Lower Colorado Regional Office

LERA was the structural engineer for this 2-story, 49,000-sf office building, featuring architecturally-exposed steel and concrete structural components in Seismic Design Category D. With a plethora of sustainability and Green Building design features, the facility was awarded LEED Platinum status, and incorporates historic elements from the Bureau of Reclamation’s past, such as a gabion wall filled with blast tailings from the construction of the Hoover Dam and a wall tile mosaic made from core samples taken from the Grand Canyon.


LERA’s innovative structural design of the Green Building includes special concentrically braced frames; special concrete shear walls; a glass pedestrian bridge and staircase with a cast-in-place concrete elevator core; and king post roof trusses that eliminate the need for interior columns at the Second Floor level.

Location

Boulder City, NV

 

Client

US Bureau of Reclamation

 

Architect

Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects