a long shot of a building

Department of Veterans Affairs, Las Vegas Medical Center

Designed this 900,000 square-foot, acute care replacement hospital facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The seven-story hospital building houses nursing units, diagnostic and treatment areas, administrative and research facilities, and a cafeteria. In addition, the facility consists of two out-patient clinics, and administration building, a mental health building and a nursing home care unit. Also designed the central plant which holds backup generators, HVAC systems, cooling towers, radiators, etc. The Center Utility Plant was designed to contain stored energy, water tanks, and sewage tanks that would allow the facility to function for an additional 10 days on its own without outside utility sources. This $600 million project opened in August 2012.


  • New multi-building campus
  • Hospital
  • Emergency Department
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Structural System: Steel Moment Frames with reinforced concrete diaphragms
  • Service: Design, New Construction


  • 10 days of emergency operation available
  • Serving 45,000 veterans


All photos by Brett Drury

Project Stats
Client JMA,
Square Footage 900,000
Construction Cost $600 million
Completion Date 2012
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