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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Government Center


Nestled in the hub of Clark County, the desert-inspired Government Center is one of Southern Nevada's most striking buildings and was voted Best of Las Vegas 2005, Best Non-Hotel Architecture, by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Designed by renowned architects Fentress Bradburn and opened in 1995,  the Government Center's sandstone exterior reflects Nevada's historical ecology, while images of ancient petroglyphs imbedded in interior and exterior walls pay homage to its cultural heritage. The 385,000-square-foot facility stretches across 38.8 acres of land located on the southeast corner of Grand Central Parkway and Bonneville Avenue. The forms and materials of the building blend seamlessly to tie it to the local environment, particularly Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, and other natural sandstone formations representative of Clark County.


The Clark County Government Center turns 20 years old on June 3, 2015. Former County Commissioners and other individuals talk about the history of the building, the design and how it ties into the beauty of the surrounding Mojave Desert.