ATLANTA – Atlanta-based architecture and interior design firm tvsdesign, in collaboration with TSK Architects, Simpson Coulter Studio, Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects and KME Architects, has been selected by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors to lead the expansion design efforts of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibition hall will be the second largest in North America and groundbreaking is anticipated for January 2018.
The award comes after an RFP submission, public presentation, and scoring by a selection committee in Las Vegas. The tvsdesign team proposed a concept that aims to strengthen the LVCC brand as one of the most important buildings in Las Vegas as well as bolster the city’s convention capability for the global meeting stage.
“The selection of tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas for the expansion project signals an exciting new era for conventions and convention business in Southern Nevada,” LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said. “Our destination thrives on evolution and reinvention, and this design team will allow us to continue providing the world class experience our guests and clients have come to expect.”
Rob Svedberg is the Project Executive responsible for the performance of tvsdesign and the collaboration team. Svedberg leads tvsdesign’s convention center practice and has led multiple successful projects, including the $1.5B Expansion to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City and the $585M Music City Center in Nashville.
“What gets us out of bed in the morning is doing big, complex projects that are important and have a meaningful impact on people’s lives,” Svedberg said. “The Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is just that: big, intricate and positioned to deliver a positive impact on many lives. We are thrilled about the opportunity to create an iconic design for the world’s greatest convention city.”
In 2016, Las Vegas hosted nearly 22,000 meetings, conventions and trade shows, which directly supported an estimated 54,800 jobs paying $2.3 billion in wages and salaries. Overall, the tourism industry continues to be crucial to Southern Nevada’s economy generating $60 billion in total economic impact, supporting 407,000 jobs and $16.9 billion in local wages and salaries. These jobs represent 44-percent of Southern Nevada’s total workforce.
The project will allow the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to pursue new business opportunities while also growing the shows currently taking place in the destination.
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tvsdesign has worked as an architecture and design firm in 28 countries and 46 states, districts and territories within the United States. tvsdesign has been at the forefront of the major trends in the industry, partnering with clients to design highly functional and efficient facilities that reinforce each city’s brand identity. Additional award-winning projects range from dynamic places for meetings, work, mixed-use destinations, retail showcases, corporate campuses and hotels. From seeing the real potential in a project to finding smart solutions to complex design challenges, tvsdesign’s process enables its team to imagine more for clients. For more information, please visit tvsdesign.com or @tvsdesign.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.