Electra Ultra Lounge
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Resorts World Genting Highlands
Nike US Headquarters
UNLV School of Medicine
The Morpheus Hotel
Galaxy Phase 2
UNLV Boyd School of Law
Choctaw Grand Theatre
Tryst Night Club the Wynn
The Crossing Church
Nevada State College
The Joint at the Hard Rock
Midbar Kodesh Temple
BB King's Blues Club
Gallery Night Club
Fashion Show Mall
8950 Sunset Boulevard
Electra Ultra LoungeLas Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Sands Corporation in an effort to provide more upscale amenities for its Palazzo Hotel Casino in Las Vegas NV pursued a major remodel of the casino podium which included replacing and remodeling all of the bars located on the casino floor. Included in the overall project was a move and expansion of the “center bar” at Palazzo to create a new ultra-lounge which is now Electra. Coherent Design provided all design services related to audio and video systems as well as control. The project included a high-powered sound system from D&B Autiotechnik a highly respected German speaker manufacturer. The overall system allows Electra to deliver some of the best sound on the Las Vegas Strip. The sound system has received rave reviews from both ownership and the public. Subwoofers have been strategically hidden in furniture to allow the sound system to be very discrete aesthetically while provided the highest levels of sound. Pioneer’s latest DJ equipment was utilized in the permanent DJ booth. The most unique feature of Electra is the giant video wall. The Video Wall from LG Electronics is the highest resolution video wall in Las Vegas. The wall comes in at 72 Million Pixels delivering resolution over 8 times higher than HDTV. Custom content was developed and shot in 8K resolution to deliver the stunning visuals.
AV Contractor: Technology West Group
The Arena and convocation center located at Prestigious Qatar University features state of the art audiovisual and theatrical lighting systems. The facility features variable room acoustics. Additionally, the facility provides infrastructure for HD TV broadcast. The facility features sophisticated translation systems allowing for United Nations style language interpretation. Numerous telepresence rooms allow the facility to be easily utilized for distance learning and worldwide communications. Finally, an automated retractable ceiling allows the university to create intimate environments for large and small events alike.
General Contractor: Astad
AV Contractor: Techno Q
Holy Spirit Catholic ChurchLas Vegas, NV
Coherent Design has been engaged to provide design and consultancy services for an approximately 1,600 seat Roman Catholic Church located in the fast growing Summerlin area of southwest Las Vegas. The 27,846-square-foot structure will be the newest church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas. It will sit on a plot of land just under five acres at 5830 Mesa Park Drive, and is expected to be completed in April or May. Coherent Design is responsible for design of the church’s audio, video, and acoustics. The facility presents opportunities to utilize our skills in computer modeling of speaker systems as well as our expertise in architectural acoustics. The room is essentially round giving Coherent Design’s engineers an opportunity to stretch technology and acoustics to the maximum to create an exciting new worship venue in Las Vegas, NV.
Church: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Architect: JVC Architects
General Contractor: Bentar
AV Contractor: Ford AV
Resorts World Genting HighlandsMalaysia
The Sky Avenue Mall at Resorts World Genting located about an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a luxury shopping complex that opened in late 2017 and is a part of the world’s largest single hotel casino and resort complex. The Sky Avenue shops consists of approximately 100 luxury retail brands as well as numerous restaurant and entertainment attractions. Coherent Design was brought on to the project by Steelman Partners of Las Vegas. Steelman had conceived of a center feature entertainment attraction consisting of large scale LED, as well as concert level sound and lighting. This became Sky Symphony. Sky Symphony focuses on the integration of large scale video (LED) live performance artists as well as a kinetic art feature creating a spell binding multimedia experience
Architect: Steelman Partners
Nike US HeadquartersNew York, NY
Nike Corporation is relocating its U.S. Headquarters to 855 Madison Avenue. The new facility is just under 200,000 square feet and includes office space, conference rooms, telepresence facilities, as well as large multipurpose showrooms. The major focus of this facility is supporting their retailer base, supporting existing product lines as well as introducing new product to the market. The entire facility gives Nike the ability to deliver Ultra High Def or 4K video display to flat panels, projection, and a large LED in the lobby. There are multiple huddle rooms that give staff or visitors the ability to easily and quickly display AV content on local screens via their own devices using the latest wireless solutions. The facility utilizes Cisco’s latest telepresence technology in several custom designed collaboration rooms.
