Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Murals Unfurled at RTC Mobility Training Center

Over a year and a half of efforts by our design team are coming to fruition with over 9,000 square feet of installed graphic murals!
Red Rock Mural
© 2015 Anne Johnson AIA
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is currently expanding their Sunset Maintenance Facility, including a 14,700 square foot Mobility Training Center designed by Gensler Nevada and constructed by Sletten Construction of Nevada.  The new training center will teach RTC's paratransit clients to move more independently throughout the city.  The Center is designed to simulate a person's interaction with the outside environment.  Obstacles and views that a person navigating the city will frequently encounter are included such as bus stops, ramps, commercial buildings, residential complexes, and the beautiful surrounding mountain ranges.

Our studio designed 25-feet high interior murals to create a city street effect and also simulate the views a transit rider would see across the Las Vegas valley to the west, north and east.  For example, the west-facing mural depicts Red Rock, while the largest mural depicts the north Sheep Range with fighter jets to pay homage to Nellis Air Force Base.  To the east, the mural highlights building of the south Strip.  We selected locations and provided art direction for the commercial and residential scenes shot by Square Shooting photographers.  Our office selected and designed features including light fixtures, awnings, and building numbers to add to the realistic effect of the photo murals.  Murals were printed and installed by Pictographics.

Commercial & Residential - Mural
Sheep Range & Las Vegas Strip - "Welcome to Vegas" Collage Mural 
Las Vegas Strip - "Welcome to Vegas" Collage Mural
Commercial - Mural