1. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
PROJECT COST: $275 Million
Within its timeless neoclassical design, this massive performance space consists of a 232,000-sq-ft, 2,050-seat auditorium in the Large Hall, with a founders room and grand foyer. A second building houses a 70,000-sq-ft education center that will be used for performances, rehearsals and community receptions, including a 200-seat Studio Theater and the 300-seat Cabaret Theater. BIM was used throughout documentation and coordination on the anticipated LEED silver project.
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Started: May 2009 Target Completion: February 2012
Owner: Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Foundation; City of Las Vegas
Design Firm: David M. Schwarz Architects; HKS Inc.
General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Civil Engineer: Martin & Martin Civil Engineers
Structural Engineer: WALTER P MOORE
MEP Engineer: MSA Engineering Consultants
Subcontractors: Helix Electric; Dimick Development Co.; Maui One Excavation; M2 Core Drilling & Cutting; Dielco Crane Service; Premier Firestopping & Insulation Co.