Adelson Educational Campus9700 W. Hillpointe Road
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Design Achievement - The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus is the only pre-K to 12th grade Jewish day school in Nevada. DLR Group's design solution promotes Jewish traditions and forges connections to Israel through the selection of materials and the choice of colors. The signature design element unifying the site is the campus dome, a modern glass structure that invites visitors into the facility and glows as a beacon at night. Inside, the rotunda floor features the campus logo inlaid with granite, marble and lapis lazuli. The campus features a Beit Midrash to facilitate religious studies and a cutting-edge research library and technology center allowing students to hone skills they need for the 21st century. Shared spaces, such as the recreation facilities and 350-seat performing arts theater, create joint-use facilities for community members and students alike.
Scope Summary - The Adelson Educational Campus project encompassed a high school for grades 9-12; a middle school for grades 5-8; and renovation of the existing Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy elementary school for students 18 months to grade 4. High school classrooms are designed for maximum flexibility and separate spaces are devoted to specialized subjects such as Hebrew studies, chemistry labs and fine arts. Teachers currently have planning and resource centers that could be converted to classrooms if increased enrollment dictates more learning space. Just off the lobby are instrumental music rooms and art studio facilities. These, in addition to a performing arts theater with seating for 350, underscore the importance of arts in the curriculum. Sloped seating in the theater offers an intimate setting and perfect views for the entire audience. All seats are close in proximity to the stage and performers. Art rooms are designed to spill out into the outdoor plaza, so students can take advantage of learning in the outdoors. DLR Group provided architecture, interiors and landscape architecture services for the project.