As principal in charge of architectural design and planning at KME Architects, Melvin is a proven leader and has gained recognition from his peers throughout the architectural community over the last 30 years. He provided architectural design, construction documents, and construction administration on various projects. Melvin has extensive experience in every facet of architectural design. He has completed numerous master planning projects to include commercial, religious, educational and healthcare projects in the greater Las Vegas area.
Melvin has been designing projects for over 30 years and understands all area of master planning a community. He is the director of design for all projects that KME Architects are commissioned to be a part of. Melvin’s past leadership roles have included owning and operating his own architecture firm for 16 years. As principal of his self-starting firm he was the director of design for many master planning projects on the west side of Las Vegas and beyond. Some of his project experience includes:
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION │LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
KME Architects, along with 3 other local firms, teamed up with TVS Design, from Atlanta, to participate in submitting a SOQ for the Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion of approximately 1.4 million square feet to be completed by December 2020. This team’s effort was carefully planned and organized to provide the best possible design team to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) for their significant expansion project. KME Architects, together with TSK, SCS, and CSD Architects, collectively make up the local team design efforts and have joined together under the collaborative name “Design Las Vegas.” The project is currently in the construction documents phase.
FLAMINGO CONVENTION CENTER │LAS VEGAS, NV
KME Architects was commissioned to provide architectural and interior design services for the interior remodel of the convention center at the Flamingo Casino and Hotel. Over 80,000 square feet of convention space that included: grand ballrooms, meeting rooms, pre-function area, and executive meeting spaces. The current space has signs of wear and distress that posed a problem for the marketability and ability to attract customers and revenue. KME was asked to develop a new interior design concept that would incorporate an updated and modern look for the space.
CHILI’S- MCCARRAN AIRPORT │LAS VEGAS, NV
KME Architects was contracted to oversee and coordinate services from conceptual design through construction administration. This project required close attention to detail due to material constraints limited by McCarran Airport standards and existing conditions. Accurate site surveys were especially important and allowed us to fully understand the existing conditions and conditions we had to work with.
ECLIPSE LUXURY MOVIE THEATRE │LAS VEGAS, NV
This 72,000-sf complex takes the traditional movie theatre experience and incorporates many more elements of the entertainment experience. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, and lounge, to maximize the visitor’s experience. KME Architects was tasked with developing a progressive design that creates an upscale environment that this innovative theatre calls for. This project plays a significate role in filling a need for the downtown area by providing a separate option to entertainment from the typical gaming experience.
IBEX│LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Site & Architectural Design of a 3-story, 40,000 sf, class AAA Medical building. This facility features exam rooms, doctor’s offices, exterior balconies and underground parking. This building is certified for USGBC LEED credits.
ALEXA OFFICE BUILDING │LAS VEGAS, NV
The Alexa office building project was (2) 2- story 19,000 sf new ground up buildings and site design. KME was commissioned to prepare worked with owner and developer to design the office complex. KME Architects provided services that included Conceptual design, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Melvin oversaw the design and production of the internal staffs and consultants’ efforts. Disciplines for this project included: Architectural, Civil, Structural, Landscape, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineering.
STARBUCKS – MCCARRAN AIRPORT │LAS VEGAS, NV
KME Architects was commissioned to prepare construction documents based on the owner provided LAS Esplanade Design Development drawings. The complexity with this project lay in the existing conditions. KME Architects was tasked with documenting existing conditions to coordinate the numerous pieces of equipment required by Starbucks and design a space that fell in line with their corporate brand. KME Architects worked together with Starbucks, DOA, and the consultants to develop a concise set of construction documents that were used for bidding and construction.
ART OF MUSIC
The 2,000 s.f. Retail Space in the Mirage Casino Hotel was designed to provide an eye-catching retail display and provide and avenue for our client to maximize the foot traffic into their space. This project also requires coordination with MGM Design to ensure the final design was compatible with the Hotel.
L’ARC NEW WORLD HOTEL*
This project provided Melvin with an opportunity to work overseas in Asia and immerse himself in the eastern culture helping Melvin create some of the unique and extravagant concepts for the L’ARC Hotel. Melvin provided Conceptual designs for the main entry, casino floor, performance stage and various other components of the project.
HISTORIC WEST SIDE SCHOOL
This project represents the supreme of renovation projects. As a Historic Renovation / Rehabilitation, due diligence is of great importance. KME Architects, as part of this project has utilized proven process and procedures in order to make sure that every existing condition had been painstakingly documented.
The Rainbow Dreams Academy is a kindergarten through grade 5 charter school and has an enrollment of 100 at-risk youth. The phase one building which include Classrooms, Administrative offices, an Interactive Library, a Performance Stage located in the Playground Area, and a Multi-Purpose Room with video and audio equipment for screening presentations or movies.
Kermit R. Booker
Kermit R. Booker Elementary School accommodates 600 students and is unique in design due to the features of the four Teaching Pods based on a linear circulation hallway system. The intent of the building design provides added security as well. The design of the school incorporated a student garden and exterior learning centers between each Pod that enhances the learning experience for the students.
Wendell P. Williams
Wendell P. Williams Elementary School is the first prototype two-story elementary school (K-8) to be built in Las Vegas. This project features innovative day lighting technological design as well as interactive teaching tools which were incorporated into the overall design.
The site of the school was designed with the student and community in mind. An exterior amphitheater and outdoor plaza were provided to enhance interaction with parents of the students as they arrive for class. The first level included administrative offices and classrooms. The second level included classrooms only. The existing school was still in use while the new school was being built. The students were allow to follow the construction of the school as a way of learning about the various professional fields and work trades involved in construction of the school and a teaching tool for the students.The existing multi-purpose room was incorporated into the design to save cost.
Melvin Green, KME Architects senior partner, provided full architectural services for the original Nevada Partners Center. This mixed-used facility was comprised of a single-story boxing gymnasium with showers, weight room and a two-story job training center housing administrative offices, classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, computer rooms and commercial kitchen. This facility provides a valuable service to the community in providing a location for the youth of the area to training in the gym and take classes for vocational training in the classrooms. The famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and referee Richard Steele were the consultants for the boxing training center.
CLARK COUNTY DETENTION CENTER │ DIALYSIS CENTER
The Clark County Detention Center was in desperate need of a dialysis center capable of serving more than one patient at a time. KME was commissioned to provide the design of the construction documents, specifications, and research needed to covert an existing multipurpose space in the South Tower, into a medical needs space for inmates that are on dialysis and need immediate and long term care. We designed the space to accommodate two hospital size beds, two hemodialysis machines, a nurse’s station and a police officer station.
F STREET│ LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Provided conceptual designs to assist Nevada Senator, Steven Horsford, in his presentation and eventual passage of Assembly Bill 304 directing the City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to reopen F Street. Subsequently commissioned as part of a team to master plan the area, gather input from the community, and assist in facilitating workshops that would act as a curette for participants from the Historic Westside.
1 WORLD MEDICAL│LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Site & Architectural design of a 2-acre medical campus. Multiple buildings included Urgent Care facility, holistic medical care, exercise studios and extreme sports training.