Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Nevada

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, telecommunications, and security design services for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. This healthcare center includes 21 outpatient clinics with sizes ranging from 4,500 to 55,000 square-feet and includes operating suites, laboratories, and offices.

Facts

  • Size: 55,000 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $65 million
  • Client/Owner: Keep the Memory Alive Foundation
  • Architect: Gehry Partners
  • Completion Date: 2009

This healthcare center includes 21 outpatient clinics ranging from 4,500 to 55,000 square feet, as well as operating suites, laboratories, and offices.

Tetra Tech designed smaller, multiple unitary systems to meet the various energy requirements of this hospital facility. Each two-floor complex acts as a separate unit, unified by the nature of its medical services and by a two-story atrium waiting area. The interior space offers clear orientation and easy flow of pedestrian traffic. The project includes a lobby, dining facilities, laboratories, offices, patient education, and radiology. Examination rooms, doctors’ offices, and dictation cubicles wrap around the perimeter to provide them maximum natural light. Laboratories, classrooms, dressing rooms, and other work spaces that do not require natural light are in the center of each floor. Mechanical equipment, medical records, and archives are stored on two basement levels, with more equipment housed in the mechanical penthouse on the top floor. Tetra Tech also provided designed lighting and enhanced the strong geometric projections of the atrium with adjustable accent lights and wall washers, providing the proper balance of interior surfaces with the perimeter daylit area.

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