Experiencing Great Architecture and Creative Built Environments

  • 01_NV Art Museum
  • 01_Fleishmann
  • 01_Pioneer Center
  • 01_Reno
  • 01_Hellman
  • 01_Tallac
  • 01_Cleveland MOCA
  • 01_Turkel
  • 01_Yama One Woodward
  • 01_Bellagio


Nevada Museum of Art (2003)

Will Broder, Architect

160 W. Liberty St. Reno NV 89501


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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center (1963)

Ray Hellman, Architect

University of Nevada, Reno Campus

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Pioneer Center (1967)

Bozalis, Dickinson and Roloff Architects

100 S. Virginia Street Reno NV

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Visited August 21 2014

Reno Arch (1926 – 2009)

The original arch was constructed in 1926, the current version was installed in 1987, and new lights were added in 2009.

Virginia Street Reno NV

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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (1903)

Walter Danforth Bliss, Architect

Meeks Bay, CA  in the Sugar Pine Point State Park

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Although not well marked, it is worth the search for this lakefront summer mansion on the western shore of Lake Tahoe. Just sit on the front porch for awhile overlooking the lake for a relaxing respite. Pretend you own the place!


Tallac Historic Site

Baldwin Estate, Pope Estate and Valhalla

South Lake Tahoe CA

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Located just west of South Lake Tahoe, this group of summer “cottages” are lined up on the south shore of the lake. You can walk from one another enjoying both the architecture and the beauty of the lakeshore.


Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2012)

Farshid Moussavi, Architect

11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

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Visited June 22, 2014

This dark modern faceted building is located close to Frank Gehry’s building on the Case Western Reserve University Campus, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Inside it is a deceivingly large space, although a substantial portion of it is dedicated to a rambling white staircase with various landings and overlooks into the dark indigo shell of the building’s exterior wall. Unfortunately the galleries were closed on the day of my visit, so I have no idea of how the galleries work as galleries.


Need a place to stay in Cleveland? The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade, downtown in an historic 1890 building.

Looking for some entertainment in the Cleveland Area? Try the great Old-School Bowling and entertainment complex Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood. I was there for a party and had a great time, see my blog post here.

 Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland website


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