This architecturally interesting Frank Gehry project was completed in 2009 for the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada specializing in research and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. I had seen pictures of this building before but had never visited until last December. While visually interesting and conveying many of Gehry’s signature themes in the daytime it is absolutely captivating at night. The white interior of the performance space is illuminated by different color lights depending on the season. These pictures were taken during the Christmas holidays so red is the color on display.
Other pictures were taken in the atrium space, which separates the examination and treatment rooms from the performance/exhibition space and is interesting in that it uses the supports and attachments for the sweeping stainless-steel panels as a graphic element. Color and light give form to interesting shapes and profiles.
While not generally recognized as one of Gehry’s more famous buildings, I did meet and converse with three young people from Saint Petersburg, Russia touring the USA who had the Cleveland Clinic on their list of places to see in Las Vegas. This little gem is an interesting addition to the contemporary Las Vegas art scene and is worth visiting if one follows Gehry or is merely interested in modern architecture.
All images were taken with Nikon D750 with AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, AF Nikon 18mm-35mm f/3.5-4.5 wide-angle lens or AF Nikon 28mm-105mm f/3.5-4.5D zoom lens in RAW format and processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.7