Historic Fifth Street School Modernization

Historic Fifth Street School Modernization

Originally constructed in the 1930s, the historic Fifth Street School underwent an expansive rehabilitation and adaptive reuse. Built as Las Vegas’ first elementary school, the facility is now home to several arts organizations including the University of Nevada Las Vegas Downtown Design Studio and the American Institute of Architects’ local chapter. The school consists of multiple buildings designed around a series of outdoor spaces and connected by common roofs and breezeways. In keeping with the building’s status on the National Historic Register, the requirements of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior for the rehabilitation of historic buildings were followed carefully as the building was modified for today’s uses.


Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency

services provided

Programming, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Architect of Record, Entitlements, Permitting, Contract Administration

key collaborators

Heritage Architecture, Historic Preservation Consultant

notable awards

2010 National Trust For Historic Preservation - Preservation Honor Award

2009 AIA Collaborative Award

2008 AIA Honor Design Award