| Architecture Studies Library
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|Location:||Las Vegas, NV|
|Owners:||Clark County School District|
|Description:||The Clark County School District’s 135,000 sq. ft. Technology Campus is comprised of a Virtual High School, KLVX Public Television Studios and an electronic data distribution hub called the Technology Building. Combining these three functions into a single campus creates a synergy that greatly increases the quality and efficiency in which educational services are delivered in the community.
The purpose of placing sustainability at the core of the design program for the technology was to underscore the under standing of “green” as being utterly consistent with the aims of the most current cutting edge technology. Built in the anticipation of receiving a gold LEED rating, the center attempts to be simultaneously respectful of the environment while not being intimidated by the stringency of its demand. It does this by embracing the unique conditions of its desert location and boldly making many of the paths of circulation- and several of the flex spaces – external. The active interplay that this creates between interior and exterior, underscores the commitment to the scheme’s idea of connectivity. This concept of connectivity – which is the essence of the technology center – thereby finds expression in the building’s tectonics. By creating a virtual network of the paths and interstices, the design echoes the functions of the technology center’s work. A series of scrims – vertically situated as screens and used horizontally as canopies – are employed throughout the design to mitigate the effects of sunlight upon the building’s interior spaces and serve as a unifying visual theme. Additionally, an outdoor plaza above the entry, serves as the building’s front porch, connecting its inhabitants with the adjacent neighborhood. A similar result was achieved by providing a screened out door lounge on the south façade and a balcony to the west. The end result is the generation of a comfortable environment that supports and enhances the activities of discovery
|Extra Note:||Kim Bach, Lisa. “Board to Consider Technology Campus.” Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2004. [Online]. Available: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Feb-20-Fri-2004/news/23263533.html Accessed February 24, 2004.
AIA Nevada Design Awards (2005) Entry No. UB05036, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Entry Form, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Exterior Renderings, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, and CD
AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06016, 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