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Bergman Walls and Associates

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Tate and Snyder Design Studio
1995, Tate and Snyder. 709 Valle Verde Ct.

A strong addition to southern Nevada's emerging regional architecture, this 9,000-square-foot studio has been designed in harmony with the desert landscape. The two-story structure, built into a steep hillside, has its main entrance on the second story. Tall glass windows on the south take advantage of natural light and spectacular views. Fins project inward between the windows, widening at the top to soften the effects of the intense desert light. The main space is the studio itself, with a two-story ceiling and clerestory windows. The architects used materials often found in rural Nevada, such as galvanized metal for the roof and corrugated metal for the ceilings. Ochre, used both inside and out, reflects the coloring of the desert. In 2016 Tate and Snyder (now TSK) moved to a new office in downtown Henderson, and this building is now home to Bergman Walls and Associates, another architecture and design firm.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)



  • 1995


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Julie Nicoletta, "Bergman Walls and Associates", [Henderson, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 234-234.

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