The following is a press release from JCJ Architecture of Hartford, Connecticut announcing the opening of the newest studio location.
LAS VEGAS, October 3, 2018 – JCJ Architecture, an architecture, planning and interior design firm, today announced its expansion into the Las Vegas market. The company, which has been in operation since 1936, has led hundreds of gaming and hospitality projects in the US and internationally. JCJ’s new location, strategically located in the “entertainment capital of the world”, marks the company’s ninth office.
The Las Vegas-based team is led by Design Manager and General Manager Robert Gdowski, AIA, who is returning to Las Vegas, where he served as Design Director for Marnell Corrao Associates before moving to China to join the Asian practice of HOK, formerly BBG – to monitor. BBGM’s Shanghai studio. Gdowski’s successful career extends to clients such as Caesars, SLS, Wynn, Pinnacle, Atlantis, Four Seasons, Marriott and Hilton. He brings with him an extensive international leadership role as a design-oriented architect and planner with a unique understanding of luxury hospitality, games and mixed-use developments.
“This expansion has been a long time coming for JCJ. We have selected a world-class team that has proven itself in the Las Vegas market and will lead our customers to success,” said Gdowski. “Each of them is uniquely qualified not only because of their expertise in project design, management and execution, but also because of their drive for innovation, their entrepreneurial spirit and their unwavering commitment to excellent customer service.”
The diverse team at JCJ in Las Vegas reflects the company’s holistic approach, which strikes a balance between architecture, interior design and planning. In addition to their collective knowledge of the local and regional market, the team brings a variety of robust skills, including experience from working as part of owner / operator teams.
Mike Larson, AIA, NCARB, MBA – Project Manager, Architecture / Studio Manager: After spending more than 15 years in Las Vegas, Mike moves from Klai Juba Wald to JCJ. Previous projects include properties like the Cosmopolitan, LINQ Entertainment District, Daylight Beach Club, LAVO Restaurant and Nightclub, Tivoli Village, Pala Casino, Resort & Spa, and Live! Maryland Casino and Hotel.
Kris Irwin, NCIDQ, LEED AP, RID – Project Leader, Interior Design: Kris brings extensive experience of interior design to Las Vegas and works on behalf of the owner for Station Casinos, overseeing the design and completion of Aliante Station and Fontainebleau Resorts. Most recently, Kris was Director of Design at Seminole Gaming, where she led the expansions of the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Tampa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, among others.
“As the epicenter of gaming and hospitality innovation, the Las Vegas market resurgence offers a tremendous opportunity for JCJ to continue our tradition of customer care and deliver impactful, experiential environments,” said Peter Stevens, President of JCJ Architecture. “Beyond gaming and hospitality, we look forward to bringing our skills and services related to educational, civic, arts and cultural projects to a wider community.”
JCJ’s Las Vegas office is located at 6847 Ponderosa Way, Las Vegas, NV, 89118.
About the JCJ architecture
JCJ Architecture is an architecture, planning and interior design office owned by employees that has been in continuous operation since 1936. Our professionals are strategically located in nine offices: Hartford, Boston, New York, San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles. Tulsa, Arizona, Las Vegas – to serve customers across the country and around the world. The company has built a successful practice by integrating strict management with the highest standards of design and customer service. JCJ prides itself on creating buildings and environments of exceptional quality and helping many communities to be better places to live, work, learn and create. More information is available at www.jcj.com.