Last night, the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV held its grand opening ceremony in the Las Vegas Medical District. Designed by TSK Architects, this building is approximately 130,000 gross square feet and is designed to accommodate a class size of 120 students. The facility includes training spaces for clinical skills, simulation and anatomy classrooms for various sizes and a learning resources center. CO Architects is the medical education program planner and interior design architect. MJ Dean Construction is the general contractor.
Total project cost is $125 million. The building broke ground in Fall 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the development team, Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp., was able to complete the project under budget and ahead of schedule. In 2021, Governor Sisolak announced the reinstatement of $25 million in the state budget for the construction of this building.
The Las Vegas Medical District is a 674-acre area located just west of I-15 along West Charleston Blvd. The district is also anchored by University Medical Center (UMC), Valley Hospital Medical Center, UNLV School of Dental Medicine and other ancillary medical facilities, in addition to the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV.
In August, the State Interim Finance Committee awarded the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV $70 million to fund an ambulatory care clinic and a pathology lab. The clinic will provide coordinated care to patients, including mental and behavioral health, all in one place and deliver critical test results to UMC.
In February, the Las Vegas City Council approved an agreement with UNLV for a new hotel, parking garage and a medical office building near Shadow Lane/Wellness Way opening by November 2024 in the medical district. These projects will create $60,740,000 in construction spend and $13,705,196 in tax benefits.
By 2030, the Las Vegas Medical District is estimated to have 24,182 jobs, $181 million state general fund revenue, and $3.6 billion in economic impact. To learn more, please visit the article "The Future of Las Vegas Medical District".
The map below shows some of the selected projects in the pipeline and businesses that are currently operating in the LVMD.