Henderson, Nev. Nevada State College has selected Las Vegas-based architecture firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini to program and design the college’s nursing building the second building on its more than 500-acre campus.
Design work on the nursing building is slated to begin November 2007 once the Nevada State Public Works Board has finalized its contract with Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. The Nevada Legislature in 2007 allocated $3.3 million to Nevada State College to begin designing the building. Dekker/Perich/Sabatini was selected from a group of five firms by the Nevada State Public Works Board and Nevada State College a 5-person panel including Connie Carpenter, Dean of the School of Nursing, and Spencer Stewart, Associate Vice President of College Relations.
We determined Dekker/Perich/Sabatini took to heart our desire to establish a sense of academic mission and place, said Dr. Connie Carpenter, dean of Nevada State’s School of Nursing. We went through a lengthy interview process, and now we’re just excited to move forward so we can get our nursing students into a new building as soon as possible.
The college also plans to incorporate sustainable design features that promote an interconnected, holistic approach to the nursing profession, Carpenter said.
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini was selected based on its extensive experience working on higher education projects, including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Science & Technology building the University of Nevada, Reno’s Science & Math Center and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Education building.
We’re very pleased to have been selected to work with Nevada State College on such an important project, said Chris Larson of Dekker, Perich, Sabatini, principal-in-charge for the building. It’s a rare opportunity to help a new institution like Nevada State College design a campus for the 21st century.
Nevada State’s nursing program currently enrolls 512 nursing students nearly one quarter of the college’s total student population. Nevada State College currently enrolls nearly 2,200 students.
The number of students in pre-nursing is continuously on the rise, Carpenter said. We anticipate those numbers to increase once our nursing building becomes operational.
The college’s nursing school is currently located in its campus on 303 S. Water Street.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997.
NSC offers progressive bachelor’s programs in several in-demand fields of study as well as a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
For more information on Nevada State College, call: 702.992.2000 or visit: nsc.edu.