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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2005 awards -> Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Visitor 's Center




Entry number:


Project Name:

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Visitor 's Center

Building Type:


Completion Date:

June 2005

Design Team




Client / Owner / Developer

SPWB / State Parks


Electrical Engineers

TJK Consulting Engineers


Exhibit Designers

Consortium West


General Contractors

MGM Construction


Landscape Architect

Marriotti Landscape


Mechanical / Plumbing

Petty Engineering


Structural Engineers

Mendenhall Smith


Design Approach/Narrative: The design relies on the typology set forth by the fort heavy exterior walls surrounding an open courtyard area with programmed spaces attached to the walls. The Visitor Center 's spaces are aligned along the pre-cast concrete wall and separated from the restroom facilities which form the Bastion of the new complex. Materials were selected based on the original construction techniques and history of the fort. CMU to represent the adobe, post and beam construction, weathered steel to associate the mining of the iron ore by the missionaries and pre-cast concrete to tie the use of the fort as the concrete testing lab for the construction of Hoover Dam.


Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos




These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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