Award of Merit, Small Project: Mini of Reno, Reno, Nev.

Photo by Brisen Photography
Mini of Reno, Reno, Nev.

Mini is all about image, so this auto dealership was designed to turn heads with a showcase building just as attractive as the cars within. Mini is a small, complex car that is well organized, highly detailed and simple in style, and the building shares those traits. The sleek, modern interior features a 2-story showroom with a stainless steel car lift right in the middle. Floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides, black and gray finishes and colorful furniture add to the cool vibe. With careful cost management, the project was on time and under budget, despite being built during the harshest winter on record.

Submitted by: Panattoni Construction

Key Players

Owner: Mini of Reno, Reno, Nev.

Contractor: Panattoni Construction, Reno, Nev.

Lead Design: H+K Architects, Reno, Nev.

Civil/Structural Engineer: Tectonics Design Group, Reno, Nev.

MEP Engineers: Ainsworth Associates Mechanical, Reno, Nev.; PK Electrical Inc., Reno, Nev.

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