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In this thesis, three design opportunities are presented. The first design iteration looks at the micro scale. Public infrastructure along the length of the strip serves as canvases for public art. By expressing art on posts, utility boxes, guardrails, and bollards, a consistent rhythm of public art along the strip links together the separated attractions and properties. To emphasize this connection, the second design iteration implements intermittent hooks. Here, the meso scale reinforces public art interventions on medium-scale sites, such as street medians. The third design iteration is in the macro scale, which involves artscape anchors at either end of the strip. The south anchor proposes a memorial for the tragic October 1 shooting, while the north anchor proposes a sculpture park as a foothold for future projects in the surrounding context. The combination of these three design iterations at their different scales will provide the strip with a sense of unity and community that engages people with the environment in meaningful ways.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Art tourism; Public space; Las Vegas Strip
Architecture | Art and Design | Urban Studies and Planning
Carnate, Emylanie and Cano, Ronald, "Artscape" (2019). Hospitality Design Graduate Capstones. 4.
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