As the regional demarcation point for five State parks, this interpretive center welcomes travelers to stop and visit as it reaches out toward the southwest. LGA was tasked with creating a site master plan and interpretive plan, as well as a building design, for the 2,259 s.f. visitor center.
The goals of the project were to design the Regional Center with an interior that creates an orientation, provides an educational interpretive plan, crafts a facility dedicated to public use with an ease of visibility and access, and offers self-guiding exhibits that invite the visitor to touch and feel. The design of the building provides security control and is low maintenance and energy efficient. The orientation of the facility to the site creates controlled views which demonstrate the indigenous landscape. The building blends with its environment and is scalable for future expansion.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS MERIT AWARD | 1998
ELMER H. ANDERSON PARKS EXCELLENCE AWARD | 1998
NEVADA GOVERNOR’S TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AWARD | 1995