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Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV

The Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV is planned as the first building for a proposed 9-acre academic health center for UNLV, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District. The facility, approximately 130,000 gross square feet, will serve as the permanent home of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, and is designed to accommodate a class size of 120 students. To support long term growth, the design allows for an expansion to increase the class size to 180 students with minimal disruption to the overall building.

The program is designed to support the school’s forward-thinking approach to the curriculum and includes training spaces for clinical skills, simulation and anatomy - both virtual and cadaveric dissection - classrooms of various sizes which support problem-based learning, administrative offices, and a learning resources center.

Community life spaces are also included, such as a cafe, a student lounge, and the forum, which is the heart of the building and will enable various events and lectures to be held at the school.

CO Architects: Medical education program planner & interior design architect.

Project Facts


Construction Complete

Completion Year



130,000 sf


Las Vegas, Nevada


Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation



2023.ULI Nevada Public Sector Healthy Place Award

2023. ULI Nevada 4th Annual Placemaking Awards of Excellence

2023. Guardian Glass Commercial Project People's Choice Award

2022. Mayor's Urban Design Award

2021. AIA Nevada Honor Award

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