Las Vegas, NV
AIA Nevada Honor Award, Built Category, 2018
ENR Southwest Best Projects Small Project, Merit Award, 2018
City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Award, 2018
NAIOP Nevada Honor Award Redevelopment, 2018
NAIOP Nevada Merit Award NAIOP Works, 2018
AIA Nevada Citation Award, Unbuilt Category, 2016
Located in Downtown Las Vegas adjacent to the Arts District, HB Workspaces, formally Henriksen Butler Showroom, contributes to the ongoing revitalization of the Downtown area which has been actively attracting a variety of entrepreneurs into the expanding art community helping to create a more vibrant and walkable downtown.
The project occupies the old “Gamblers Book Shop” also known as the Gamblers Book Club Building, originally built in 1955. It was a Las Vegas establishment for over 30 years at the corner of Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.
The overall goal behind this project was to embrace and highlight the Henriksen Butler brand with minimal yet powerful interventions to the existing building.
MAINTAIN - REUSE - REPURPOSE are key driving forces of the design.
The building structure and shell were maintained with careful design interventions that balanced the old and the new. Existing trusses were uncovered, sanded, and painted and existing skylights were uncovered and cleaned to preserve the integrity of the 1955 building while revitalizing the new home for this contemporary furniture vendor.
The existing tall, vaulted ceilings became the perfect setting for the collaborative open plan that houses the HB team and showroom. A movable wall system defines the enclosed areas of the showroom which consist of conference rooms, offices, and a living room. Within this system, recycled denim is utilized as acoustical insulation creating spaces that allow for private conversations to occur within an otherwise open office environment.
The HB logo is introduced at the entry utilizing a horizontal steel trellis which becomes an additional art piece within the larger Arts District.