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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Border Grill

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        



Entry number: UB07013
Project Name: Border Grill
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV
Building Type: Restauraunt
Completion Date: February 2008
Architect:  AssemblageSTUDIO

Sustainability Description


Design Team:
Architect: assemblageSTUDIO
Plumbing Engineer: Petty Engineering
Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers


Narrative/Project Description:

Transformation of an existing restaurant to an expression of their connection with manmade cultural heritage.

Keeping with the restaurant's graphic expression the design incorporates materials to express and connect to the cultural patterning and manmade artistic values. Rammed earth, rough sawn lumber and weathered steel form the connection to natural materials. The graphics are enlivened through a vibrant color pattern.

The entire existing facade will be removed to allow the new design to be extremely open. This will create a visual connection to the patio and natural daylight beyond. The dining area has become more intimate through a lowering of the ceiling with the suspended wood beams. The overall restaurant has been opened to the hotel. Privacy in the dining area is maintained through the wood beam wall. The rammed earth walls become a signature element to draw patrons into the restaurant.


Sustainability Description:

Border Grill is moving to be more organic and less processed preservative foods. The owners desired for their new restaurant to express this change in philosophy. In keeping with this idea, the design uses materials that can be left untreated; rammed earth walls, rough sawn lumber and weathered steel. Existing mechanical systems remain, while day lighting is brought into the dining and bar through existing windows.


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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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