If, when getting in Hospitality Hall through its primary entryway, your very first idea is, “That staircase would be right in the house in the Cosmopolitan,” then UNLV alumnus Michael Del Gatto and his group at Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects did their task.
For students training for careers in the hospitality industry, their new home on campus was developed not as form following function, however form as function.
“The building has to mirror the experience that our student will have when they get in the industry,” William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Dean Stowe Shoemaker stated. “Hospitality is not a task, it’s a lifestyle. Let’s create a space that mirrors that way of life, and let’s create an area that mirrors our great resorts in the area.”