Department of Agriculture State of Nevada

Sparks, NV
49,200 sq ft
Advanced Planning, Programming, Design through Construction Administration Services

The State of Nevada contracted Collaborative Design Studio in January of 2004 to perform Advance Planning, Programming and Schematic Design work for this new 36,000 sq ft Department of Agriculture Office and Laboratory building, approximately 12,000 sq ft of out-buildings, plus associated site work, including parking and access road work, and construction of a single story 1,200 sq ft greenhouse and associated sitework.

Numerous meetings with multiple user groups and State representatives formulated the Preliminary Project Program which included a detailed Space Needs plan for all user spaces. We then integrated this information into the Schematic Design of these new buildings.

Under new contract with the State of Nevada in 2005, Collaborative Design Studio commenced with the Design Development Phase of the Project and continued through the Construction Administration Phase.

The buildings provide state-of-the-art working environments for the ongoing administration, research, study, regulations enforcement, and the education of the public within the agricultural industry in the State of Nevada. It accommodates present and future operational space needs, is flexible and innovative, and links with the site to form a sense of place that reflects the agricultural history and function of the State of Nevada.
Construction was completed in July 2009.