Friday, March 9, 2012

Las Vegas City Hall, JMA - Latest Project Completion

Mayor Carolyn Goodman, from right, stands with Thomas Perrigo,
deputy director of administrative services for City Hall's sustainability office,
Eric Louttit, vice president of real estate services for Forest City, Terry Murphy,
a consultant for Forest City, and Michael Crowe with JMA Architecture Studios,
during a tour of the new Las Vegas City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

It's not all function, though, as architects and designers who worked on the structure made sure to include plenty of symbolic features in the form of the building.
Michael Crowe, co-president and director of JMA Architecture Services, pointed out a raft of design features flowing from the outer shell and into the center of the structure aimed at highlighting the past, present and future of Las Vegas.
For example, undulating walls on the outside of the council chambers and 52 vertical feet of smooth, tan Italian marble in the main entrance represent the canyons early explorers would have found near Southern Nevada springs.
LED-lined vertical fins on the building's south face represent water flowing over Hoover Dam, a main source of energy in the region.
The statements start in the plaza on the building's south side before visitors even get to the entrance.
That's where 33 solar trees, small towers covered with power-generating solar panels, sprout from the desert landscaping.
The trees, along with more solar panels on the roof, are expected to generate 10 percent to 15 percent of the power needs in the 310,000-square-foot building.
Between the solar power and other high-efficiency features such as reflective exterior surfaces and an interior lit largely by the sun and LED lighting, the building is expected to cut energy costs from as much as $700,000 annually in the 39-year-old city hall on Stewart Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard to as little as $300,000.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman talks in the council
chambers of the new City Hall while final work is done Thursday on the ceiling.
City Hall will open for business for most of the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday.       

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  1. Very nice jma team! What will happen to the "old" building that is only 40 yrs old?

  2. i want to visit this!

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