General Contractor: JT Magen
AV Contractor: AVI/SPL
Texas Live!Arlington, Texas
The $250 million mixed-use district features 200,000 square feet in dining and entertainment, a 300+ room upscale convention hotel, 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space as well as an outdoor event venue that can hold up to 5,000 people, in the heart of Arlington. Three major venues will anchor the entertainment district: Rangers Republic, Live! Arena and Arlington Backyard.
Rangers Republic will be the "ultimate fan clubhouse" for Texas Rangers fans during home and away games and all year-round. The two-level, 30,000 square foot family-friendly dining and entertainment venue that will include authentic team memorabilia and history. Live! Arena will be a multi-level facility that will feature more than 35,000 square feet in dining and entertainment options. A 100' LED screen will be the centerpiece, a two-story, retractable glass facade will flow into a 10,000-square foot outdoor beer garden. There will also be a performance stage for concerts.
Architect: Hord Coplan Macht and HKS
General Contractor:Manhattan Construction
AV Contractor: AVI Systems
UNLV School of MedicineLas Vegas, Nevada
Coherent Design has been contracted by The University of Nevada Las Vegas to design classroom facilities for the new UNLV Medical School. The classrooms in the temporary facility will serve as the basis of design for future classrooms in the new permanent $ 85,000,000.00 facility under design and development. The new classroom will deliver the latest in classroom technology including 4K resolution displays at every student station, 4K displays at the head of the classroom for the teacher stations, and 4K displays of all medical and histology video sources. The teaching station will be outfitted with the latest in presentation systems including distance learning capabilities, and annotation capabilities. The teaching station will truly allow for total control of the class environment including the presentation systems, climate control, and lighting systems. One touch screen control will allow for simple graphical user interface and control of all the room technology. Assistive listening systems and expansion capabilities to include video conferencing are pre-planned into the design of this state of the art facility.
Architect: TSK Architects
AV Contractor: CCS Systems
The Morpheus HotelCotai, Macau, SAR China
With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guest rooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and a sky pool. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope.
The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the center of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.
The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip.
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
General Contractor: Dragages
AV Contractor: TBD
Pacha NightclubMacau, SAR China
Pacha is a nightclub franchise with headquarters in Ibiza, Spain. The first Pacha Club was opened in Sitges outside of Barcelona in 1967. The Ibiza club, located in Ibiza Town is the and has consistently rated in the top ten of clubs in the world.
In 2015 Pacha decided to open what now is the largest nightclub in the largest casino and entertainment market in the world. Pacha Macau marks this venerable organizations largest venue in Asia. Melco, Pacha’s partner in the Macau club sought out the services of Coherent Design to engineer the systems that would make this mega-club. Coherent Design provided the engineering services for the sound, video and lighting systems as Pacha Macau.
D&B Audiotechnik of Germany is the main sound system for Pacha Macau, providing speakers, and amplification for the entire club. Martin Lighting of Denmark was selected as the entertainment lighting provider for the project. Coherent Design’s David Starck and Brandon Edwards provided the engineering services for this amazing new club.
Studio City Pacha
Galaxy Phase 2Macau, SAR China
Galaxy Macau Phase II is a major expansion of one of the largest hotel casino and entertainment complexes in the world. Coherent Design was responsible for designing the entirety of the audio and video systems for the project. Two hotels, a JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton, are included in this massive project. Consisting of 450,000 square meters (4,800,000.00 s.f.) of new resort space and an additional 3,600 hotel rooms and large expansions of retail and meeting space, Galaxy Macau is truly a state of the art facility. Coherent Design selected Biamp Systems as the property wide audio processor. The Biamp DSP is the largest Biamp system ever designed and implemented into a project. The entire property is served by an IPTV video distribution system. Christie Digital was chosen to provide projection for all of the meeting and ballrooms. Crown Audio provides amplification for the entire project and Martin Audio was chosen to provide speakers throughout the facility.
