The Clark County Government Center serves as the government center building for Clark County, Nevada. The 350,000-square-foot (33,000 m2) complex consists of a six-story county administration building, three one-story buildings for the county commissioners’ chambers, a multipurpose community facility and a central plant. It includes space for government administration, a law enforcement complex, a performing arts complex, a child-care facility and structured parking. It also contains a single-story auditorium, a pyramid-shaped cafeteria and a cylindrical, six-story reception hall, as well as office buildings.
Designed by Fentress Architects, the complex design physically embodies Clark County’s philosophy of providing open, accessible government in a new civic cultural center. The government center is organized around a multifunctional County courtyard and shaded pedestrian spine. The shaded, circular arcade completes the circular form of the buildings. Aligned radially with the columns are three rows of trees framing a sloped lawn amphitheater. A centered raised platform creates the stage. The amphitheater, an acre and a half in area and 280 feet (85 m) in diameter, is capable of accommodating almost any type of major public gathering, theater, or ceremony.