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UNLV Student Services Buildings, Phase II

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4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose(s): Addition
Completed: 2007-07
Cost: $10M
Size (sq. ft.): 15960
Owners: University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada State Public Works Board
Contractors: General Contractor: Richardson Construction of Nevada
MP Engineer: Petty & Associates; TJ Krob Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith
Electrical Engineer: TJK Engineers
Civil Engineer: Summit Engineers, Civil Works Inc.
Others on the team: Robin Snyder
Description: Twin structure tied together with an outdoor shaded plaza.

The initial concept centered on creating a working environment rich with natural lighting. Our research into the office and customer service areas indicated that natural lighting was the key to employee satisfaction in their productivity, morale, absenteeism, and turnover as well as playing a vital role in satisfying customers while waiting for service. The research shows it wasn't just providing a small "peeking" window but vast amounts of glazing to allow for visual distractions & lighting. We explored various means of getting light into the facility: filtered light into the courtyard, open glazed walls, borrowed light, protected viewing windows, and a skylight directly over the working surface of the registration counters.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: Bevell, Shane. “New Additions: construction continues on both Main, Shadow Lane campuses.” Inside UNLV. September 2007: 1 & 11.

Bevell, Shane. "SSC Addition Amoung New Buildings." Inside UNLV. September 2008: 1, 4.

“Current and Future Projects: Student Services Complex Addition.” Facilities Management and Planning, UNLV. 2004. [Online]. Available: Accessed September 28, 2004.

Illia, Tony. "From Old School to New School." Southwest Contractor. August 2008. [Online]. Available: Accessed December 6, 2008.

“New and notable.” Architecture Las Vegas 1, n.3 (2002): 15-21.

“Numerous construction projects help university keep pace with unprecedented growth.” Inside
UNLV (Sep. 2001): 1, 8.

Vogel, Ed. “Board OKs Buildings List.” Las Vegas Review-Journal. 22 September 2004. [Online]. Available: Accessed September 23, 2004.

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2002) Entry No. UB01011, Honor Award.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form/board, drawings, renderings, cd, 10 Years of Excellence in Design (10YRS046)

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06015, 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

Self-guided walking tour #6: UNLV. [online] Available Accessed:4/13/06.
Spatially Direct Parent: UNLV Student Services Complex (SSC)
Spatially Largest Parent: University of Nevada, Las Vegas