Casino Design 2008 Issue, COMPANY PROFILES

YWS Architects

By Casino Design Staff   Thu, Apr 29, 2010

Architecture of Distinction


Founding principals Jon Sparer and Tom Wucherer established Las Vegas-based architecture firm YWS Architects, Ltd. in 2001. YWS offers a selection of design services for hospitality, casino/gaming, entertainment and mixed-use developments.

YWS Architects has extensive experience designing casinos, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants across the United States. Notable projects include Avi Resort & Casino, Cocopah Resort & Conference Center, Diamond Jo Casinos in Worth County and Dubuque, Iowa, the Treasure Island Suites and Planet Hollywood guestrooms remodels, Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana, Delta Downs Hotel Casino & Racetrack in Vinton, Louisiana, and the award-winning Sushi Roku and Boa Steakhouse restaurants at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas.

Current Las Vegas projects are the E Las Vegas, Sam's Town hotel and casino expansion and the Ogden House Hotel remodel at the El Cortez.

YWS Architects also spearheads a variety of other project types, ranging from master planning to mixed-use high-rise condominium developments to special projects such as Congregation Ner Tamid, a contemporary synagogue campus in Las Vegas.

Operating from a 10,000-square-foot design studio at West Patrick Lane, the 34-member team at YWS Architects includes eight licensed architects, with an additional five who are in the process of obtaining their licenses.

Drawing on years of experience and many diverse projects of varying scope, YWS Architects has developed a sophisticated response to market demands, land utilization, operational efficiency and construction costs. Past projects prove that good design can improve the clients' bottom line.  

In addition to paying close attention to the visual details, YWS Architects is also interested in the functional and financial performance of a building. The company attributes its success to an emphasis on client service, evident from the repeat clientele and the frequent referrals.

YWS Architects has one simple goal: to positively approach each project, giving valued clients the absolute highest level of service while providing a creatively designed, architecturally distinctive and financially successful finished product.

YWS Architects' services include architecture, master planning, programming and scheduling.

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