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Black Rock Design Institute presents Eric Strain of assemblageSTUDIO architects



Black Rock Design Institute welcomes Eric Strain of Las Vegas-based assemblageSTUDIO for a special presentation on Thursday, Jan. 21, 5 p.m., in the Prim Theater at the Nevada Museum of Art.

In order to stay focused on the firm’s underlying principles, Strain explores design process, urban planning and social interaction. assemblageSTUDIO focuses on projects that discuss the specifics of site, community and the owner’s search for excellence. Taking on a limited number of projects has enabled the firm to devote considerable attention to design excellence. While the number of completed projects might seem small, the results have not.

Strain received his master’s in architecture from the University of Utah in 1990. He has taught at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UNLV Schools of Architecture and served as director of the Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art. The firm, founded in 1998, has received numerous Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region and Nevada chapters.

The presentation begins at 6 p.m., preceded by an hour of networking accompanied by cold beer provided by Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery. Admission is $10/$8 for museum members and students. Tickets for all BRDI presentations may be purchased at the Nevada Museum of Art admissions desk or online at www.nevadaart.org/tickets.

Future presentations at the Prim Theater, Nevada Museum of Art
• A screening of the documentary Visual Acoustics–The Modernism of Julius Shulman, Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. www.juliusshulmanfilm.com
• Joseph Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture, Thursday, March 25, 6 p.m.

The Nevada Museum of Art is a private, non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The galleries, museum store and Café Musée are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays. For more information please contact Rachel Milon, director of communications and marketing, Nevada Museum of Art, 775-329-3333, ext. 228, or [email protected].

BRDI is a not for profit 501c3 comprising Reno area designers dedicated to improving our urban environment. We’re on the Web at www.brdi.org. Become a fan on Facebook. For more information contact Brad Van Woert at 775-328-1010.

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