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UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library-> Collections -> Las Vegas Guides and Collection -> Las Vegas Architects -> Homer Rissman
Las Vegas Architects: Drawings of Homer Rissman , AIA

The Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database provides other lists of resources on a number of different pages

1. Rissman & Rissman Associates
2. Rissman, Homer A.

Resources available in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections:

Commercial -- Educational -- Cultural -- Residential

 

COMMERCIAL
Hotel/Casino
Aladdin Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: partial o.t.’s. – 1972; general plans – 1972; as-built drawings -1972

Castaways Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas. NV.
2800 Fremont St.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
“Castaways.” Emporis. 2004. [Online]. Available: www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122224 Accessed February 8, 2005. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 12

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) RR 9

UNLV Special Collections holds: transparencies. Date unknown.

Caesars Palace: Las Vegas, NV.
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates in conjunction with
Marnell Corrao Associates (General Contractor)
UNLV Special Collections holds: addition, preliminaries - December 1966

UNLV Architectural Studies Library, Special Collections holds: Boards (ARCHENT 4)

2. 28.2006 Circus-Circus Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
Hess, Alan. "Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture." San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993, 89, 94, 96.

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.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: 1st hotel addition; country club; site plan, tennis building, preliminaries; drawings – 1987; remodel - 1988-91

El Dorado Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: drawings. Date unknown.

Flamingo: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: architectural drawings 1 – 19; architectural and electrical drawings 10 – 18E; architectural drawings 19 – 33; structural drawings S1 – S22; structural drawings S23 – S44; plumbing drawings P1 – P6; plumbing drawings P7 – P20; mechanical drawings M1 – M10; mechanical drawings M11 – M24; Peking Market, preliminary drawings; laundry facilities drawings; original preliminaries; void tracings and health company on sepias; renting plans, preliminaries, kitchen drawings; New Mexico building & poolside drawings, plot plans, 3rd floor convention addition; food and beverage addition with architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical drawings; Colorado building & miscellaneous; phase III surveys, Colorado building architectural & structural; phase III preliminaries, first half; phase III preliminaries, second half; preliminary flimsy layout, rejected picture -1976, 1975; half size preliminaries; original schematics – 1975; keno/slot relocation; phase IV preliminaries, ballroom renting plan; void working drawings, plot plans; phase IV master exit plans; year round pool, valet garage, tennis courts, pro shop, preliminaries, master exit, fire protection, electrical, miscellaneous working drawings; sundry lo-rise architectural working drawings, preliminaries, duplicates on mylar; phase III architectural working drawings; phase II architectural working drawings; phase II structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings; phase III shops, crown room, garage architectural working drawings; phase IV architectural working drawings 1-30; phase IV architectural working drawings 31-64; natatorium, valet garage, pro-shop/tennis courts, acme building architectural working drawings, miscellaneous drawings, void preliminaries; multi-story garage architectural and preliminary structural, basement security offices, main kitchen addition, front desk expansion, architectural working drawings, master exit plan revisions – 1986; phase V preliminaries & theme preliminaries - November 1987, January 1988, April 1988; casino & reservation offices. Architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings – 1986; race & sports book on mylar, basement dressing room mechanical – 1985; 28th – 30th floor suite preliminaries & as builts – 1986; casino architectural, mechanical & electrical working drawings, preliminaries, and 1st floor alterations; convention facilities plans; gaming facilities including sports book – 1986; outdoor arena, employee parking lot, exhibit hall of fame; luggage building architectural & structural working drawings; exterior rehabilitation, as-built plot plans; sports book, reservation office addition, slot addition, decorative slot roof; miscellaneous tracings; phase VI stamped prints; phase V originals - November 1987; 1991 phase V-A and 1992 phase V-B; exterior rehabilitation, phase I – 1991. Rendering Unknown Date (Posted on South Wall, 2nd Floor ASL, Adjacent Water Fountain).

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino*: Las Vegas, NV.
129 Fremont St.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: buffet dining room addition preliminary drawings; 18th floor architectural working drawings, electrical, reflected ceiling plan on sepia; 18th floor, void drawings. Date unknown.

“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.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: revisions and casino room drawings; room lease plans, kitchen plan; kitchen addition - 1967-69; additions, preliminary drawings, luggage room, casino addition, development plan - November 1962; room & public area additions – 1963; as-builts, preliminary additions and alterations - 1973

Horseshoe Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
128 Fremont St.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: phase III drawings; working drawings (no mechanical); void drawings. Date unknown.

Landmark Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV
Convention Center Dr.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
Carter, Geoff. “Tourist For Breakfast: Designing Vegas, When Decorum Fail, At Least We Have Architecture.”, Las Vegas Weekly, 11-17 April 2002, [Online]. Available: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2002/04_11/art_tfb.html Accessed September 5, 2003. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 5

“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.
3000 Paradise Rd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
McKee, David. “Paradise Lost.” Las Vegas Life, May 2004, 39-40, 42, 44. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 9

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.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: working drawings. Date unknown.

New Frontier Hotel & Casino (Formly Frontier Hotel & Casino, 1966): Las Vegas, NV.
3120 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
“New Frontier Hotel & Casino.” Emporis. 2004. [Online]. Available: www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122186 Accessed February 21, 2005. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 10

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.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: original convention hall master plan – 1989; 1990 central plant, 1991 show, miscellaneous and rental plans. Dates vary.

Silver Nugget Casino & R.V. Park: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: 1973-9 addition drawings; plumbing, mechanical, electrical; 1968 addition working drawings and preliminaries; remodeling plans; hotel addition, preliminaries; site & topography; hotel addition preliminary plans; basement as-built plan; R.V. park working drawings, architectural, mechanical; original working drawings – 1962; preliminaries, void schemes – 1985; preliminaries, void schemes – 1985

Silver Slipper Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: drawings; auto-positives of original drawings, structural, mechanical electrical; dining room addition - March 1967; working drawings; 7 story hotel addition – 1967

Tropicana Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: 4 story addition preliminaries and development; preliminary banquet rooms, voided 2nd addition; room additions & country club; second addition

Vacation Village Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
6711 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: preliminary drawings - 1970

Westward Ho Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas, NV.
2900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: preliminary drawings - 1970

Whiskey Pete/Kactus Kate: Primm, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: preliminaries and 750 acre plan; architectural working drawings, negative preliminaries, fuel station architectural & structural, void sheets, recreation building and trailer park; 2nd addition architectural working drawings – 1987; 96 room addition

CULTURAL
Library
Clark County Library: Las Vegas, NV.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: preliminary & working drawings; architectural working drawings; structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing on sepia

EDUCATIONAL
University
UNLV Dormitory: Las Vegas, NV.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., 89154
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: drawings. Date unknown.

UNLV Hotel Administration Building: Las Vegas, NV.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., 89154
Rissman & Rissman Associates
UNLV Special Collections holds: drawings. Date unknown.

RESIDENTIAL
Regency Towers: Las Vegas, NV.
3111 Bel-Air Dr.
Rissman & Rissman Associates
Anderton, Francis. Las Vegas: A Guide to Recent Architecture. London: Ellipsis, 1997. Arch NA
735 L3 A52

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; architectural 19-35A;
architectural 36-64; void architectural; structural; plumbing; mechanical; electrical; lot #74 & lot #169 plot plan masters and original schemes; void preliminaries; final preliminaries 1-8; final preliminaries 9-12; barricade plans, model plans, sales office (no mechanical); void renting plans & sign sketch; negatives; retrofit working drawings, mechanical & electrical on sepia. 1982

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



 

 



     
     
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