Downtown Las Vegas certainly has gone through a dramatic change in the past decade. From the revitalization of the East Fremont District to renovations of existing office buildings old office building renovations, the gradual revitalization of downtown Las Vegas buildings is exciting to see from a designer standpoint.
At SH Architecture, we have had many opportunities to be a part of this in this revitalization, from completing the RTC Bonneville Transit Center to remodeling a nearly 11,000 SF auto repair shop and turning it into commercial office space. One of the major downtown project we had the opportunity to be a part of was the Campos Building for the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation. Contracted by the Nevada Division of Parole, we designed one of the most important buildings in Las Vegas: the Campos Office Building in Las Vegas.
Campos Office Building
During initial design of the Campos Office Building in Las Vegas, we had to address and coordinate two distinguishable challenges. Housing one of Nevada’s largest public safety operations by monitoring and supervising offender, its design needed to command authority and security. At the same time, it needed a level of approachable street-presence. The facility would be placed in a walkable neighborhood and would be responsible re-integrating offenders into the society and.
Office Design Solution
We found balance in designing a building with a warm exterior and accommodations for a sizable group of people but limited complete access of the facility only to the Nevada Division of Parole.
For example, we designed a walk-up entrance with an open lobby and a 3 ½ level parking garage to accommodate building users. Another design aspect we chose is a level-three roof garden and terrace for building users to have access to the outdoors. This is in conjunction to secured entrances to interior office spaces.
Another important aspect of the Campos Office Building in Las Vegas is its energy conservation and sustainable design. Despite there not being a formal design policy at the time, SH Architecture and the Nevada State Public Works Board designed the building to address concerns following the LEED guidelines.
The conservation design features included:
- Material and Finishes meeting LEED 2.1 Guidelines
- 10% Recycled Content
- 20% Regional Manufacture
- Construction Waste Recycled
- Green Roof Feature
- Floor Plates on Office Level Design to Maximize Daylight Penetration