Architect: Steelman Partners and Wong & Ouyang HK Ltd
General Contractor: Hsin Chong
AV Contractor: China Tech
UNLV Boyd School of LawLas Vegas, NV
Coherent Design was tasked with refreshing the audiovisual and control systems at The William S. Boyd School of Law at The University of Nevada Las Vegas. The refresh was a complete overhaul of nine classrooms as well as conference and meeting rooms for this ten year old facility. Coherent utilized a centralized digital media platform delivering multiple HDTV streams to each room in the facility. Projectors, flat panel displays, and a sophisticated control system allow professors to easily present video to students from various sources including document cameras, laptops, stored video, lecture capture, and high definition cameras. Large teaching stations with integrated height control as well as ergonomic displays make teaching with the use of high technology quite simple. The lecture capture system allows students to review past lectures by logging on to the Law School site to view and listen to past classes.
Architect: PSC Architects
AV Contractor: CCS Systems
Solaire TheatreManila, Philippines
Billed as a “Harbinger of the Future”, the new Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila’s expanding Entertainment City complex, has earned an instant acclaim for bringing first class amenities and cutting edge theatre technology to audiences in the Philippines. Coherent Design acted as principal theatre consultant for the project, as well as designer of the theatre’s entire technology package. Coherent Design also acted as the primary acoustical consultant for this state of the art project.
The new 1,761 seat venue, which celebrated its grand opening in late 2014, is the center piece of a multi-billion-dollar development owned and operated by Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels. One of the most unique features of this lyric style theatre project is the integration of architectural acoustics, active electronic acoustics, and direct reinforcement systems all being designed from the outset as an integrated whole. Integrating active acoustics and PA design into a construction project from the earliest design phases is still a relatively new concept. At Solaire, we have none of the surfaces introduced to generate early reflections for stage sound, a feature that only causes problems for amplified sound. There is no tonal modification from surfaces around the main arrays, allowing the theatre to deliver very clear, uniform, and uncolored sound reproduction.
The “active acoustics” or Constellation™ system includes a total of 63 ambient microphones that are placed over and around the stage and seating areas, with signals feeding a D-Mitri™ digital audio platform hosting VRAS™ acoustical algorithms. On the output side, for introducing calculated early reflections and late reverberations into the space, Constellation™ employs a total of 213 small Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers. The theatre has about a dozen basic acoustical presets to work with everything from hard rock to jazz, pop, symphonic, and Broadway shows. The room also has a preset, just for presentation purposes of a very long “cathedral” setting. Additionally, the theatre has the option to route the main audio mix console into the systems for special surround effects, if desired.
Although the Theatre at Solaire has ample facilities for accommodating front of house gear on touring productions, the in-house equipment roster is very rider friendly for most international tours. The house PA system includes 12 speaker cabinets per side, a Meyer Mica line array hung left and right of the proscenium on chain motors with 6 Meyer 1100-LFC in a direction subwoofer array.
The theatrical lighting systems, designed by David Starck and Sean Greener of Coherent Design, are also state of the art. Middleton, Wisconsin based Electronic Theatre Controls was selected as the provider of the dimming and control systems. Six ETC Sensor3 power control racks fitted with 576 modules, including ThruPower modules, were specified and installed. The venue also employs an Eos Ti lighting desk with 8,000 outputs. Additionally, an ETC Unison Paradigm architectural control system is used for houselights and work lights.
As the theatre consultant, Coherent Design was also responsible for the design and specification of the theatre’s stage systems. The stage floor is a tongue and groove maple floor with resilient rubber pads to provide for performer injury protection. The stage structure is engineered to 12kN/m2 load. The stage is approximately 690 m2 with a proscenium of 17.5 m x 12.3 m.
The stage rigging and fly system include 62 line sets, six electric sets, and seven lifting lines per set. The theatre has a 907kg arbor capacity, including batten weight. The house curtain is 19.5 meters by 13 meters to match the interior design and can function as a guillotine, traveler, and center split.
The theatre stage is outfitted with an orchestra pit, with a usable area of 72 m2. The front section of the pit includes an automated scissor lift, which allows it to function as additional orchestra pit space, additional audience seating or as stage thrust.
