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The Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database provides other lists of resources on a number of different pages
1. Rissman & Rissman Associates
Castaways Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas. NV.
Simpson, Jeff. "Castaways Closes." Las Vegas Review-Journal, 30 January 2004, 1A, 10A. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 8
Simpson, Jeff. “Castways near deal to rebrand as Holiday Inn property, launch renovation plan.” Las Vegas Review Journal online edition. 2002. [Online]. Available: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2002/Sep-14-Sat-2002/business/19631366.html Accessed September 23, 2002. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 2
Simpson, Jeff. “Closed Casino: Castaways Likely Finished.” Las
Vegas Review-Journal, 3 February 2004, 1D & 3D. ASL File #: LVA(F)
Caesars Palace: Las Vegas, NV.
UNLV Architectural Studies Library, Special Collections holds: Boards
UNLV Special Collections holds: structural, electrical, & void electrical drawings; architectural red lines, new A3,25-7; master tracings & other void sheets; originals, mechanical & electrical blue lines; mechanical; last preliminaries; preliminary drawings – 1970
Dunes Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
El Dorado Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Flamingo: Las Vegas, NV.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino*: Las Vegas, NV.
“Best of Las Vegas.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 28 March 2004, 48. ASL File #: AWARD 26
This hotel won the Best of Las Vegas Reader’s Pick award in the Downtown Town Hotel Category.
Hacienda Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas. NV.
Horseshoe Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Landmark Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV
“Landmark.” Emporis. 2004. [Online]. Available: www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=102790 Accessed February 8, 2005. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 11
UNLV Special Collection holds: tower & soccer building preliminaries and arcade alterations; drawings – 1972; retrofit & exit working drawings, structural, as-builts; 700 room addition. Date unknown.
Las Vegas Hilton: Las Vegas, NV.
Smith, Rod. “Park Place, Developer Settle Casino Dispute: Legal Settlement Allows Gaming Company to Sell, Renovate Landmark Las Vegas Hilton.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4 March 2003, 1D, 3D. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 7
UNLV Special Collections holds: pavilion, architectural drawings; pavilion, structural, plumbing, mechanical drawings; pavilion, renting and seating plans, sound equipment info, tennis courts; pavilion, preliminary drawings; 2nd tower addition. Architectural drawings 1-9; 2nd tower addition, architectural drawings 10-37; 2nd tower addition, structural and plumbing drawings; 2nd tower addition, mechanical and electrical E8 & E8A drawings; 2nd tower addition, surveys, site plan, floor plan, preliminaries; 2nd tower addition, void & paster sheets; architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical; coffee shop; laundry, architectural, structural; laundry, plumbing, mechanical, & preliminaries; food & beverage storage addition, architectural & structural; food & beverage storage addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, preliminaries; banquet storage addition, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, & theater preliminaries; executive offices; 3rd tower addition, architectural 1-15; 3rd tower addition, architectural 16-31, structural; 3rd tower addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical; 3rd tower addition, miscellaneous sheets; sundry alterations, master exit; sundry alterations, mechanical, food & beverage mechanical, as-builts; 3rd tower Café Éclair; exterior rehab, phase I – 1991; preliminary tennis building, Benihana Restaurant preliminary; tennis pavilion & banquet room; working drawings, structural, mechanical, electrical on sepia; central plant architectural & electrical working drawings, R7R office annex, survey of property, claims office plan; pavilion west renting plan, full & half size negatives, new casino plan, pavilion west landscape plan, 29th floor suite remodel; 1 AX thru 3 CX and master exit plans, master fire & electrical; original sundry alterations 1-9, 9a, 9b and valet parking pool side keno, 2nd floor executive offices, casino pit alterations, miscellaneous working drawings; pavilion west architectural working drawings & preliminaries; entertainment lounge alterations, Benihana restaurant miscellaneous; international restaurants, employees cafeteria architectural & structural, north tower 29th floor suites – 1986; 