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TMCC James V. Eardley Student Center

Photos & Links: (Web Page 1)
Location:
Reno, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • James V. Eardley Student Center
  • Truckee Meadows Community College James V. Eardley Student Center
Purpose(s): Addition
Completed: 2004-09
Firm(s):
Contractors: Interior designer: Sheehan Van Woert Bigotti
Landscape architect: David Leisy
Structural engineer: Forbes & Dunnagan
Electrical engineer: PK Electric (Aentec)
Civil engineer: Odyssey Engineers
General contractor: United Construction
Photographer: Angela Bigotti-Chavez
Others on the design team: Dube Group
Description: The campus is located atop a foothill landscape in north Reno. The building expansion site between the existing Red Mountain Building (which houses admissions, student services, classrooms, and administration) and the existing Plant Facilities Building. From a second level, the site offers views of the foothills to the North and of the Sierras to the South. The campus was a collection of four buildings with no landscape connective elements. The area between buildings (a parking area we transformed into a quad) has framed views of the city and Sierra Mountain range. Sidewalks randomly traced the edges of each building and an overgrowth of evergreen trees existed along the edge of where the Student Center would be located.

Daylight infuses the interior spaces, reducing electrical demand inside the building and connecting the space to the outdoors. The light open atmosphere lends itself to evoke a welcome and safe environment. The building acts as a lantern to the campus marking it with a sense of prominence, campus forum and student pride.
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. B06006, 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