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Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Las Vegas, NH United States


Project Description

The Lou Ruvo clinic for Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease research was created to stand out even in Last Vegas: an orthagonal four-story structure draped and wrapped with a mountainous metal-clad skin, faced in shingled panels and punctured with a grid of windows. The voluminous structure—which serves as a revenue-generating event space as well as a space for patient programs—stands at the back of an orthogonal, four-story working structure that serves as a clinic, research center, and Ruvo’s nonprofit Keep Memory Alive foundation headquarters. The structure is composed of two distinct buildings united by a steel trellis which creates an outdoor patio. A breezeway through the base of the clinic leads to its entrance and out to the courtyard and the activity center beyond. The end result is a vaulting, cathedral-like space with swooping lines and deeply coffered windows.

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Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
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Project Team:
    Frank Gehry, FAIA; Terry Bell, project partner; Brian Zamora, project designer; Kristin Ragins; Ronald A. Rosell; David Rodriguez; Michael Sedlacek; Andrew Galambo; Eun Sung Chang, AIA; Izaburo Kibayashi; Michael O’Boyle; Mok Wai Wan; Natalie Magarian; Natalie Milberg; Nora Wolin; Sameer Kashyap; Sarah David; Yvon Romeus
  • Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk 
  • Electrical Engineer: Cosentini Associates 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates 
  • Plumbing Engineer: Cosentini Associates 
  • Security: Cosentini Associates 
  • Telecommunications Engineer: Cosentini Associates 
  • Lighting Designer: L’Observatoire International 
  • Acoustical Engineer: McKay Conant Hoover; Nagata Acoustics 
  • Building Transportation: Edgett Williams Consulting Group 
  • Life Safety Engineers: Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp. 
  • Climate Engineer: Transsolar 
  • Door Hardware: Finish Hardware Technology 
  • Landscape Architect: Deneen Powell Atelier 
  • Civil Engineer: G.C. Wallace 
  • Building Maintenence: Lerch Bates 
  • A/V Engineer: Spurgeon Design and Development 
  • General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. 
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    60,000 sq ft


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