Truthfully, you should stop reading this right now and go see Amy Lee Finchem at COLAB at Art Square. She can explain the importance of architecture and landscape architecture better than I ever could. It’s my feeling that the reason many of us don’t like the look of the town we live in is because, prior to now, none of us had the education to tell good architecture from bad. (Also, we were busy parking cars for six figures a year and didn’t give a shit how Las Vegas looked, so long as it paid cash.) But now the education is there—go see Amy!—and the tools to better one’s understanding, like John Hill’s terrific Daily Dose of Architecture blog, are within easy reach. There’s frankly no way to look at the photos of thoughtfully designed built spaces on Hill’s blog and continue thinking that Las Vegas’ strip malls are anything but a blight.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.