Las Vegas, Nevada

Client: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Completion date: December 2008

Program: A 119,165-square-foot, five-story complex that includes classrooms, labs, faculty offices, departmental suites, and radio and television broadcasting facilities.

Solution: Conceiving the addition as a gateway to the southern end of campus, the architects wanted Greenspun Hall to complement the university's modernist buildings while encouraging collegiality with lots of open, communal space. Using a desert-inspired palette of tawny brick and red sandstone, they created two L-shaped wings—concentrating faculty offices in one and classrooms in the other—and united them with an elevated courtyard. Wide landscaped staircases at opposite corners lead up to the courtyard, which is capped with a louvered photovoltaic canopy. The plinth underneath the courtyard houses Greenspun's broadcasting facilities and is linked to the courtyard via a glassed-in double-height commons. The sandy palette continues on the interior, with light wood furniture and accents of red sandstone and dark-stained plywood.

Total construction cost: $59 million

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
460 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel(212) 967-5100
Fax(212) 967-5588


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
460 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel(212) 967-5100
Fax(212) 967-5588

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA- Lead Designer (Registered Architect)
Graham S. Wyatt, AIA- Project Partner (Registered Architect)
Augusta Barone, AIA- Project Manager (Registered Architect)
Jeffery Povero- Project Architect (Registered Architect)
Assistants- Alicia Reed, Bradley Gay, Dongju Seo, Erin Murphy, Brian Stromquist, Michael Tabacinic

Architect of record:
HKS, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Associate architect(s):
HKS, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Interior designer:
Robert A.M. Stern Interiors, LLC
New York, NY
Project Designer- Shannon Ratcliff
Assistants- Marissa Savarese, Michelle Everett

Structural Engineer:
Walter P. Moore Associates
Las Vegas, NV

M.E.P. Engineer:
RG Vanderweil Engineers
Boston, MA and Las Vegas, NV

Civil Engineer:
Lochsa Engineering
Las Vegas, NV

SWA Group
San Francisco, CA

Essential Lighting Design
Dallas, TX
Broadcast Design:
Russ Berger Design Group
Dallas, Texas

AV and Technology Design:
Datacom Design Group
Houston, Texas

TestMarc Commissioning Solutions
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photovoltaic Design-Build:
Bombard Electric
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atelier Ten
New York, NY

Construction Manager:
Clark Construction Company
Las Vegas, NV

Peter Aaron
Esto Photographics
(914) 698-4060
©Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

Robert A. M. Stern Architects- Natalie Goldberg

CAD system, project management, or other software used:
CAD,3-D Studio Max



Structural system: Cast-in-Place Concrete

Exterior cladding
Masonry: Interstate Brick “Emperor” Arctic White

Stone: Natural Cleft “Red” and “Tawney” Sandstone

Metal/Glass Curtainwall: Giroux Glass-Mill Finish Aluminum and Trespa Solid Phenolic Panels Metallic Finish

Metal Sunshades: C/S Group Kynar Painted Aluminum

Aluminum: Giroux Glass Mill Finish Aluminum

Glass: Viracon Low E Insulating Vision Glass

Entrances: Kawneer-Mill Finish Aluminum Storefront

Wood doors: Eggers-Custom Stained

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings: Chicago Metallic at Ground Floor Corridor, Simplex Perforated Aluminum Panels at Main Lobby

Suspension grid: Chicago Metallic, Simplex

Paints and stains: Sherwin Williams

Paneling: Custom Stained Dura Design Bamboo Wall Paneling

Cabinetry and Casework: Natural Finish MDF

Plastic laminate: Wilsonart for Cabinetry and Casework Countertops

Special surfacing: SEMCO Seamless Surface Flooring at Public Corridors (Natural Grain Finish)

Floor and wall tile: Wausau Terrazzo Tile at Ground Floor and Mezzanine Main Lobby Flooring; Daltile Floors at Toilet Rooms; Interceramics Wall Tile at Toilet Rooms

Solid Surfacing: Corian at Toilet Room Sink Counters and Window Sills

Resilient flooring: Marmoleum Linoleum Sheet Flooring at General Classrooms

Carpet: Bentley Prince Street “Pure Element” Area Rugs, Bentley Prince Street “Bare Earth” at Auditorium Carpeting, Shaw Carpet Tile at Broadcast Labs and Writing Labs

Office furniture:
Allsteel Align systems furniture

Task chairs: Steelcase Think chairs

Reception furniture:
Knoll custom reception desks
Knoll Risom chairs
Brayton Evaneau sofas
Brayton Passerelle armchairs
Brayton Diekman tables
Brayton Wegner Bar bench

Fixed seating: Skeie Auditorium Seating

Herman Miller Caper chairs in conference rooms, classrooms, work rooms and labs

ICF Neinkamper custom Vox conference tables and credenzas; Steelcase Convene conference table and credenza in conference rooms

Knoll Propeller tables and KI Trek and Datalink tables in classrooms

Steelcase and Allsteel tables in workrooms

Interior ambient lighting: Lam “Literod” at Main Lobby, Prudential “Snap” Strip Fixture at Public Corridors

Schindler Elevator Corp.
Las Vegas, NV

Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project:
Photovoltaic Canopy: Kyocera Multi-Crystalline Silicone Modules on Galvanized Metal Frame