Award of Merit Government/Public Building: Windmill Library and Services Center, Las Vegas

Photo by Tom Craig
Windmill Library and Services Center

This sleek, modern facility contains three distinct areas: an open and airy library (with an auditorium), offices/administration and a service zone. Building materials include structural steel, metal forms and architectural panels. The facility has a bevy of green features, such as a 103.5-kW photovoltaic system that produces 12.5% of the library's power needs; overall energy use is designed to operate at least 35% above ASHRAE standards. Other sustainable design elements include daylighting and water efficiency. During construction, workers logged more than 24,000 hours with no accidents.

Submitted by: JMA Architecture Studios

Key Players

Owner: Clark County Library District, Las Vegas

Contractor: Martin-Harris Construction, Las Vegas

Lead Design: JMA Architecture Studios, Las Vegas

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