The facility provides 6 Star dressing rooms, 2 four person rooms, 4 eight person rooms, and 1 sixteen-person room. Additional support facilities include: Green Room, Crew Room, and Band Room which top out the performer and crew accommodations.
General Contractor: Solaire
AV Contractor: AVLS System Manila
NagaWorldPhnom Penh, Cambodia
With more than 700 luxurious rooms and suites, NagaWorld is one of the largest 5-star hotels and the only luxury premium casino in Cambodia. Coherent Design was enlisted by famed Architect and Interior Design firm Steelman Partners to consult on the design of a new 2400 seat multi-purpose theater as part of the phase 2 expansion project. Coherent Design provided Theater, Acoustical, Audio-Visual, and Lighting consulting services. The facility boasts superb acoustics designed around the first ever Meyer Lyon system installed in Cambodia to support pop music concerts, awards shows, and large business presentations. The acoustics design goals were set to achieve a 1.2 RT60 to accommodate both contemporary pop music and corporate presentations. Coherent Design worked closely with Steelman Partners’ interior design team to select materials and finishes to achieve the relatively low reverberation time while maintaining the classic and rich feel that the owner desired. Innovative products such as Baswaphon were chosen for the ceiling surfaces to absorb sound while giving the designers the look of plaster that they were going for. Seating was specified to include fabric bottoms and durable fabric backs to aid in maintaining the acoustic design goals even when the seats go unoccupied. Thick upholstery surrounding the proscenium opening aids in mitigating reflections emanating from the rear of the main speaker arrays. Directional subwoofer arrays were employed to control the directionality of the low frequencies in the room and provide even bass coverage to the two balcony levels and main floor.
Cottonwood ChristianLos Alamitos, CA
One of the largest congregations in the United States, Cottonwood Christian, located in Los Alamitos, CA, built on the former site of a Pete Dye designed golf course, is known for its dynamic worship and high production value. Coherent Design’s David Starck served as designer and engineer for the audio, video projection, and digital signage systems for the 3,000 plus seat worship center and the church's 1,500 capacity youth facility. The sound systems at Cottonwood are truly state of the art and rival some of the country’s top concert halls and performing arts theaters.
Construction Manager: Cityworks
General Contractor: Diffenbaugh
AV Contractor: Ford Audio Video
Choctaw Grand TheatreDurant, OK
You would not expect a top-flight concert venue to be located in a town in southeastern Oklahoma that has a population of under 20,000 people. When your town houses the closest hotel casino to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, things happen. Coherent Design was brought in by Las Vegas based Klai Juba Wald Architects to provide design and consulting for a one hundred plus million-dollar expansion of the Choctaw Durant Hotel and Casino. The project consists of a new nearly 3,000 seat concert and events center, nearly 30,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, as well as a new hotel tower. Coherent Design was to focus on the audiovisual, acoustics, and theatrical lighting of the concert venue and the meeting spaces. The concert venue, which opens in late June of 2015 with the band Aerosmith, is a boutique, but world class venue. The technology includes new line array speakers from Berkeley California based Meyer Sound Labs and included one of the first indoor installations of the Meyer Lyon and Leo speaker systems. A large ETC dimming and control systems, as well as intelligent lighting fixtures from Clay Paky and lighting control from Germany’s MA lighting will make this a special place for concerts. Coherent Design was also responsible for the architectural lighting design in this facility, which will mark one of Coherent’s first large scale architectural lighting projects.
Architect: Klai Juba Wald
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction Group
AV Contractor: The Morse Group
Converse HeadquartersBoston, MA
Coherent Design was engaged on the project by Nike Corporation, Converse’s parent company. Every floor in the 10-story facility is integrated with the latest in presentation and collaboration systems. The Union, which covers most of the first floor, is an entirely open space with couches, huddle spaces, multiple displays using sources such as Apple TV, Google Chrome, DirecTV, and presentation resources from hard wired connectivity to the latest in wireless technology. The space can be used for both special events with a high-powered sound system to quiet meeting areas or company calls with a large digital media switcher.
