“CityCenter represents a new paradigm of urban planning and design. It reflects MGM Resorts International's sophisticated vision, and it has the critical mass to propel Las Vegas to another level.”
– Andy Cohen, FAIA, managing principal, Gensler Los Angeles
• San Francisco
• Andy Cohen, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
• Walter Hunt, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
• Tom Ito, American Institute of Architects
• JF Finn, American Institute of Architects
• Robert Stefko, American Institute of Architects
• Hunter Clayton, Principal
• Gensler is a leading global architecture, design, planning and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies to achieve measurable business and organizational goals through the use of design. For more than 40 years, Gensler has been a pioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Today, Gensler has more than 2,100 professionals on staff and offices in 32 locations. Gensler’s clients include hospitality, retail and entertainment companies; airports and transportation agencies; professional service and consulting firms; banking and financial institutions; governments, technology and healthcare companies; telecommunication and development companies; and educational institutions and sports arenas. Gensler regards sustainable design as a guiding principle for all building and interior projects. As designer of the first large-scale U.S. office building to use underfloor air systems, Gensler has been at the forefront of the movement for responsible design that considers the impact of decisions today on our lives tomorrow. Gensler has completed more than 85 LEED®-certified projects, and the firm currently has more than 200 LEED®-registered projects on the boards. Gensler has more than 900 LEED®-Accredited Professionals on staff.
• Notable architecture projects include Government Communication Headquarters in the UK; Moscone West Convention Center in California; Dubai International Financial Center and master plan; Shanghai Pudong Bank; JetBlue terminal at JFK Airport; and 2000 Avenue of the Stars, a 790,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Century City, Los Angeles. Some major Gensler clients include Disney, DreamWorks, The Gap, Bank of America, The New York Times, and JPMorgan Chase.
• For 29 consecutive years, Interior Design magazine has named Gensler the largest interior architecture firm in the U.S. Fast Company magazine calls Gensler “one of the world’s most influential design firms.” Gensler was ranked first for architecture on Building Design & Construction magazine’s Giants 300 list in 2008. In 2000, Gensler was named the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Firm of the Year, and in 2005 the firm received the USGBC’s inaugural award for Organizational Excellence. Engineering News-Record magazine named Gensler first for architecture on its Top 500 list in 2008. World Architecture magazine ranked Gensler number one on its 2008 Top 200 list. Gensler was named Green Architect of the Year by the Las Vegas Business Press in 2008.
Redefining Las Vegas Lifestyle
• As executive architect of CityCenter, Gensler is responsible for providing project leadership for the entire 18-million-square-foot master plan and is teamed with MGM Resorts International's Design Group to coordinate and collaborate with residential developers, hotel operators, retailers and a group of world-class architects. Gensler was awarded this role after MGM Resorts International's extensive search for a firm that could handle the formidable task of leading a project of this dramatic scale, design complexity, aggressive schedule and preeminent caliber. Gensler's combination of deep resources, broad skill sets, design creativity and geographic locations – including an office in Las Vegas – enable the firm to provide a genuinely unique architectural service offering.
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