Centennial Hills Community Center
Centennial Hills Community CenterLas Vegas, NV 2008
Situated on 18 acres within a 100-acre park and civic campus, the Centennial Hills Community Center is organized similar to a retail mall. A central promenade through the building achieves the design goal of providing a social hub that also serves as a community events venue.
The main greeting and control desk is situated at the building’s fulcrum, where the promenade gently bends and entrance paths from the north and south converge. That allows for the visibility of activity space portals and of all of the public circulation paths from a single, central location. The mall concept also allows the possibility of operating partnerships through individual control of program spaces. A gymnasium complex anchors the west end of the building, the Active Adult Center anchors the central portion, and an aquatics complex that boasts indoor and outdoor pools anchors the east end. Numerous activity spaces connect these anchors, and the generous use of glass walls heightens the mall dynamic by making activities visible.
The linear design of the building on a single level was accomplished by recessing the gymnasium complex four feet, stepping down the exterior aquatics area and berming the surrounding landscaping.
Project DetailsArchitect: Lucchesi Galati Architects Inc.; Las Vegas, Nev.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Aquatic Design Group Carlsbad, Calif.
Construction Cost: $39.6 million
Square Feet: 98,385
Occupancy: July 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Telescopic Seating Co.
Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Filters: Nemato Corp.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.
Gutters: Fast Lane Coping
Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Lane Markers: Anti Wave V.I.P.
Lighting: Sportlite Inc.
Lighting: Philips Lighting
Lockers: Scranton Products
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Sound Systems: Supreme Audio Inc.
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sport Court International
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.