The program required the building interiors to have a “casino aura” unified with a functional and maintenance-friendly student environment while incorporating the university’s logo and color scheme.
The lobby’s pattern of red and gray meandering terrazzo flooring symbolizes the building’s adjacent natural wash. The walls consist of white synthetic plaster, vinyl COST PER SQ FT$182.93FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio2002 Educational Interiors to simulate natural wood and painted gypsum board. A curved coffered ceiling of gypsum board and acoustic tiles are adorned with a Louis Poulsen chandelier at the entrance. The lobby’s eastern-facing clerestory windows illuminate the high volume and the second-level circular hallway and open staircase.
The first level houses a casino laboratory/classroom with casino-grade carpet, gypsum board walls and a blacked-out 12-foot ceiling. The main conference center has painted gypsum-board walls, adjustable wall partitions and electronic projection screens. The casino kitchen uses quarry tile flooring and fiberglass-reinforced wall panels to meet health requirements.
On the second- and third-level main corridors, vinyl composition tile duplicates the first-level terrazzo pattern. An executive conference room on the third level includes plush pile carpet, custom casework and a tiled balcony with a view of the Las Vegas strip.
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