Las Vegas bets on libraries
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) celebrated the opening of the $16.8 million Centennial Hills Library in the northwest section of Las Vegas last month. The 45,555-square-foot facility houses a 32,431-square-foot library with a state-of-the-art book and media management system. The additional space will allow for future expansion. LVCCLD is seeking LEED Silver Certification for the facility, which was designed by locally based JMA Architecture Studios. San Francisco-based URS Corp. provided construction management services for the project as part of an ongoing contract with LVCCLD for construction of two new libraries and the modernization of 10 existing libraries to incorporate automation technology for checking books in and out, and sorting and distributing library materials.