Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
Photo: Mark Tanaka-Sanders/Bureau of Land Management

The spectacular rock formations of Red Rock Canyon inspired the 11 different architectural finished walls that intersect with each other at the park’s new visitor center. The four faces of each wall batter at different angles and are matched by the 11 different sloping tops of each wall, ranging in height from 9 to 19 ft.

This project used 2,200 sq ft of custom formwork, which was comprised of 20 individual gangs that were pre-assembled and delivered to the site. This allowed the contractor to achieve the variable tie pattern and finish the architect desired.

Key Players

Owner: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Design Firm: Line and Space
General Contractor: Armada Construction
Subcontractor: Doka USA