Clark County Government Center

The Clark County Government Center is a 375,000 square foot Fentress Bradburn design located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. It comprises a six-story county administration building, three one-story buildings for the county commissioners’ chambers, a multipurpose community facility, and a central plant. The building also includes space for government administration, a law enforcement complex, a performing arts complex, a child-care facility, and structured parking. It also contains a single-story auditorium, a pyramid-shaped cafeteria, a cylindrical six-story reception hall, and office buildings. Genuine sandstone exteriors with rose-tinted windows blend with the natural desert environment.

The Government Center’s focal point is a multifunctional County courtyard and shaded pedestrian spine. The shaded, circular arcade supplements the circular form of the buildings. Three rows of trees framing a sloped lawn amphitheater are aligned radially with the columns. A centered raised platform creates the stage. The amphitheater is an acre and a half and 280′ in diameter. It has accommodated public gatherings and performances.

The Center has received awards, including the “AIA Western Mountain Region’s 25 Year Award” and the “People’s Choice Las Vegas Journal” in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.



Facade Area:

85,000 sq ft


Las Vegas, NV




150 ft


County of Clark Administrative

General Contractor:

Perini Building Company


Fentress, JH Bradburn & Associates


Western Mountain Region’s 25 Year Award
American Institute Architects, 2020

People's Choice
Las Vegas Journal, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005

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