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UNLV Libraries Main Page -> Architecture Studies Library -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections -> Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database -> Projects

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety

Photos & Links: Photo 1
8250 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
Extra Note: “Best Piece of Underappreciated Architecture.” Las Vegas Life (Dec. 2002): 48.

Kroloff, Reed. “The other Las Vegas.” Architecture 85, n.4 (Apr. 1996): 78-89. Includes photos.

AIA Nevada Design Awards (1996) Entry No. 96B2, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: entry form, photos

"The attention-grabbing design of this DMV office reinforces the importance of the car in Las Vegas. Due to the diverse and large amount of services provided within the building, the space organization and circulation pattern was intentionally designed to be similar to that of a retail mall. The building materials are two-tone concrete block in both rough and smooth textures, metal cladding, and masonry walls. Surrounding a fan-shaped plaza that provides some seating for visitors, the buildings feature roof overhangs on the southern exposure to protect glazing from the sun and a glazed wall facing the north."