//Spirit of Maytan rises again at 777 Center with AIA honors: Project earns Design Excellence Award from the American Institute of Architects

Spirit of Maytan rises again at 777 Center with AIA honors: Project earns Design Excellence Award from the American Institute of Architects

2020-03-11T16:57:18-07:00 March 2nd, 2020|

RENO, Nev. – The old Maytan Building located at 777 Center Street in Midtown enjoyed a renaissance in 2015 with an award-winning renovation project led by architectural firm Hawkins and Associates and general contractor Shaheen Beauchamp Builders.

Five years later, the project is still earning accolades. The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented Hawkins with 2019 Commercial Architecture Citation Award for Design Excellence for the 777 Center Street Development.

“The Maytan building was a cultural icon in Reno for decades,” Jack Hawkins, founder of Hawkins and Associates, said. “People had fond memories of the building – whether they had their first music lesson, bought their first guitar or their kids had music lessons there, people were worried about it changing or disappearing. It was kind of a challenge.”

Now, terraced decking provides views of the Sierra nine to ten months out of the year and strategic walkways connect parking areas to the businesses inside. In a nod to the artistic vibe of the space, a 15-year old mural created by an artist still residing in Reno continues to grace the northside exterior wall.

The building makes passive use of the sun to strategically heat and cool tenant spaces, and maximizes energy efficiency by incorporating extra insulation instead of its pre-condition of virtually non-insulation; efficient glazing and access to solar voltaic preparation.

“The most sustainable aspect of the project though is the reuse of a 60-year-old building that had all but outlived its first life and is now equipped for a second life as a mixed-use development that can still give back to the public in a very different way,” Hawkins said.

The developer on the project was Tom Johnson, Vance Gabbart from Gabbart and Woods provided structural engineering.

For their part in the renaissance of 777 Center, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders received the 2016 Summit Award for Mixed-Use Development of the Year from the Northern Nevada chapters of Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

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Photo caption: Photo of the reimagined 777 Center project.

About Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC: Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC, a commercial general contracting firm founded in 1998 by Jeff Shaheen and Mark Beauchamp, has built millions of square feet of industrial, office, medical and mixed-use retail space throughout Northern Nevada. Located in Carson City, NV, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders offers renovation, remodeling and new construction services and prides itself on astute attention to detail and customer satisfaction. Notable projects of the company include Shaheen Business Park, St. Teresa of Avila Church, City National Bank, Summit Sierra Building 100A and 100B, Carson City Harley Davidson, Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute, Minden Village,

Battle Mountain Hospital, Carson Urologists, the Fernley Nugget Casino and 777 Center in Midtown Reno.  For more information, visit www.sbbuilders.com or call (775) 885-2294.

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