Legal Aid Center Advocacy & Justice Complex

Las Vegas, Nevada

Since 1958, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada has provided essential legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney, ensuring access to justice for all. The Center remains dedicated to its mission of delivering quality legal counsel, advice, and representation to those in need.

In response to the October 1 tragedy, the Legal Aid Center opened the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, now known as the Advocacy and Justice Center. This well-received program addresses complex issues arising from violent crime and has seen increasing demand, prompting the need for a larger facility.

To accommodate its growing needs, the Legal Aid Center purchased the property at 801 E. Charleston Boulevard, a site previously occupied by US Bank and Frontier Savings Bank. This new location will provide 40,000 square feet of office space, housing various essential programs. The first floor will feature the Advocacy and Justice Center, while the second and third floors will host the Family Justice and Immigration Programs and the Guardianship and Advocacy Program, respectively.


A key aspect of the project is unifying the Legal Aid Center campus. The portion of Eighth Street separating the current building and the new complex will be vacated, creating a public plaza along Charleston Boulevard. The existing parking structure will expand into the vacated street, and a new thirty-foot pedestrian corridor will connect Charleston Boulevard to Gass Avenue, facilitating free movement for people and bicycles.

The existing bank building at 801 E. Charleston Boulevard, while no longer viable in its current state, features mid-century modern elements that will be preserved. The iconic brise soleil will be salvaged and repurposed in its original location, and the stacked bond brick will be reused on the new building facade. Slim columns and low parapets will echo the former bank’s shape, while the interior will be tailored to the Legal Aid Center’s specific needs.

The new building will harmoniously blend the mid-century modern architecture of the former bank with the modern design of the current Legal Aid Center, creating a cohesive campus. A pedestrian bridge will link the two buildings, also serving as the employee entrance from the parking structure.

The main entrance will be located on Charleston Boulevard, adjacent to the existing bus stop, with a new Event Plaza/Courtyard at the eastern edge of the site. All service access will be conveniently located along Gass Avenue. This thoughtful design honors the architectural heritage of the site while providing a functional space for the Legal Aid Center’s expanded operations.



Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada


40,000 s.f.


Prime Architect

Services Performed

Public Outreach
Sustainable Strategies
Conceptual Design
Architecture / Interior Design