Robert Svedberg, principal for Atlanta-based TVS Design, which is heading a team of architects and designers known as Design Las Vegas, on Monday gave a Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority committee and an oversight committee supporting the $860 million expansion project an early look at the schematic design phase of the project, which is about half completed.
The multimillion-dollar expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center that officials say will allow the city to remain at the top of the list of trade show destinations will have a modern design tied by a ribbon-like roof on the outside and iconic imagery inside.
Clark County commissioners will break ground at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 28 on the Desert Diamonds Baseball Complex on a 25-acre site adjacent to Mountain’s Edge Regional Park. The facility features four adult baseball fields, natural turf, lights bleachers and sun shade.
The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Participating in the event will be County Commissioners Susan Brager, Steve Sisolak and Larry Brown, as well as Lou Richardson of Richardson Construction and John Ritter of Focus Development, Windom Kimsey of TSK Architects, Peter Bernasconi and Parks and Recreations Director Mindy Meyers.
Windom Kimsey, principal and CEO of TSK, first became involved with the LVCVA about a decade ago. At the time, an expansion of the convention center was contemplated, and the economy was humming.
But by 2008, the Great Recession set in, and the LVCVA retreated from expansion plans.
The LVCCD’s Phase Two is an $860 million expansion project that will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion is slated for completion in time to welcome CES in 2021. Last month, the LVCVA’s Board of Directors finalized the selection of tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to provide design services for the expansion project.