Submitted by Helix Electric

This 67,000-sq-ft Las Vegas clinic was designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, and it shows. The building supports hundreds of windows and sky lights to allow in natural lighting, and all patient suites along the exterior feature floor-to-ceiling glass. The building flow is designed to minimize stress for patients and caregivers. Reception has no chairs; instead, patients proceed directly from registration to suites.

Photo:Matt Carbone Photography

With a maze of tubular steel and beams, an open framework is created between the pavilion and the multi-story patient care building. The exterior stainless steel structure emphasizes walls that rise and fall to mimic the movement of waves. To eliminate unsightly surface-mounted supports in the pavilion, crews concealed the placement of over 100 spotlights and speakers installed on the structure.

Owner: Keep Memory Alive/Cleveland Clinic
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Engineers: G.C. Wallace; WSP Cantor Seinuk Group; Cosentini Associates
Subcontractors: Helix Electric; Big Town Mechanical; Desert Fire Protection; Berger Engineering; Sierra Glass; KHS&S; Henderson Masonry; Commercial Roofers; Sahara Concrete; ValleyCrest Landscaping; Dimick Development