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CCSN Health Sciences Building

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Location:
6375 N. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • Nursing Science Building
  • Community College of Southern Nevada Health Sciences Building
Type(s):
Subtype(s):
Completed: 2005-09
Size (sq. ft.): 85400
Firm(s):
Owners: Community College of Southern Nevada
Contractors: Civil Engineers-Lochsa Engineering
Electrical Engineers-JBA Consulting Engineers
General Contractors-Martin-Harris
Laboratory-Design For Science
Photographer-Opulence Studios
Structural Engineers-Bennett & Jimenez
Landscape architect: Southwick Landscape
Building Materials: synthetic stucco, stone and steel frame
Description: The design team faced three challenges. One was the implementation of the new campus master plan while simultaneously creating an overall sense of unity with the existing campus. To accomplish the goal a third plaza was created to complete the main pedestrian mall. The design team provided connectivity to the existing plazas. Materials and muted desert colors were used that complement the campus while setting the tone for future expansion and maintenance.
The second challenge was to create a sense of identity and community for Health Sciences. A covered walkway was conceived that will connect the buildings in the Health Sciences Plaza. This walkway was incorporated into the building lobby to reinforce unity with the plaza. A hierarchy of public outdoor and indoor spaces was developed.
The final challenge was to create a regionally appropriate building. To do this the building was orientated to respect climate conditions. A solar voltaic structure is planned for future installation.

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The health Science Building is located on the west Charleston Campus if the Community College of Southern Nevada. The design team faced three challenges. One was the implementation of the new campus master plan while simultaneously creating an overall sense of unity with the existing campus. To accomplish the goal a third plaza was created to complete the main pedestrian mall. Materials and muted desert colors were used that complement the campus while setting the tone for future expansions and maintenance. The second challenge was to create a sense of identity and community for Health Sciences A covered walkway was conceived that will connect the buildings in the Health Sciences Plaza. A hierarchy of public outdoor and indoor spaces was developed. The final challenge was to create a regionally appropriate building. To do this the building was oriented to respect climate conditions. A solar voltaic shade structure is planned for future installation.

All building systems and materials have been chosen based on a common sense approach to green architecture and energy efficiency. The rooftop is designed for future installation of photovoltaics to supplement energy, while being finished with synthetic stucco and stone.

Total building area included 85,400 sf and building materials used were synthetic stucco, stone and steel frame.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: 2005 Nevada best 2005 Southwest Contractor, December 60-89.

Hagen, Christopher. “New & Notable.” Architecture Las Vegas, 2003, 75.

Illia, Tony. “Aggregate Industries Acquires Frehner Construction.” Las Vegas Business Press, 17 May 2004, 9.

Illia, Tony. “Growing Pains: New Las Vegas Nursing Center Cures Ailments.” Southwest Contractor, September 2004, 23-24.

“Nursing An Education.” Southwest Contractor. July 2005.

Smith, Scott. “Martin-Harris Building CCSN Showpiece.” Construction Connection, June 2004, 7.

Whitmore, Leif. “Education by Design: CCSN Tackles Need for Nurses, Nursing Students to Find Full Range of Facilities in New Building.” Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sun, 7 September 2003, 1L-2L.

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2002) Entry No. UB01046, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form/board, renderings, drawings, cd

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2004) Entry No. UB03037, Merit Award Winner.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Project Entry Form, Photo Release Form, Master Plan, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, Exterior Perspectives, CD and 10 Years of Excellence in Design (10YRS073)

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2005) Entry No. B05039, 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, Master Plan, Floor Plans, Elevations, Renderings, Interior Photos and CD

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. B06016, Citation 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