Historic Westside School
About This Project
Built in 1923, with a northern addition built in 1927-1928 and a separate Annex building addition in 1948, the Westside School is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Nevada State Register of Historic Places, and the City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register. Today, it is the oldest standing schoolhouse in Las Vegas. The Historic Westside School is a City of Las Vegas project involving the restoration of the 1923 building, surrounding buildings, and site. The building will be used for meeting and exhibition spaces. The landscape areas around the building are intended to enhance the communal experience by creating a place to socialize, appreciate public art, and for community gatherings. The original courtyards have been landscaped to provide shaded conversational space for the users. The design intent of the landscape spaces was to retain the historical characteristics of the site, while using sustainable practices and the use of drought tolerant plant materials. All budgets and schedules were met, along with the design intent for this project.