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Culinary Health Center Durango


Las Vegas, NV

96,000 SF



NAIOP Southern Nevada Honor Award, Healthcare Building, 2024
ENR Southwest Best Projects, Health Care, Award of Merit, 2023

The Culinary Health Center Durango is a 98,800 square-foot, 2-story medical office building where medical care and hospitality meet to provide quality healthcare for Culinary Health Fund (CHF) members and their families.

Culinary Union members are a vital part of the Las Vegas economy and spend their careers hosting visitors to our state. The design intention for this facility was to provide a user-experience that reflects the hospitality industry within which they work.

An inviting entry sequence of landscaping and benches welcomes visitors while blurring the lines between the exterior and interior. A large Porte Cochere greets patients at the drop-off area protecting them from the elements while creating a great sense of arrival. The roof canopy incorporates a unique 65-foot by 10-foot architectural steel design skylight screen that mimics a DNA pattern. This screen feature is essential in allowing natural light to flow beneath the entrance canopy and into the lobby and hallway creating an open and airy feel to the entrance.

The interior entrance is a large double-high volume two-story lobby and waiting area with open daylit spaces and warm high-level finishes of wood, terrazzo, steel, glass, and tile. Patients are greeted at the reception area and are guided to a variety of waiting areas which provide various types of seating in a comfortable and warm environment.

The facility includes primary care, complex care, X-ray, dental care, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical services. The building is equipped with over 70 exam rooms, a pharmacy (with a two-lane drive-thru), three classrooms, administrative offices, and an outdoor roof terrace.

The exterior is a mix of glass and steel and features architectural ultra-high-performance concrete panels.

The project was delivered utilizing an Integrated Project Delivery method where all key members from each discipline were involved in weekly meetings throughout the entire design and construction process which fostered teamwork and accountability resulting in a successful project that was completed on time and under budget.

Construction is currently underway on a third Culinary Health Center facility in North Las Vegas.

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