City of Henderson | Multi-Generational Center

  • $14M
  • 80,000 SF
  • 2002
  • in association


  • 2003 Citation Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Nevada

As part of a triad of cultural facilities that form the ‘town center,’ this community facility houses a complex series of programs that support the growing community of Henderson. The facility provides a dynamic environment for popular fitness, recreational, and special programmed activities.

Program spaces include a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor aquatics, arts and crafts studio, multi-purpose rooms that combine to form a great hall, commercial and catering kitchens, instructional spaces, computer lab, aerobics and dance studios, counseling offices and a game area. A kinetic internal street within the building allows for additional interactions outside of the programmed spaces within the building, promoting an interactive environment and social hub for the local community.

Responding to the region, this earth-toned stucco building establishes a dense perimeter wall along the south and west faces to respond to the severe sun exposure and shielding the outdoor aquatics center from the predominant winds. The north and east orientations open up to allow for ambient light and views to the outdoor activity, Mt. Charleston, the Black Mountains, and the Las Vegas Strip.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

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