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UNLV Libraries Main Page -> Architecture Studies Library -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections -> Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database -> Projects

Rocker Tower

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4275 Dean Martin Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose(s): UnBuilt
Architectural Elements: This project was designed to minimize energy usage and upon completion will be submitted for consideration under LEED guidelines. The incorporation of automated parking for the storage of automobiles will result in a building footprint that is 40% smaller than a conventional parking garage. The facade of this garage structure will be sheathed with solar collectors to reduce the energy usage of the facility. Low energy use mechanical and lighting systems are being incorporated into the design. The use of shading and low E glass will also reduce the energy consumption. The facility will incorporate an extensive recycling program including the separation of the gray and black water plumbing system.
Description: Provide an attractive, sophisticated tower for high end residential on a small project site.

The project is located on a small site of 1.03 acres and contains a total of 677,400 sf dictates a very tall and slender structure. The need for a small building footprint as dictated by the small triangular site and multi-use urban density zoning requirements for pedestrian amenities and building setbacks. The program requires over 200 dwelling units, a private pool for the residents, tenant storage, leasable office space, full service spa and exercise rooms, and two full service restaurants. The program requires parking for over 700 cars, which is being accomplished with an automated parking system. The structure extends to nearly 500' tall to accommodate the program requirements.
Extra Note: 2008 AIA Las Vegas “Unbuilt Las Vegas”.

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2007) Entry No. UB07044, 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