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Regional Justice Center

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Location:
200 Lewis St.,
Las Vegas, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • Clark County Regional Justice Center
Type(s):
Subtype(s):
Completed: 2005-10
Cost: $185 million
Size (sq. ft.): 770000
Firm(s):
Architect(s):
Owners: Clark County, Nevada
Contractors: Interior designer: Tate Snyder Kimsey
Landscape architect: SWA Group
Structural engineer: LERA Engineers
Electrical engineer: JBA Engineers
Civil engineer: Poggemeyer
General contractor: AF Construction
Photographer: Tom Bonner
Description: The Regional Justice Center echoes the traditional courthouse by providing an elevated glazed entrance plaza, or civic square, that projects a strong identity to the street. The design is organized to maximize the use of natural light in public and office spaces while maintaining the complex security and zoning requirements of a modern courthouse.

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he Regional Justice Center echoes the traditional courthouse by providing an elevated glazed entrance plaza that projects a strong identity to the street. The design maximizes natural light in public and office spaces while maintaining the complex security and zoning requirements of a modern courthouse. The five-story base of the complex, which houses administrative areas, reflects a compatible building scale to the existing downtown fabric. Courtrooms and judges’ chambers are located in the 19-story tower, where public, staff and inmate circulation zones are carefully controlled.

A typical Courthouse generally has only one point of entry for security purposes. However, to accommodate an unusually high traffic volume it was necessary to create two points of entry for the RJC. We designed a wide central public lobby that ran the entire length of the facility connecting the secure points of entry; we located elevators and escalators at the mid point between them. This allowed for moving people in and out of the building more quickly, and has enhanced public access to a high traffic public facility.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: ----------------. "$30 million added for jail, courthouse." Las Vegas Review Journal 3 April 2002: 1B, 10B.

AIA. "Justice Facilities Review, 1999-2000." Washington D.C.: The American Institute of Architects, 1999, 12-15.

"AIA, Las Vegas Chapter, honors local projects." Construction Connection (Nov. 1999): 18.

AIA Nevada Design Awards (1998) Entry No. 98NVU201, Submission. UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form, renderings

AIA Nevada Design Awards (1999) Entry No. 99NVU102, Nevada Merit Award.UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form, plans, drawings

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2000) Entry No. UN00109, Submission.UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form/board, drawings, 10 Years of Excellence in Design

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2005) Entry No. B05033, 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

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. B06020, Honor Award.
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

"Architects host annual design awards gala." Las Vegas Review Journal 24 October 1999: 1M, 4M.

"Clark County Regional Justice Center." Emporis. 2004. [Online]. Available: www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=155711 Accessed February 8, 2005.

"Clark County Regional Justice Center." Nevada Construction Review (2001): 98-99.

Di Edoardo, Chris. "Architects: Caliche county's problem." Las Vegas Review Journal 18 May 2001: 6B.

----------------------. "Caliche adds to Justice Center overruns." Las Vegas Review Journal 14 May 2001: 1B, 4B.

Friess, Steve. "Judicial one-stop shopping." Las Vegas Review Journal 16 November 1998: 1B, 2B. Includes rendering.

Fox, William L. "The contest'in context." Architecture Las Vegas 1, n.1 (Jan. 2001): 24-32. Includes photos.

Geary, Frank. "Courthouse, jail building over budget." Las Vegas Review Journal 2 April 2002: 1B, 7B.

Harris, Bill. "Building Nevada :Featuring Nevada's Building Industry Leaders." 1st ed. Newport Beach, CA: Landmark Books, 2007: 9. UNLV Arch Bk Stks HD9715.25.U63 N34 2007.

----------------. "Media invited to tour troubled site." Las Vegas Review Journal 30 January 2003: 1B, 8B. Includes progress photo.

"New and notable." Architecture Las Vegas 1, n.2 (Fall/Winter 2001): 8-10.

Packer, Adrienne. "Regional Justice Center: County, Contractor Trade Barbs." Las Vegas Review-Journal. 23 May 2004. [Online]. Available: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/May-23-Sun-2004/news/23939635.html Accessed June 1, 2004.

Packer, Adrienne. "Update: County Officials Say Moving Date Near for Troubled Regional Justice Center." Las Vegas Review-Journal. 15 November 2004. Available: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Nov-15-Mon-2004/news/25252274.html Accessed November 16, 2004.

Puit, Glenn. “Regional Justice Center: Building has its ups, downs.” Las Vegas Review Journal. 17 November 2005. [Online]. Available: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Nov-17-Thu-2005/news/4351363.html
Accessed
November 17, 2005.

Puit, Glen, and Adrienne Packer. "Regional Justice Center: At last, order in the court." Las Vegas Review-Journal. 02 October 2005. Accessed October 02,2005.
----------------."Regional Justice Center Won't Open Soon." Las Vegas Review Journal, 20 August 2003, 2B, 12B.

Tate & Snyder Architects: Architecture in a Sprawling Landscape. Milan, Italy: l'Arca Edizioni,
2000. Includes project statement, site plan, floor plan, and computer renderings. UNLV Arch NA737 T37 A4 2000



*This project won a 1999 AIA Nevada Merit Award in the Unbuilt category.