Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Nevada State Museum Event Hall Addition Design Planning
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Master Planning for an Event Hall addition to the Nevada State Museum.
3a. Project Location: County: Carson City
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Nevada State Museum
7. Agency contact person: Myron Freedman
8. Contact phone: 775 687 4810 x 226
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 23
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2944, 2027
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: Project provides a master plan for the construction of an Event Hall added to the Nevada State Museum complex.
17. Project Justification: The Nevada State Museum does not currently have appropriate or adequate space for lectures and events and is prevented from effectively fulfilling its mission to "...share and promote the understanding and celebration of Nevada's natural and cultural heritage for the enrichment of all generations." The default space used for these types of programs seats a maximum of 85 people. Visitors to the museum, and museum members, are regularly impacted due to lack of space. Offered programs quickly reach capacity requiring the museum to limit attendance. The default space is also not appropriate for all events due to its configuration and location inside the museum, and food and drink are prohibited due to the presence of artifacts. The Event Hall addition would minimally seat 180 people. Design requirements for the Event Hall will include minimum seating for 180 people, and a lighting and A/V system that will support lectures with presentation materials, cultural programs that include music and dance, and enough space to move outdoor events inside during inclement weather.
18. Project Background Information: The Nevada State Museum is not able to accommodate all visitors to educational, historical and cultural programs. The largest space in the museum capable of seating attendees to lectures and events has a capacity of 85 people. The museum regularly attracts double that number of people to its lectures and events, and must ultimately turn people away when capacity is reached and thus preventing the museum from serving all Nevadans. The museum has been in service for 75 years educating Nevada students and inviting all Nevadans to experience the breadth and scope of the State's history. In that time it has expanded to serve the growing number of visitors, likewise it's current active membership of 800 continues to grow. However, previous expansions did not include an event space for programs. The lack of event space creates a perilous situation in the museum's ability to meet the needs of its present audience, and in its ability to meet the needs of Northern Nevada's expanding population, having an adverse impact on the museum's ability to meet NRS 381.0063, 2.d., serving the public with programs. Additionally, the current default space used for such programs is now hamstrung in its purpose as an exhibit gallery because the floor must remain open for program seating. This limits the museum's ability to bring in new exhibits with artifacts mounted in floor cases. Also, there are limitations on the use of the default gallery as an event space due to the presence of artifacts. Food and drink are not allowed in order to meet industry standards in the preservation of the Nevada heritage materials on display. Other current limitations are in the sizes of the presenting groups, such as arts groups with multiple performers, and in the audio visual quality possible to attain, limited by the size and shape of the room. A new and separate Event Hall would be isolated from galleries and collection areas and designed specifically for the needs of presentations and events. The new Event Hall would seat a minimum of 180 people, and be an open, flexible environment, equipped with a service kitchen, audio visual system and appropriate presentation lighting to allow for a variety of programs and events. The most cost effective area to add an Event Hall to the existing museum is the parking lot adjacent to the Dema Guinn Concourse. The lot currently has four parking spaces. Parking would not be impacted as a large parking lot is available to museum visitors across Curry Street, the museum's West side. Handicapped parking would not be impacted at all.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): If not approved the museum will be incapable of fulfilling its mission to serve all visitors with educational, historical and cultural programs and events.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): By increasing the museum's capacity to seat more people at programs and events, it will no longer be butting up against the room capacity designated by the Fire Marshal.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program?
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development: 45,000
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 45,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 45,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 45,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Unknown
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF 3,000
59d.Total project SF: 3,000
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 0
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 150
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 25
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: Event space, kitchen, storage, A/V and lighting systems.