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The Mob Museum, National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement

Project
Overview

This $40 million project for the City of Las Vegas converted a historic former Post Office and Courthouse into a contemporary cultural destination in the heart of downtown. The 40,000 square foot museum contains permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, administrative, retail, support and event spaces. It features state-of-the-art interactive technology and exhibits. Westlake Reed Leskosky provided Content Planning, Architecture, Engineering, and LEED/Sustainable Design consultation along with Museum Operations and Planning services while leading a team... more

This $40 million project for the City of Las Vegas converted a historic former Post Office and Courthouse into a contemporary cultural destination in the heart of downtown. The 40,000 square foot museum contains permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, administrative, retail, support and event spaces. It features state-of-the-art interactive technology and exhibits. Westlake Reed Leskosky provided Content Planning, Architecture, Engineering, and LEED/Sustainable Design consultation along with Museum Operations and Planning services while leading a team of specialized consultants for Exhibit Design. less

Team

Designer
Westlake Reed Leskosky

Structure
Details

Location

Las Vegas, NV
(ASHRAE Zone 3B)

Square Footage

40,000 (gross)
0 (net)

Project Cost

$40 M

Resource
Usage

Site Use Intensity

57.7 kBTU/yr-sf (estimated)

Graph

Renewable Energy Production

None (estimated)

Space Heating

675 MMBTU (baseline)
572.3 MMBTU (proposed)

Space Cooling

716 MMBTU (baseline)
479.9 MMBTU (proposed)

Lighting

318.5 MMBTU (baseline)
176.6 MMBTU (proposed)

Fans/Pumps

286.9 MMBTU (baseline)
272 MMBTU (proposed)

Receptacles

575.4 MMBTU (baseline)
575.4 MMBTU (proposed)

Water Collection

N/A (baseline)

Systems
Summaries

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The Mob Museum was designed for a good balance of energy and cost efficiency. The greatest challenge was taking a building on the National Register of Historic Places and re-purposing it for reuse as a museum. The character-defining historic elements of the building were maintained, while providing modern infrastructure. 95% of construction waste was diverted from landfills.

The museum was selected as best museum in Nevada by Nevada Magazine.

Industry
Rankings

Green Building

LEED-NC v2.2 Silver

ENERGY STAR Score

Not Applicable

Improvement

21.6%, ASHRAE 90.1-2004

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