US Department of Energy Southern Nevada Support Facility

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Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada
Size: 168,000 sf
Awards: 1999  - AIA Arizona Citation Award, Arizona Public Service Energy Award, NAIOP Honor Award
1998 - SW Contractor Outstanding Architecture Design, SW Contractor Outstanding Concrete Project, SW Contractor Outstanding Public Project
1997 - SW Contractor Top Nevada Project, AIA Nevada Honor Award
1994 - AIA Arizona Citation Award (un-built)

The DOE’s goal was to provide a flexible office that can be reconfigured as needs arise and redefine its culture from a windowless and restricted closed office environment, to an environment that nurtures the individual with daylight and views in a team setting. This was accomplished by co-locating all building service components outside the basic open office areas, which allows for a continuous and unobstructed floor plate with under-floor duct, power, and communication infrastructure and a modular zoned HVAC distribution system. The facility also includes a 350 seat multimedia conference center and a three level security system. In association with SmithGroup.