The Miley Achievement Center is a campus in Nevada’s Clark County School District that services behaviorally challenged students in the district.
The challenge in designing the new facility was to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes learning and appropriate behavior. Issues such as campus organization, circulation, security, visibility, sound CAPACITY270COST PER SQ FT$331.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized and sustainable design affected the layout of the building and site.
The building is organized with a school-within-a-school concept; elementary, middle and high schools surround a central exterior learning area of shaded courtyards. Common shared support facilities such as the library, multipurpose room, computer lab, art room and administration are accessed easily from the main corridor by each school.
Each school is provided with full and separate outdoor play areas with amenities appropriate for the age group served. The Miley Achievement Center is the first LEED-designed project for the Clark County School District.