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DIA Land Art Center

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Las Vegas, NV
Description: 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 visitorís 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.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. A06003, Citation Award.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD