Las Vegas Springs Preserve Vistors Center 

LERA led the structural design of the 90,000-sf (8,400-sm) Visitor Center at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, featuring sustainable, regional, durable, recyclable and low-maintenance materials, such as native stone walls, weathered steel siding and energy efficient glass. The Visitor Center consists of two buildings: an exhibit building, containing exciting and interactive exhibitions dedicated to the cultural and natural history of the Las Vegas Valley, and an administrative building, containing offices, guest services and a restaurant. The complex also features a 20,000-sf (1,800-sm) shade structure. Designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, the totally exposed steel, masonry and concrete structural systems—featuring the first use of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) in the state of Nevada—contribute to the project’s overall sustainability.

Location

Las Vegas, NV  

 

Client  

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Architect

Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects

 

Awards 

Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence, 2008

American Council for Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY)

 

Award of Merit, 2008

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards

 

Citation Award, 2007

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada

 

Urban Design Award, 2007

Mayor of the City of Las Vegas

 

Design Award of Honor, 2003

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada