First LEED-Certified Building in Nevada
The headquarters for architects Tate Snyder Kimsey in Henderson has been awarded the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in the state by the U.S. Green Energy Council. The firm designed the “D” Gates at McCarran International Airport, the new Moyer Student Union at UNLV and the Animal Campus for the Animal Foundation. The firm was also awarded the first LEED accreditation in the Existing Building category for its use of ample day-lighting in this headquarters, which was built in 1994 and expanded in 1997. Tate Snyder Kimsey’s team of 60 design professionals includes 11 LEED-accredited professionals, more than any other architectural firm in Nevada.
R & O Completes Wal-Mart Supercenter
R & O Construction of Utah has completed construction on a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Mesquite. The store, located on West Pioneer Boulevard, contains 155,000 square feet. R & O did extensive site work that included erecting more than one mile of retaining walls on the 37.4-acre site. The total project took approximately 10 months to complete. R & O worked with Boice Raidl Rhea Architects of Kansas, the designers of the project. R & O Construction is headquartered in Utah, with a regional office in Las Vegas.
San Martín Medical Arts Pavilion Breaks Ground
Rendina Companies, in conjunction with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, recently announced the groundbreaking of a three-story, 75,000-square-foot medical office building called San Martín Medical Arts Pavilion. Located on the campus of the new San Martín hospital near Durango and I-215 in Las Vegas, the medical office building will consist of physicians’ offices offering many medical disciplines. The new hospital, scheduled to be completed by summer 2006, will be a four-story, full-service, acute-care facility with 111 private rooms and the ability to expand to accommodate 90 additional patients.
Reno Justice Center Completed
Clark & Sullivan recently announced that it has completed construction on the first high-rise to be completed in downtown Reno in more than seven years. The Mills B. Lane Justice Center, a joint project by the city of Reno and Washoe County, will house the Reno Municipal Court and the Washoe County District Attorney’s offices. The eight-story, 160,000-square-foot structure is located at 195 S. Sierra St., adjacent to the county’s Family Court Building. The architect for the $36-million project was Tate Snyder Kimsey.
NAIOP Announces Spotlight Awards
The ninth annual Spotlight Awards given by NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals) recently celebrated the best commercial real estate projects and industry professionals in Southern Nevada. The organization named The LogistiCenter CDW Build-to-Suit, developed by DP Partners, as the best building of the year. Glen, Smith & Glen Development received the award for Trendsetter Firm. Firm of the Year honors went to Marnell Properties (development firm), Colliers International-Las Vegas (brokerage firm), Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (architect), Martin-Harris Construction (general contractor) and WRG Design, Inc. (engineer).