Casino Design 2008 Issue, COMPANY PROFILES

WESTAR Architects

By Casino Design Staff   Thu, Apr 29, 2010

Passion, Creativity, Service


Established in Las Vegas in 1997, WESTAR Architects is a corporation with the original mission of servicing the casino resort capital of the world. Pat Klenk and Paul Heretakis lead an office of more than 35 skilled employees in a 10,000-square-foot creative environment.  

WESTAR Architects specializes in master planning, architecture, interior design, branding and restaurant development services, all coordinated via a cohesive effort. As gaming has proliferated throughout the country, WESTAR has also expanded to the East Coast, opening an office in Philadelphia.

Over the past 20 years, Indian gaming has expanded into multiple states, especially in the western United States. WESTAR opened a branch office in Phoenix to meet the needs of its tribal clientele. The firm's leadership has helped build WESTAR into an award winning, nationally ranked force in the hospitality industry.

WESTAR was created on a foundation of Passion, Creativity and Service.

Passion "generates expertise" in the unique amenities found in the casino resort

  • Gaming spaces
  • Rooms and suites
  • Theaters and convention centers
  • Bars and lounges
  • Restaurants and nightclubs

Creativity is "born of two"-the client and the designer-through the use of the following creative studios.

  • Client driven vision studio
  • Innovation laboratory studio
  • Operational branding and amenity studio
  • Alternate revenue generating studio

Service "drives success"-WESTAR has maintained longstanding relationships with multiple properties and repeat clients.

  • MGM Mirage Corporation
  • Las Vegas Sands
  • Harrah's Entertainment
  • Trump Entertainment
  • Resorts International

WESTAR's goal is to extend its version of Passion, Creativity and Service to the Macau market and other Asian ventures.

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