CityCenter / Perkins Eastman

CityCenter

Las Vegas, Nevada
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 that would feature 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 U.S. 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.