The Adelson Educational Campus

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • FIRM

    DLR Group


    The Adelson Educational Campus

  • AREA

    173,200 sq.ft.





Designers worked with billionaires Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson to turn their dream of a pre-K to 12th-grade day school for the Southern Nevada Jewish community into reality. The primary design goal of The Adelson Educational Campus is to promote Jewish values and individual learning through a sense of place reminiscent of Israel. As a result, the school curriculum ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMHanlon ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$262.00CITATIONGold CitationFEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon AreasSUB CATEGORYSpecialized students for college and adult life through lessons in art, history, language, literature, math, science and immersion in Jewish traditions.

The connection to Israel is apparent throughout the campus from materials such as Jerusalem stone, blue stone tile, concrete roof tile and stucco to the choice of colors. The color palette is based on the blue tones of the Israeli flag complemented by bright gold tones, vibrant reds and soft neutrals. This common thread connects and unifies the various activity hubs throughout the campus.

A Beit Midrash, referred to as the House of Study, facilitates religious studies and is a flexible gathering space. It is crowned with a Star of David skylight to enable daylight to flood the space.


“A unique design, which is historical in some aspects and very progressive in others, creates a timeless environment by using a variety of materials that work very well together.”--2009 jury