Client: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center at Corn Creek
Location: Clark County, Nevada
Contract Method: Design-Build
Building Square Footage: 10,000 sq. ft.
Project Duration: 12 Months
Project Completion: December 2013
Architect: SH Architecture
Owner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Winner of the 2015 US DOI Environmental Achievement Award and 2014 NAIOP Spotlight Award for Sustainable Impact. This project obtained LEED Platinum Level Certification in 2014. The Corn Creek Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center is located off of Corn Creek Road & Mormon Wells Road, 23 miles north of Las Vegas. Created in 1936 as a refuge for the elusive desert bighorn sheep, the 1.5 million-acre wildlife area remains the largest in the lower 48 states. This visitor’s center consists of a 10,000 sq. ft. building with exhibit space, multi-purpose area and administrative offices. The project also included enlarged parking areas for visitors and employees, new signage for trails and rehabilitation of disturbed landscaping. Receiving funding through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, the Refuge’s goal was to become a Net Zero Energy Campus so construction elements included passive design strategies, photovoltaic arrays, and thermal massing strategies. Burke completed construction of the maintenance facility in 2011.
Design-Build Project Delivery Method
Collaboration with C2I/Burke
Exhibit Areas / Public Access