This project is an instructional facility for the College of Southern Nevada and a fully functional fire station for the city of Las Vegas. The prime objective of the project was to construct an integrated facility, providing seamless interaction between the institutions.
The building bridges these two functions with COST PER SQ FT$356.61FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress museum-like lobby. The lobby is the spinal element that brings together the fire station and the classroom components into one space and offers direct view into the apparatus bays. The lobby celebrates education and the history of firefighting, and provides the real-time action of a fully functional fire station.
The apparatus bay faces the campus intersection, and addresses the community by displaying solar panels and showcasing the firefighters in action.
At night, through translucent panels and glass doors, the interior light gives the apparatus bay a glowing appearance and offers a strong campus and community presence.
The building is designed to meet LEED silver certification. The project will have a 30 kW photovoltaic system, producing 10 percent of the facility’s energy demand. The building incorporates sustainable design and construction practices through passive design, daylighting, indoor air quality and water efficiency.