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Third St. & Gass Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Constructed: 2008
Cost: $200 M
Size (sq. ft.): 771031
Other Size Measure: 0.25 acre
45-story, 478 Ft.
425-luxury units
28,000 sq. ft. Amenities deck
Owners: Cherry Development (Developer)
Contractors: Structural Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: JHR Associates, Ltd.
Sub-Contractor: HB Parkco
MEP Engineer: Flack + Kurtz
General Contractor: Breslin Builders
Architectural Elements: This sprawl-reducing residential high-rise relies on the low-­emissivity and reflective properties of its insulated glass skin to provide both visual interest and a sustainable response to its hot-dry site. The body of the tower features a complex elevation patterns derived from the varying colors, reflectivities and opacities of its window-wall glazing system components and the aesthetic incorporation of shading derived from the cantilevered slab extensions at every floor all round the building. The naturally ventilated, heavily insulated building podium provides for the enclosure of all of the project's on-site parking.
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Description: Stanhi is designed to offer its residents a modern urban living experience combined with a contemporary Zen appeal. This crisp glass form embarks a distinction to the new generation of high-rises that characterizes the ever-growing downtown Las Vegas.

This 45-story mixed-use condominium tower will be the tallest building of its kind in the growing downtown Las Vegas arts district. Stanhi includes two amenities decks, a pool and spa, clubhouse, jogging track, custom cabanas and private sun-decks, all fringed with lush green pockets. With the residential units starting at the 9th floor, the all-glass facade will provide natural lighting to the units as well as offer unparalleled panoramic views. At the ground level, a split-level pedestrian area surrounds the lobby, a restaurant and a boutique.

Stanhi will consist of post-tensioned, cast-in-place concrete slab construction and an environmentally controlled skin that will be comprised of a window-wall glazing system. A signature faceted glass element flanks the northeast building corner, creating a dynamic building form. The parking garage will be veiled with panelized perforated metal and EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish System).
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2007) Entry No. UB07014, 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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