts, Alana. "Downtown Las Vegas's Urban Renewal: Revitalization of downtown and its arts and entertainment district bolsters its potential." Urban Land. September 2007: 108-113.
Smith, Hubble. “Progress continues at Molasky corporate center.” 2 October 2006. [Online].
Accessed October 2 2006.
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"water authority's New "Green" Building" KTNV ABC , Channel 13,Las Vegas, Nevada. August 23,2007. LVO MG 4
Other size measure:
17-Story, 243 Ft. Tower
6-Level, 568,000 Sq.Ft., 1,147 Space Parking Structure
Irwin Molasky (Developer)
Parkway Center LLC (Owner)
Interior designer: Spazio Design, Inc.
Landscape architect: Nuvis Architect
Structural engineer: Englekirk Partners
Electrical engineer: Flack + Kurtz
Civil engineer: TRC/V-Point
General contractor: Korte Company
Las Vegas, NV
Grand Central Parkway and City Parkway (formerly F Street)
Southwest Contractor Nevada Best of - Private Green Building Project. Awarded on 2007.