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The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus, Las Vegas

As Nevada's only Jewish educational center, offering classes from 18 months through 12th grade, the educational campus has thrived, growing from 145 students in 2006 to an enrollment of 500 students thanks to a 146,000-square-foot addition designed by DLR Group.

Founded with the support of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, the building reflects the heritage of the students attending the campus. Students and visitors enter The Adelson middle and upper schools through a grand, glass dome finished in a two-coat 70 percent Kynar PVDF in Bone White from Linetec. The coating protects the dome from the arid Nevada heat while creating an aesthetically pleasing entrance space. "This free-standing, circular glass rotunda measures 30 feet in diameter by 32 feet in height with a free spanning multi-sloping glass dome structure on top," explains Ryan Navis, project manager at Super Sky Products Enterprises LLC.

The students' heritage continues to be represented throughout the campus in features such as the floor, which includes the school logo inlaid with granite, marble and lapis lazuli. To build the school's walls, 160 tons of Jerusalem stone was imported from Israel.

Continuing to honor the students' heritage, the campus also provides a Beit Midrash. Originally intended for the purpose of studying the Torah, today the Beit Midrash provides a study space for students of multifaith backgrounds. Illuminating the learning space, the building is crowned with a 15-foot-wide by 10-foot-tall skylight shaped as a Star of David that shines with natural light.

Husker Glass Inc. installed the Beit Midrash's skylight, which Linetec finished the aluminum framing in the same durable 70 percent PVDF coating as the rotunda's skylight. For both skylights, Viracon Inc. fabricated the insulated, low-E laminated glass units with white silkscreen, maximizing thermal performance under the desert sun.

The $65 million project and its two, signature skylights were completed in 2009, following two years of construction.

Rotunda dome contractor: Crisci Builders, Las Vegas

Star of David contractor: Husker Glass Inc., Omaha, Neb.

Architect: DLR Group, Las Vegas

Glazing system manufacturer and installer: Super Sky Products Enterprises LLC,

Mequon, Wis., www.supersky.com

Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc., Owatonna, Minn., www.viracon.com

Finisher: Linetec, Wausau, Wis., www.linetec.com