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  • Clark County Government by Fentress Architects
  • Clark County Government by Fentress Architects
  • Clark County Government by Fentress Architects
  • Clark County Government by Fentress Architects
  • Clark County Government by Fentress Architects

Clark County Government Center

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA350,000 sfCompletion 1995

Fentress Architects’ design won first place in a national competition by best representing the community values and natural environment of Clark County.

  • 4

    Number of buildings in complex

    1/2

    Number of acres in amphitheater

Subsequently, the Government Center garnered national recognition as a project that embodies and defines civic architecture today.  Melding functional design with an authentic sense of place, the four-building complex forms a central public gathering space with one of the oldest forms of community geometry: the circle.  The structures’ outstretched arms embrace indigenous materials and forms to blend with their natural surroundings.  A welcome contrast to the Las Vegas Strip’s garish character, the design won first place People’s Choice for “Best Non-Hotel Architecture” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal eight consecutive years and two AIA Honor Awards from regional chapters.