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Thursday, November 26, 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.


Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick was sworn into office in early September 2015 to serve out the remainder of former County Commissioner Tom Collins' term. She says she is excited to bridge state legislation with County governance and see initiatives begun at the state level come to fruition.