Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, USA

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada Architecture, Architect, Design

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, Las Vegas : Nevada Building

Visitor Center Building, USA – design by Line and Space

Oct 26, 2011

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

Location: near Las Vegas, Nevada
2010
Design: Line and Space

The $17 million Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center consists of a new 8,000 sf. Visitor Arrival building with 44,000 sf of outdoor exhibits, a 7,000 sf remodel of the existing visitor center building to house administrative functions, and a new 1,100 sf. Visitor Contact Station.

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center Nevada building
photos : Robert Reck

Indoor and outdoor exhibits, administration, and the stunning landscape are integrated as one. The educational content of the exhibits and of the building are inseparable as both introduce visitors to water harvesting, greywater irrigation, climate specific architecture, and the use of shade, humidity, and air movement to temper outdoor space.

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The design significantly reduces the amount of indoor, conditioned space by creating exterior, tempered microclimates for the majority of the exhibit pavilions.

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In support of the Bureau of Land Management’s mission to encourage stewardship for the land, the primarily outdoor experience instills in individuals a sense of personal responsibility for their environment’s well-being.

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Many resource conserving ideas are incorporated into the LEED Gold project. The Arrival building is sheltered by a “big hat” (a roof with ample overhangs) that creates an intermediate thermal transition zone and harvests rainwater used for interpretive exhibits and landscape irrigation.

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center building

High-efficiency mechanical systems were specified, while daylighting, solar water heating, and a 55 kW photovoltaic array convert the region’s intense sun into free energy. A transpired solar wall system provides heating for the rest rooms, allowing the mechanical system in these spaces to be eliminated.

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The existing visitor center facility, constructed in 1982, was renovated to house administration for the National Conservation Area. In these new flexible office, meeting, and work spaces, natural light is brought into the existing window-less space with the addition of overhead light monitors. High-efficiency lighting and a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) mechanical system replaced outdated existing equipment, offering flexible zoning and ease of installation in the existing structure.

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Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center Nevada – Building Information

Year Completed: 2010
Client: US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Lead Architectural Designer: Les Wallach
Project Manager: Henry Tom, AIA
Project Architect: Johnny Birkinbine, AIA
Architect in charge of Interpretive/Exhibit Coordination: Bob Clements, AIA, LEED AP
Architectural Support Team: Mike Anglin, Manny Kropf, David Bullaro, Ray Jin

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Consultants
Exhibits and Interpretation: Hilferty Associates
Landscape Architecture: McGann & Associates
Structural: Holben Martin & White
GLHN (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, LEED Administration:
Technology Plus (Telecommunications:
General Contractor: Straub Construction, Inc.

Location: 1000 Scenic Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89124, United States

Contact: (702) 515-5350

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