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WMS Gaming

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730 Pilot Road
Las Vegas, NV
Completed: 2006-06
Contractors: Civil Engineer: Malpass Design Group
Electrical Engineer: Harris Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Martin-Harris
Structural Engineer: Wright Engineers
Architectural Elements: While the building owner or the tenant did not document the project in accordance with LEED Guidelines to become a certified project, there was a strong commitment on behalf of all participants to address LEED issues as described below. The general office lighting source is indirect fluorescent low energy use fixtures. All accent lighting is compact fluorescent fixtures. The tenant made a long-term lease commitment to the building owner, along with a commitment to the use of recycled building products as noted below. Flooring Carpet is interface carpet tiles containing recycled materials and low emissions for the carpet product’s adhesives. Hard surface flooring is a Linoleum product, which has recycled materials and low emissions for the product and adhesives. Natural stone materials is from a regional source. Ceiling Suspended acoustical ceiling is an Armstrong product with recycled product content. Drywall ceiling is from a regional source. Systems Furniture 80% of the building is defined with Steelcase systems furniture consisting of recycled materials, allowing for maximum flexibility of future growth without incurring the waste of materials associated with conventional construction. The use of systems furniture allows for maximum natural light to reach the center of the building, offering a healthy and productive work environment.
Description: WMS Gaming’s Las Vegas offices utilize many of the material introduced on the exterior of the building to carry the exterior into the interior. The main entry 9of the building is defined by a two-story curved accent panel wrapped in deep blue alucobond sheets, introduced at the exterior entry. This wall, and materials, is thrust into the entry of the building’s core. Throughout the open office areas, carpet tiles and suspended acoustical “clouds” mirror one another in a natural flowing pattern.

This build-to-suit aspect of the project offered WMS Gaming the opportunity to customize a space to fit the specific needs of a multi-department, WMS Gaming has incorporated all the current day ecrutruements expected of a destination. A large “community center” provides employees with an exercise room equipped with a locker room and showers, indoor and outdoor break zones, and a central “park” for informal team meetings and corporate gathering.

The highly dynamic nature of the gaming industry requires WMS Gaming to maintain a flexible space which can be changed quickly with limited impact to daily work schedules. This was accomplished by developing two large floor plates which meet at a minimal sized core, thus offering the largest floor plat available in this building style.

WMS Gaming and the buildings developer, strategized to create the most effective space possible within a limited budget. Open ceiling systems with exposed structural systems encourage a large, expansive feel to work areas used on a 24/7 basis. Strong accent colors define full height core partitions and inject energy for a highly efficient work environment. Incorporating a variety of team meeting areas adjacent to the windows offers employees a variety of environments to meet or work independently.
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2007) Entry No. IE07002, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD