Gensler of Nevada, Las Vegas
Designed as both a transit station along the Las Vegas Monorail route and a showcase for the wireless brand's integrated services, the 15,000-square-foot Nextel Central offers a little something for everyone. A unifying architectural feature - the Ribbon - snakes through the space and integrates five distinct areas: the entry lobby and welcome desk, the Center of Excellence and wireless VIP lounge, the concierge and business solutions center, exhibition space and a retail store. A swooping ceiling, theatrical lighting and video technology add to the space's experiential feel. Here, travelers can view Nextel's services and products at 3-D interactive video displays, check e-mail in the wireless lounge, or enjoy views of the Las Vegas Strip on the open-air balcony.
Client: Nextel Telecommunications, Reston, Va.
Design/Architect: Gensler of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marty Borko, project principal
J.F. Finn, project director
Carolina Tombolesi, project manager
Irwin Miller, project designer
Christian Daniels, graphic designer
Banning Rowles, brand and exhibit designer
Hector Ayala, project architect
James Jones, architect
Hui-Ling Hsieh, project interior designer
Darlene Urgola, architecture designer
General Contractor: Marnell Corrao Associates, Las Vegas
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Photography: Eric Laignel, New York