Clark/Sullivan Construction

Desert Research Institute – Phase 2

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State Public Works Board


JMA Architecture

Project Value

$10.6 Million

Delivery Method



Commercial/ Retail

The 65-foot tall structure consists of structural steel and split faced block. The Desert Research Institute includes an exhibit area on the first floor, laboratories and classrooms on the second floor and offices on the third floor. In addition, the facility houses four distance entities including the Department of Energy, the Nevada Test Site, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Nevada Atomic Testing History Institute, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute.

The Nevada Atomic Testing History Institute features a 10,000 square foot museum depicting the Nevada Test Site’s history and will house a collection of a half-million artifacts from central and southern Nevada. It allows for storage, study and conservation of the collection in a climate-controlled environment. It provides for the preservation of historical documents and records.

Clark/Sullivan Construction completed this three-story, 65,318 square foot facility four months ahead of schedule. n