Centennial Hills Community Center

Centennial Hills Community Center

Las Vegas, NV 2008

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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: Wide-Lite

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.