The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, features glass on the façade and throughout the spacious interior, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass interviewed representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation, including our project manager, Daniel Rodriguez: See video here.
Fifty years ago, a small “hotel” department at a little-known university in the desert started as the “College of Hotel Administration.” Over the next five decades, it became UNLV’s flagship program, and one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this Spring, the college launched its new state-of-the art academic building, renaming it, “William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.” The new LEED Silver Certified building was designed by Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects, and McCarthy Building Group and Giroux Glass played a major role in making the award-winning landmark happen.
The 93,500 square feet building touts:
Our scope included both interior and exterior glazing. On the exterior, we installed curtain wall, aluminum glass doors, sunshades at the South curtain wall, and Trex Commercial Products’ railing hardware with Triview tempered/laminated glass. On the interior, we installed: all glass storefronts, by C.R.Laurence and Guardian glass by Trulite; all glass doors by C.R.Laurence and glass by OldCastle; sliding glass door at the student café by C.R.Laurence and glass by Glasswerks; glass railing by Trex Commercial Products.
Visit our original post and read about our entire scope of work including both interior and exterior glazing and more photos. See earlier post here.