KME Architects was established in 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a full-service architectural firm. This diverse organization is located in the Southwest side of the Las Vegas valley. Partners’ Melvin Green, with over 30 years of professional experience and Emanuele Arguelles, with over 20 years of professional experience, embrace all aspects of sustainable design and have proven capabilities in a wide range of architectural services. Their talents have enabled this firm to successfully design, within a broad scope of building types, and obtain a level of success that few small firms have achieved.
KME is certified as an Emerging Small Business (ESB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). KME was nominated as the best small firm in Las Vegas in 2010 by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and selected by the City of Las Vegas to lead the Master Planning and Building Commissioning of the oldest remaining elementary school in Las Vegas, the Historic Westside School. In 2016, KME received the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for the Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse of the Historic Westside School from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. KME has been published in the Winter 2017 edition of The National Preservation Magazine for the design of the Historic Westside School and nominated for the 2017 WRMSDC Supplier of the Year award by the MGM Resort International.
KME Architects is a diversified firm in multiple aspects. Our portfolio includes projects in private and public sectors, which consists of educational, hospitality, government, historic, commercial, retail, and interior design. With our extensive experience in a wide scope of project types that vary in size, budget and complexity, our diversity proves to be inherent in the various services that we provide, the team/personnel that we employ and the consultants that we work with on our projects. We provide a holistic approach to each project from concept design to occupancy. KME Architect’s mission is to respond to the needs of our clients by providing eco-friendly ideas and aesthetically pleasing facilities that are tailored for the end user. Our firms’ concept of “Listening Architecture” encompasses a two-way communication format for gathering pertinent information that embraces all aspects of creative design programming. This helps us provide architectural design that is responsive to the needs of our clients. We respond to those needs with a social, economic, and environmental awareness that offers an optimum efficiency for the final design. We have established a reputation for maintaining honest and meaningful relationships with our clients. These relationships allow for open and honest conversations about real design needs and real project situations. We listen, We pay attention, We create, and We deliver.