1/16” and 1/40” drawings on mylar - 1987 and 1990; 29th floor east & center and 28th floor architectural working drawings; both pool decks & spa, architectural working drawings, landscape; coffee shop, crystal bar & keno, lounge & baccarat, liquor dispensing, Elvis windscreen, basement human resources, construction office – 1988; void office building, sales & catering; sign paint shop, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings; Crown Room kitchen, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings & preliminary storage room; 1st floor credit office, architectural, mechanical, electrical working drawings; laundry remodel. Structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings, miscellaneous suite plans, V.I.P. counter, V.I.P. pool; race & sports book; employee garage & office building preliminaries - 1987-8; exterior rehabilitation, master plot plans, easements on south property line – 1988; 2nd tower pavilion, front office, food & beverage, banquet storage, mechanical feasibility, area #9 sundry; 1989 Tracey Corp. offices, 1991 basement corporation offices, showroom, coffee shop, kitchen, sales/catering preliminaries, 1989-92 Crown Room, 1992 East Tower suites, master exit, 1993 casino slot area, 1992-3 ADA; 1988 interior rehabilitation, 1990 casino remodel sections A,B,C,F, 1991 sports book, 1988 temporary casino exit; garage – 1988; 1988 core kitchen, baccarat, 1989 casino executive offices, 28th floor remodel; 1993 30th floor, 1990 convention & casino toilets, 1998 Baronshire & Steakhouse lounge; 1991 planning commission submittal – exterior rehabilitation, exterior elevator enclosure, 1992 exterior glass replacement; 1992 Benihanna Restaurant exhaust system, 1993 June Avansino apartment, miscellaneous drawings; exterior rehabilitation, phase I – 1991; 1998 Kovacs octunda & preliminaries – 1989; 1991 exterior rehabilitation, phase II and 1990 master plans; 1991 sales/catering, high roller baccarat, 1992 V.I.P. & Elvis villas.
Mint Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
New Frontier Hotel & Casino (Formly Frontier Hotel & Casino,
1966): Las Vegas, NV.
Hess, Alan. "Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture." San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993, 91.
Smith, Rod. “North Vs South: Whether Money Flows North or South of Fashion Show Mall is Anyone’s Guess.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 13 October 2002, 33A-34A. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 6
UNLV Special Collections holds: structural; plumbing, mechanical, & paster sheets; plumbing, mechanical, & paster sheets; electrical; spa, pasters, maintenance building addition; 1968 addition, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical – 1968; 1968 addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical – 1968; void plan; curtain wall details; lease & zoning, preliminary plans; void working drawings, A16,18,27,28, coffee shop addition (1962); Brunzell contract re-work preliminaries; red lines, casino control dimensions; maintenance building preliminary and void working drawings, casino void floor plans; room remodel, coffee shop, buffet, casino gift shop; master plot plan for preliminary schemes for additions; renderings; drawings; transparencies, architectural, structural, mechanical, & plumbing; phase I preliminaries – 1972; development schemes –1972; phase I – 1972; phase I abandoned working drawings – 1972; drawings – 1972. Rendering, Unknown Date (West Wall Special Collections).
Sands Hotel/Casino & Convention Hall: Las Vegas, NV.
Silver Nugget Casino & R.V. Park: Las Vegas, NV.
Silver Slipper Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Vacation Village Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Westward Ho Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Whiskey Pete/Kactus Kate: Primm, NV.
UNLV Hotel Administration Building: Las Vegas, NV.
Shubinski, Jennifer. “Onward and Upward.” Las Vegas Sun. 27 August 2004. [Online]. Available: http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/text/2004/aug/27/517417383.html Accessed August 31, 2004. ASL File #: GEN 32
UNLV Special Collections holds: lobby, remodel; architectural 1-18;
Note: UNLV Special Collections has an extensive collection of Rissman & Rissman
Associates drawings that have not been cataloged as of January 2003.
Blake Miller, Greg. �The architect's architect.� Architecture Las Vegas 1, n.2 (Fall/Winter 2001): 12-15. Includes photo and project rendering. ASL File #: GEN 21
Manning, Mary. �Rissman, architect of Strip hotels, dies of cancer at 74.� Las Vegas Sun . 4 October 2001. [Online]. Available: www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/obits/2001/oct/04/512442847.html Accessed October 15, 2001. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 1