The following article by Andrew Kiraly for the June 2017 Issue of Architecture Las Vegas.
You probably think I’m going to write about the design of Cashman Equipment Company’s campus in Henderson — how, say, the building’s slick, self-assured muscularity and bold colors cleverly reference the earth-moving machines it sells. But what’s of real interest is literally beneath the surface — 400 feet below the surface, to be exact.
Over the past four months, I participated in an exciting volunteer-based program that exposes youth to the realm of architecture and design. Once a week, I had the privilege of presenting Ms. Robert’s 5th grade class (Canyon View Elementary) with structured lesson plans highlighting key design concepts and principles; including scale, space, structure, rhythm, typology, planning and presentation skills.
The services, consultation and design provided by your Architect should create a culture and awareness of environmental responsibility for your building occupants, visitors and facility managers. However, when it comes to creating a “Green” or “Sustainable” project, the work to ensure the long-term benefits of your initial investment are achieved should continue well beyond the initial design, construction and occupancy of your building.
In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada (USGBC Nevada) and GREEN Alliance honored local leaders who are inspiring immense progress for Nevada, illuminating the best in green building, community engagement and service at the GREENFest Awards Gala. In a recent award ceremony, Cashman Equipment received the Community Green Building Legacy Award for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. Read More