There is a 5,000-square foot company gym with high quality audio systems, as well as video distribution to both the machines, and several flat panel displays. A Yoga room and dance studio round out the workout facilities.
Each floor is equipped with both huddle type rooms that include simple collaboration and whiteboard capabilities utilizing the latest in wireless technology.
These rooms support BYOD and offer a quick simple solution for collaborative meetings. Dedicated video conferencing facilities are available on certain key floors. These rooms are purpose built video conferencing environments with the latest in video conferencing technology. (Cisco)
The 10th floor includes a large divisible ballroom type space. The audiovisual and collaborative technologies in this space include a large scale digital media switcher that allows the rooms to act as one or as single divided rooms. The latest in HDTV distribution allows Converse to show the most vibrant images on over-sized screens during training, special events, and presentations. The entire system is controlled via LCD touch panels providing a simple and easy to use graphical interface for Converse employees and guests.
Rounding out the technology is the 10th floor corporate boardroom, with its massive video displays and high end video conferencing technology, which allows Converse executives to work in the most advanced collaborative environment.
Architect: Jennifer Carpenter Architect
General Contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction
AV Contractor: ADTECH Systems
Tryst Night Club the WynnLas Vegas, NV
Tryst the Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas has been one of the most successful nightclubs in the world. The club is situated near the main entrance at Wynn Las Vegas, the flagship property for Wynn Resorts. The club features an indoor and outdoor experience highlighted by a 90-foot rock waterfall and a large reflection pool.
Coherent Design’s David Starck designed the sound systems for Tryst utilizing main speaker technology from Meyer Sound. The main dancefloor is surrounded by Meyer speaker cabinets that provide fantastic sound pressure levels with crystal clear music reproduction. The DJ booth is international DJ friendly with product by Rane and Pioneer.
Tryst has been a top 10 club worldwide since its inception and remains a major draw for the Las Vegas club circuit.
AV Contractor: Ford Audio Video
The Crossing ChurchLas Vegas, NV
It's been over 14 years since The Crossing Church opened its doors and its growth has been nonstop. As one of the steadiest growing churches in Las Vegas, The Crossing enjoys a congregation that appreciates the way they hear their message and music.
So, when it came time for The Crossing to expand into their new facility, the dream of having a great sound, video, and lighting system was on top of the list.
The approach to make this dream happen was a process that Lee Coate, Executive Pastor of Ministry & Media for The Crossing, found intriguing. The Crossing had started the process of construction and system design for the new facility, when they realized that they were going to need an audio video consulting team, to advise them on for their project. When you talk about sound, lighting and video system design consulting, the first step to finding a team to work with is to check with your friends and other ministry leaders and see who they would recommend. Keep in mind, this church audio video consultant team would have to jump in the game where construction had already started and progress had definitely moved forward.
The team that would come highly recommend by other church ministry leaders and even members of The Crossing, would be Coherent Design. Hands down!
Led by David Starck and Kevin Potts, Coherent Design took over immediately and provided an outstanding sound system, an eye pleasing lighting system and an immaculate video system using technology in a unique and incredible way.
One of those ways was the design and use of Meyer Sound System, specifically the low-end speakers. These subs were flown in an end-fired array over the center of the stage. David Starck says
with this type of sound system design and the way the low frequency cabinets were flown, there is an approximate 60-percent low end noise cancellation on the stage which is incredible. So, for churches that experience acoustic issues on their stage such as low end build-up, muddy sound, or just a whole mess of sound anomalies that make performing a bit uncomfortable, Coherent Design found and designed a solution to that unwanted low end boom on the stage and delivered and outstanding sound system design where performers and church congregation can enjoy impeccable quality sound.
It was a pleasure having Kevin Potts and David Starck on our team. I didn’t have to worry about a thing once these guys were on board. System design to project management to full on communication throughout the whole process, Coherent Design handled all of that for us and we are very pleased with the end resultsays Lee Coate.
This is an audio video consulting team I would highly recommend.
Architect: The Richardson Partnership
General Contractor: ROCHE Constructors
AV Contractor: AVDB Group
Nevada State CollegeHenderson, NV
The newest addition to the University System in Nevada is Nevada State College in Henderson Nevada, situated on nearly 600 acres in the foothills of the Las Vegas Valley is this new campus. Nevada State College is a growing addition to Nevada’s higher education system.
