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Aliante Information Gallery

2600 Nature Park Drive
N, Las Vegas, NV 89084
Description: Featuring a radius glass wall to capture the breathtaking mountain vista, the gallery incorporated natural slate flooring with cobalt glass stones running through it. Stones running up the interior, detailed reception desk further welcomed visitors and cobalt countertops and metal accents finished off the look.
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Extra Note: “Aliante Info Gallery Called ‘Unique.’” Las Vegas Review – Journal, 26 July 2003,?.

When two of the most successful developers in Nevada joined forces to create a master planned community, first impressions were critical. MICE made a great first impression with their design for Aliante's information gallery and welcome center.

The Aliante Information Gallery is located at the southeast corner
of I-215 and Aliante Parkway. Take US-95 north to the I-215 East
exit. Head east on I-215, exit Aliante Parkway and proceed south.
Call 1-866-874-6393. Open daily: Summer Hours - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
& Winter Hours - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Aliante wins Homer award

The Aliante master-planned community received the "Best Master-Planned Community Merchandising Campaign" award at the recent Homer Awards festivities, which were sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Participants submitted 77 entries in 17 categories. Aliante won its award primarily on the strength of the design of the community's sales information center, according to the association.

Dan Naef, senior vice president of North Valley Enterprises, developer of Aliante, was delighted.

"Prospective home buyers who visit the Aliante Information Gallery first have the assurance of knowing that they are accessing the best source of information regarding just about every possible aspect of this community," he said.

The center is located near the southeast corner of Interstate 215 and Aliante Parkway, just across from the community's 20-acre Nature Discovery Park. The 4,600-square-foot building was designed by Las Vegas-based JMA Architects, while MICE Marketcraft, of Tempe, Ariz., handled the interior design.

"It is a beautiful building, with great indoor-outdoor relationships," said Claudia Gerster, vice president of the commercial division of MICE Marketcraft. "Appropriately, we brought materials and concepts from the outside to the inside of the building. The stonework you see on the exterior is carried over to the inside. For the flooring, we used a natural slate material and incorporated into it blue-tinted glass pebble tiles to create what looks like a creek running through the slate."

A series of free-standing kiosks in the center provides visitors with information.

"There is even a special interactive niche, with computer monitors and a computer program that can take visitors on a virtual tour of the community," Gerster said.