With health and fitness so closely related and an aging Student Health Center in need of a major upgrade, the program for the new 185,000 square foot facility was a welcomed addition to the UNLV campus. Featuring a well-equipped gym, multi-purpose courts, futsal, natatorium, Jacuzzi, health education offices, pharmacy, fitness assessment labs, exam rooms and counseling suites, the new facility
Lochsa Engineering provided the civil and flood control design for the 15-acre school site in the Mountains Edge master-planned community. The flood control design efforts included the hydrologic modeling of the watershed impacting the site and perimeter streets, hydraulic design of a system of drop inlets and storm drain to intercept and convey storm flows to the existing Le Baron Channel. T
The Mendenhall Center will have a total of 38,000 square feet of space on three levels. Included will be two basketball courts, an academic area and film room, locker rooms, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and equipment areas.
Lochsa Engineering provided civil and flood control design for this school addition at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Balzar Avenue, as well as floodplain management to satisfy the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) design requirement for the Las Vegas Wash floodplain (Zone A) through the site. The project tasks included analyzing FEMA effective hydrologic models,