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UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections ->
   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> DIA Land Art Center



Entry number: A06003
Project Name: DIA Land Art Center
Building Type: Mixed-use
Completion Date: N/A
Architectural Student: Dave Nedrow

The location for the mixed use project is a specifically urban site located near the center of Las Vegas at Harmon and Maryland parkway. Close proximity to UNLV , Las Vegas airport, and the strip; the site is [a] premier location for accessibility for all of its potential users. The challenges for the project were to design a structure that seamlessly blend[s] the functions of: the Dia: art foundation, the Land Art Museum and art galleries, classrooms, stores and cafes, and residential housing. The hot arid climate of the Mojave Desert had to be addressed, as well as the urban and university street life of Maryland parkway.

The main unifying elements for the project are the land art gallery spaces and the indoor/outdoor green spaces. Serving the visitor’s visual ties with the horizon line, gives a reverence and connection to the earth. The visitor then slowly ascends through a series of oversized gallery spaces and indoor/outdoor green spaces. The visitors end their journey on the rooftop where the horizon line greets them, along with a breath taking view of the Las Vegas valley.


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.

Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:00 PST