MGM CityCenter Convention Center

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander joined the CityCenter Convention Center project team in 2006. The three-level convention center meeting facilities support events ranging from the most basic meetings to award shows and live televised pay-per-view athletic events.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s work included planning and design of the theatrical and event elements of the facility, development of the ballroom and meeting room rigging concept, design of the theatrical systems and architectural lighting control systems serving the public spaces.

At the ballroom stages, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander proposed the use of automated rigging in place of a conventional double-purchase counterweight scheme. This allowed for significantly reduced load to the structure and resulted in a more efficient use of the limited stage floor area. It also provided ongoing savings in turnover time and staffing.

To help conserve energy during daily operations, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander proposed an Ethernet-based transport scheme for the theatrical and architectural lighting control signals. The team’s conservation efforts led to the ARIA Convention Center being awarded LEED Gold Certified status by the U. S. Green Building Council.

Executive Architect: Gensler
Architect of Record: HKS, Inc.
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Acoustics: PMK Consultants
Size: 900,000 SF overall building
Completion: 2009