UNLV Rod Lee Bigelow Health Sciences Building

UNLV Rod Lee Bigelow Health Sciences Building

The Bigelow Health Sciences Building steps away from the campus mall at an angle, creating a transition for the pedestrian from closed to open space. The highly differentiated forms of the building accentuate the five functions of the College of Health Sciences: laboratories, faculty offices, classrooms, lobby and student commons. Laboratories include nuclear medicine, microbiology, hematology, ultrasound, chemistry and clinical labs. The selection of building materials and colors was influenced both by the contextual campus architecture of masonry and red accents and by the traditional concepts of health. White porcelain panels and contemporary features symbolizing cleanliness and sterility are juxtaposed against the “life force” of the red glazing.


Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Nevada State Public Works Board / University of Nevada Las Vegas

services provided

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

notable awards

1993 Nevada Silver Award

1991 American School & University Portfolio for Educational Design Excellence

Selected for Exhibit by the National School Boards Association with AIA