Las Vegas, NV

With its spectacular hotels, legendary casinos, and larger-than-life signs, Las Vegas occupies a singular place not only in the gaming and hospitality industries, but American culture as well. With the increasing value of real estate along the Strip and shifts in the hotel and gaming industries, MGM Mirage recognized the need to take a different approach to development, featuring a more intense and broader mix of uses.

EE&K’s plan for CityCenter introduced a new vision, rooted in a more urbane and sustainable sensibility. The plan incorporates a diverse program including Las Vegas’ largest hotel, two boutique hotels, retail, offices, and 2,400 luxury residential units—all focused on a series of high-quality and dramatic public environments as well as a walkable pedestrian realm

As the largest privately financed development in US history, the implementation of CityCenter presented challenges no less monumental. Inherent in bringing urbanism to the Strip was the principle that CityCenter be built like a real city by multiple architects from around the world.