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The Inn at the Ruin

Joshua Tree, CA

For The Inn at The Ruin—an adjacent complex of pavilions and community space to The Ruin Venue, Studio Vlock has designed a series of corten steel gates and courtyard screens. These are part of the 'Desert Dream' collection, including the Fireball at The Ruin Venue.

Using contemporary architectural design elements to define exterior spaces throughout the property, these steel gates and screens tell a story; knitting together in one cohesive thread The Ruin Venue and now the adjacent Inn at the Ruin through a shared narrative, connecting guests to the magical world of the desert environment. Together, art and architecture contribute to the branding of The Inn at the Ruin and create an integral place-making experience of the High Desert, engaging people through the power of storytelling.

"We have again commissioned Sandra to design several large corten steel gates and screens for our adjoining property, The Inn at the Ruin. Together with the 'Desert Dream' Fireball at The Ruin Venue, the effect that these art installations have in creating a strong sense of place and continuity between the two properties is extraordinary! 

Sandra's work fits our environment so naturally and captures the imagination. Her work is exciting; it's friendly, and it's approachable. We know her art has enriched the experience for all who attend and enjoy an event at The Ruin Venue and The Inn at The Ruin."

— Paul Goff, Owner