SH Architecture provided a needs assessment and planning for departmental organization within this 52 million dollar southern operations facility for Nevada Power. The needs assessment lead directly to a comprehensive design of a operations center campus facility that consolidated multiple offices and divisions in one location. The facility’s primary function is to consolidate the Henderson and Spring Valley facilities into one southern facility that will serve the expanding southern portion of the valley. The project consists of the tenant improvement for a 300,000 square foot light-industrial warehouse and the development of fleet storage, a contractor yard and warehousing loading docks. The facility will also have a fleet services building, warehousing, a new control center for distribution and transmission, meter services, mapping support, telecom and design services. Each department was laid out in a collaborative effort with employees and department heads to enhance the working environment through effective space adjacencies, department divisions and proper security measures. The program posed difficulties in separating multiple levels of security while maintaining the design intent for an open, daylit floor plan. Stringent requirements for security, data back-bone and spatial requirements imposed by the public utilities commission and NERC standards were individually considered and seamlessly integrated into the project. The facility was also designed to a LEED-CI Gold certification level. This was accomplished through the use of daylighting, views, recycled materials, material reuse and water-saving fixtures. The client’s focus for the LEED certification was to reduce energy consumption to provide a more environmentally friendly and responsible building.