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ASCAYA Clubhouse

The PENTA Building Group

Posted: December 10, 2018 | Projects

ASCAYA is a collection of luxury estate home sites poised atop a monument of spiraling stone in Henderson, Nevada. The ASCAYA Clubhouse is a multi-use residential facility with a resort-style environment. There are areas dedicated to events, meetings, and gatherings; alongside health, spa, and fitness areas, sports and outdoor activities, and child-friendly activities. ASCAYA’s Clubhouse exclusively serves residents of ASCAYA’s 313 estate sites located just nine miles south of the Las Vegas Strip on the McCullough Range in Henderson, Nevada. The development rises nearly 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas Valley and features breathtaking views of the city and surrounding areas.

Photo courtesy of the PENTA Building Group

PENTA managed the construction of the 22,000-square-foot Clubhouse. The Clubhouse provides residents a resort-style pool accompanied by a separate lap swimming area, two spa treatment and massage rooms, locker rooms with lounge areas and showers, poolside cabanas, event lawn, outdoor yoga lawn, fitness area, children’s activity room, movement studio, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, outdoor basketball court, extensive gathering rooms and socializing areas, and two levels of parking.

A unique aspect of the project is it was the first project on which PENTA implemented blasting, using a total of 1,892 shots of dynamite. To complete construction, PENTA moved 10,197 cubic yards of rock, which were repurposed for use on site. Over 4,000 cubic yards of type II were processed from the blasted material that was used on site, as well as 6,000 cubic yards of ground cover stone and boulders.

Materials used on the site incorporated a high level of desert architecture design – including stone, tile, steel, copper, and glass. The exterior and interior stone is travertine mined in Turkey (this was the only source that produced the material close to the control sample). The exterior glazing is a low-E assembly.

The Clubhouse, which was inspired by the land itself, was carefully integrated into the site’s unique, 90-degree hillside terrain – displacing and reusing approximately 10,000 cubic yards of rock. To divert waste, this material was crushed and repurposed on site and used for building construction and landscape material, including the large retaining walls and the ballasted roof.

The building was designed with an open pavilion to make the best use out of the ever-changing desert climate. When needed, the banks of floor-to-ceiling pocket doors can be opened or closed to minimize heating and cooling.

The ASCAYA Clubhouse was designed to be a community gathering spot for the community’s residents that reflects the luxury of the community, while adapting native desert materials in its design and construction. Clubhouse guests are surrounded by resort-style amenities that provide the perfect place for people to spend time with family, celebrate big occasions, maintain health and fitness, and engage with others in the community, all while enjoying a brilliant view of the Las Vegas Valley.


Building Envelope: Dryvit, Travertine
Roofing: Carlisle
Windows: Custom
Entrances & Storefronts: Panda Wall System
Curtain Wall: EFCO, a Pella Company
Flooring: Urban Surfaces
Lighting: Cooper, Indy, Traxon, Omnilight
Elevators: ThyssenKrupp


General Contractor
The PENTA Building Group
181 E. Warm Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Swaback Partners, LLC
7550 E. McDonald Drive, #A
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Structural Engineer 
PK Associates, LLC
7434 E. McDonald Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
MSA Engineering Consultants
370 E. Windmill Lane, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Civil Engineer
CVL Nevada, Inc.
2505 Anthem Village Drive, #E215
Henderson, NV 89052

Interior Designer
TAL Interior Design
10801 W. Charleston Boulevard, #440
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Date Bid: Dec 2015 Negotiated
Construction Period: Feb 2016 to Jun 2017          
Total Square Feet: 21,248
Site: 7.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 12,714; second floor, 8,534; total, 21,248 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 12′; second floor, 14′; total, 35′.  
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade, slab on metal deck. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, curtain wall, other.
Roof: Membrane. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

View full project details in magazine issue November-December 2018.