Tate & Synder Architects: architecture in a sprawling landscape
How does one create architecture in Las Vegas? This is the central question Tate & Snyders Architects have been asking themselves for the last four decades, concentrating more and more on the design of civic, educational and public buildings. They have used the design to make a civic language in a territory that is only just now reaching density of inhabitation sufficient to allow a particular identity to emerge. By fragmenting their building, by amplifying the rich desert colors present in the valley in which they work, and by articulating public spaces within structural webs, they are beginning to develop a built civic form in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Civic Architecture in a Landscape of Sprawl by Aaron Betsky
UNLV Architecture School Competition Las Vegas NV 1991
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1139 Linn Lane Aaron Betsky Basic High School Bonanza High School Boulder City building's campus CCSD CCSN Center Las Vegas Cheyenne Ave City of North civic architecture civic form Clark County Family clerestory Community College complex Conference Room County Family Courts courtyard Design Studio east elevations Eldorado High School entry exterior facility gallery glazing ground floor Henderson High School Addition High Tech Center Horizon High School Interactive Learning Center landscape Left main entrance main studio Maryland Pkwy McCarran Airport McCarran International Airport Mechanical natural light Nevada Bell north facade North Las Vegas NV ITT Sheraton NV LDS NV Nellis Air Office Building Opposite passengers Phase Plastics Manufacturing Plant preliminary sketch public spaces Regional Justice Center Restaurant roof Rotunda Science Center second floor Silverhawk Snyder Architects south elevation Southern Nevada Storage structure Tate & Snyder terminal Vegas Valley wall Ward Chapel Women's Restroom