STREMMEL GALLERY



LOCATION: RENO, NV

DATE: 2000

SIZE: 8300 SF

PROGRAM: ART GALLERY, OFFICES



The extension of the existing Stremmel Gallery onto an adjacent lot invigorates a neglected area of downtown Reno previously void of any significant, new architecture. By utilizing the entire city block the addition ties together the smaller, existing buildings on each corner and creates a new urban center. The program also includes 4 new "office loft" spaces on 3 levels. A unifying system of transluscent panels (Paneltec - a plastic honeycomb material) continues the facade across the site.

Providing solar shading from the west and allowing individual expression of each of the buildings were significant design considerations. Separated from the facade by a systematic structure and lighting design, the panels become a giant screen or billboard, thus marking a new point of interest in the area.

Connected with the loft space next door, the gallery becomes open to commercial cross-fertilization. The new interior areas are spacious and tall in contrast to the low, existing gallery spaces. Light and openings are controlled to protect the art and allow pedestrian views of the animated facade, which will project the

new life of the interior to the outside environment.

CLIENT: Peter Stremmel

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Ariel Asken

ASSOICATE ARCHITECT: Hawkins & Associates (Reno)





FACADE AT NIGHT

GALLERY INTERIOR

FACADE AT NIGHT

FACADE AT NIGHT

FRONT FACADE

FRONT FACADE

FRONT FACADE

PANEL DETAIL

PANEL DETAIL

PANEL DETAIL

STREET VIEW

STREET VIEW

STREET VIEW

GALLERY INTERIOR

GALLERY INTERIOR