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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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA