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.
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City officials have big plans for Henderson.
They envision a suburban utopia filled with plenty of open spaces, parks, community gardens and access to all modes of transportation — maybe even a light rail. Restaurants and retail stores will fill downtown.
As a first step in their vision, the Henderson City Council adopted Henderson Strong, replacing the city’s master plan that was adopted in 2006.
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.
“We’ve been meeting with them (the students) from the very beginning,” said Jeni Panars, project architect for Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects. “They had some great ideas. They’re really just excited to have a place to hang out because right now they don’t really have a spot. It’s for them, so we’ve been working pretty closely with them.”
Atlanta-based TVS Design in December signed a $59.8 million contract to design the new building. TVS is partnering with four Las Vegas companies — TSK Architects, Simpson Coulter Studio, Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects and KME Architects — to deliver plans.