Design Build competition with West Coast Builders, contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for a 5,000 sq.ft. rebuild of the 1980‘s era Spillway House.  The project site is dramatically cantilevered over Lake Mead, with breathtaking views of Hoover Dam’s historic Intake Towers and the rugged terrain of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 

The building’s programmed use is for 3,000 sq.ft. of conference/exhibit flex space to be used internally by the BOR, by corporate conferences, exhibitry open to the public, and for private weddings.  A 400 sq.ft. Nurses Station will also occupy the main level.

In response to the BOR’s programmed intentions for the project, the submission illustrated below is an aggressively green building.  One that not only demonstrates its sustainable features, but has also been designed to achieve; a Net-Zero (or Less-Than-Zero) energy use, select portions of the "Living Building Challenge", and the highest possible certification from the USGBC– a LEED-Platinum rating. 

A Net Zero Energy/LEED-Platinum Seeking Design for the Bureau of Reclamation