UNR Argenta Hall & Nye Hall Reconstruction

Reno, NV
$59 Million
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
Higher Education

Argenta Hall houses 750 students in an 8-story building constructed in two phases, respectively completed in 2000 and 2004. Nye Hall is an 8-story student residence built in 1967 that houses 550 students. In 2019, both buildings suffered extensive damage from a gas leak explosion. As the Construction Manager at Risk, Clark/Sullivan Construction was selected to deliver the project on an accelerated schedule so that students can once again make use of on-campus residences.

Work began with pre-design services to define the scope of work and prepare the necessary documentation for a preliminary cost estimate. An overall phased approach was utilized as the team was responsible for maintaining both Nye Hall’s and Argenta Hall’s reconstructions on track at all times.

The project consisted of a build-back and renovation of the entire dormitory building after an unexpected boiler malfunction.

The scope includes:

- Significant Structural Concrete Work Including Replacement of Columns in the Basement and Replacement of Mezzanine Deck

- Full Reconstruction of Dining Hall / Commercial Kitchen

- Reconstruction of Elevator Shaft and Mechanics

- Exterior Facade & Window Replacement

- New Paint, Carpets & Shower Pans in All Dorm Rooms

- Renovated Common Areas on All Floors

- New Connector

University of Nevada, Reno
Pfeiffer Architecture (a Perkins Eastman Studio)
July 2022
Reno, NV
Project Value
$59 Million
Delivery Method
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
Higher Education