LEGAL AID CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Martin- Harris Construction oversaw construction of this 35,000 SF two-story office space and adjacent parking structure. The project consisted of the new construction of the office, followed by demolition of the existing facility, then construction of the parking garage. The larger space includes multiple conference rooms for training of volunteer attorneys; a classroom that can seat up to 100 attendees for free classes for the public on consumer issues, divorce, bankruptcy and more; as well as separate intake offices to provide privacy for domestic violence victims and separate playrooms do their children don’t have to overhear the details of the case.
As a part of the Las Vegas redevelopment area, the design approach of this building is to serve as an exemplary urban and sustainable infill development with strong community presence. The project’s design challenge was to create an image that portrays confidence, trust, and equal opportunity for people who cannot afford to obtain legal representation. Surrounded by single story redevelopment neighborhood, the building is designed to offer an elegant and contrasting appearance utilizing glass, stone, concrete, trespa panels, and mesh materials.
The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver Rating under V2.2. Covered parking garage, cantilevered roof, exterior louvers, effective shading, daylight & motion sensors as well as material selection are only some of the strategies used in order to mitigate direct heat gain, reduce heat island effect, and specify local recyclable, long lasting materials.