Multi-level Hospitality Center

Las Vegas, NV

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Architect:  Lee & Sakahara Architects
Value:  $31 million
Completion:  2005
  • Temporary Housing Facility
  • New Construction
  • 188,000 Total Square Feet
  • 349 Guest Rooms
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Sustainable Design Features Included
  • AGC Safe Award, 2004
  • ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award, 2006
  • ABC Certificate of Commendation, 2006
  • Nevada Best of 2005, Masonry Project
  • “Above Average” Owner Evaluation

The project involved design and construction of a 188,000 s.f., fourstory temporary housing quarters with 349 guest rooms, retail sales area, coffee bar, interior and exterior storage and multiple common areas including a lobby, corridors and vendors areas. In addition, the facility houses offices and numerous administrative areas including administration support, lodging support, management offices, accounting, reservations and a registration desk. The facility provides a surge capacity for as many as 698 guests in order to support temporary lodging needs on a year-round basis.

Straub was responsible for design and construction of all site utilities including water, wastewater, storm water, electrical and communications in addition to the building design. Site improvements included entry/exit drives with covered loading/unloading areas, parking areas, landscaping and exterior gathering areas. The building has reinforced concrete foundations, structural steel frame with reinforced masonry walls and standing seam metal roof. Straub was also responsible for preparation of a Comprehensive Interior Design (CID) package requiring submission of a construction prototype mockup demonstrating construction materials, details and finishes. Building systems include mechanical, electrical, communications, fire protection and security.