East Las Vegas
2023 NAIOP Spotlight Award Winner – Redevelopment Project
Mater Academy East Las Vegas
Mater Academy East is a Tier-1 tuition-free K-12 charter school located in East Las Vegas encompassing more than 150,000 square feet of school space plus sports and recreation facilities on a redeveloped 20-acre site. The site originally housed a 40+ year old community center and church which has been transformed over 3 years to become a world-class educational facility. The site was developed to accommodate at least 2100 students with all necessary facilities and safety requirements. The design placed an overarching emphasis on a secure campus and an engaging learning environment for the students.
The redevelopment was completed in 3 phases with scheduling aggressively aligned with school semester timing so the campus could open the elementary, middle, and high schools in sequence. The project included the retrofitting of over 40,000sqft of existing buildings, the construction of two new multi-story school buildings encompassing approximately 50,000sqft and 60,000sqft respectively, and the construction of new athletic fields. The project created hundreds of permanent jobs and provides a safe and engaging learning environment with a variety of trade and job skill focuses.