Anderson Hallas led the team in a project that explored the expansion of the heritage opportunities at Desert View. The catalyst for the project was to increase opportunities for First Voice interpretation by the eleven affiliated tribes associated with the Grand Canyon to provide one-on-one interaction between demonstrators and visitors. After analyzing many options, the concept of a very “light touch” approach to the buildings and site was selected – utilizing an existing stone building, expanding an outdoor activity demonstration area, and custom designed restrooms, all to be compatible with the cultural and natural beauty of the site.
- Collaboration between the design team, NPS staff, the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and an Inter-tribal Working Group representing the local tribes
- Both a National Register Historic District and a National Historic Landmark – the site also includes Mary Colter’s “Indian Watchtower at Desert View”
- Worked with Chevos Studios for site art installations
- Rehabilitation of historic building to be the Tribal Welcome Center
- Contemporary design of a new comfort station