Curt Carlson, Secretary

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He is a member of the executive board for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and he also serves on the NAIOP (National Association of Indus- trial and Office Parks) Sustainability Committee and the Communications Committee. Curt has been a juror for the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards in Las Vegas, the NAIOP of Southern Nevada Spotlight Awards and the AIA Excellence in Design Awards. He was also a panelist at the 2011 Las Vegas Valley Book Festival “Pop, Boom, Revolution: The Mid-Century Worlds of Las Vegas and Havana.”

In his professional role as Vice-President and Director of Design at SHarchitecture, Curt is involved in all levels and phases of the design process. He is responsible for overseeing design efforts firm-wide from conceptual design through the project development to the owner’s occupancy. Curt’s involvement throughout the design process ensures the qualitative realization of the client’s vision. Curt has completed master-planning on more than 500,000 acres of institutional, office, retail and mixed-use developments and building design for more than 10 million square feet of institutional, educational, office and retail projects. Throughout his projects, Curt emphasizes desert design principles of environmental response, functionalism, cost effectiveness and sustainable building designs. He is one of the first Nevada Architects to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited. Some of his Downtown projects include the AIA Offices (at the 5th Street School), the Campos Building (at Bonanza and Casino Center) and the RTC Bonneville Transit Center (at Bonneville and Casino Center).

Curt’s passions include traveling and experiencing great architecture. His extensive travels throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, the middle East and the United States are reflected in many of his design projects.