PROJECT COST: $85 Million

4. CCSD West Career & Technical Academy
4. CCSD West Career & Technical Academy

This new school promotes a sense of community within the campus while fostering relationships with industry partners to provide students with a clear career path early on. Similar in theory to small learning communities, the individual buildings are designed to take full advantage of college-like, project-based learning which the district plans to implement. Within each academy�s central corridor, views into the classrooms and lab spaces make learning visible while reinforcing connections and excitement to the specific industry vocation. Centralized work areas for teachers afford them the opportunity to collaborate on curriculum integration in addition to providing a sense of community.

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Started: December 2008
Target Completion: August 2010
Owner: Clark County School District
Design Firm: Pugsley. Simpson. Coulter. Architects
General Contractor: Sletten Construction of Nevada, Inc.
Civil Engineer: PBS&J
Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith
MEP Engineers: Petty & Associates; TJK Consulting Engineers
Consultants: Hill Clark & Associates; Sound Geothermal Corp.