Coherent Design was honored to have been chosen to design the audiovisual technology systems for NSC’s first two dedicated education and administration buildings. Coherent Design worked closely with NSC to develop a master plan for the classroom technology systems. HDTV, LCD touch control of all major functions of the first 36 classrooms and leading edge web based lecture capture systems round out the leading edge classrooms. The facilities also include a 200 seat lecture hall with oversized HDTV projection system and similar high technology features of the classrooms. Multiple conference rooms, a large multipurpose banquet and meeting hall, and even a cadaver lab with HDTV production capabilities will take Nevada State College into the future.
General Contractor: Ledcor
AV Contractor: FBP Systems
The Joint at the Hard RockTulsa, OK
The Joint, a 2,700 seat concert venue at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, OK, opened in 2010. David Starck was commissioned to design the sound, video, lighting,and acoustics for this state of the art facility. The concert sound, video, and lighting systems have been used by the likes of "The Doobie Brothers, Bad Company with Paul Rodgers, Vince Gill, Hall and Oates, and Michael Bolton. Jason Jackson, Hard Rock's Entertainment and Production Manager,stated, "Everybody has used the system. If they had their own production, they left it on the truck."
Architect: Worth Group
AV Contractor: R2W
Crown ResortPerth, AU
The largest hotel casino development in western Australia is the 6-Star Crown Towers located in Perth AU. Backed by James Packer's Crown Resorts Limited, the hotel includes 500 rooms, along with resort pool, restaurants, bars, a grand ballroom, convention centre and private gaming salons on a prime riverfront site at Burswood, adjoining the existing Crown Perth Resort. Coherent Design has been tasked with the design of all audiovisual systems as well as the guestroom amenities technologies for this new property. Due for completion in late 2016, the new Crown Towers Perth will complement the existing resort. Coherent Design has designed the latest audiovisual technologies into the project. HDTV video distribution, the latest in audio signal processing and high end touch control systems are spread throughout the property. Gaming Salons are outfitted with touchscreen control to allow players to select light levels, music, and room comfort. Coherent Design worked with the property to design and specify a custom solution for integrated guestroom management allowing the guests simple integrated control of lighting, drapes, shades, guestroom services and the guestroom HVAC systems. The convention center and ballrooms are outfitted with the high tech audiovisual presentation technology and large scale cabling infrastructure to create an incredibly flexible meeting space for corporate clients.
Architect: YWS Architects
General Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
AV Contractor: Vizcom
Qualcomm MuseumSan Diego, CA
Nautilus Entertainment Design provided lighting design and A/V system design for the Qualcomm Corporate Museum. The design included over 16 large format interactive video kiosks and an integrated control system. The museum was designed to celebrate the 25 years of technological advancements of the company. Guests are invited to interactively explore the history as well as the future possibilities of Qualcomm technology. The “Historical Timeline” display area contains what the team referred to as Wave Walls. Each of the eight Wave Walls was designed to house a combination of video tiles and Qualcomm historical artifacts. The highlight of the “Future Area” contains a flush mounted, curved video wall thirteen feet wide by four feet high. David Starck (principal at Coherent Design), as Director of Engineering for Las Vegas based systems integrator R2W, served as project engineer for the Nautilus designed project. David led the R2W team as they engineered, programmed, and installed the technology systems for this award winning project.
Midbar Kodesh TempleLas Vegas, NV
Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson, NV turned to Isaac Building and Design's Ze'ev Yacobovsky to design and build it's new worship facility. The new facility was a long planned and hard fought for project that included a new 600 seat auditorium and an adjacent 300 seat meeting hall. Isaac contacted Kevin Potts based on referrals by local electrical contractor Helix Electric to design the new technology systems for the facility and provide advice on room acoustics. The project had a tight budget but the Temple had already been the victim of poor planning on a previous project and knew they needed to reach out to someone with experience in houses of worship. The challenges presented were not daunting, but with the need for high quality sound and video as well as beautiful aesthetics Kevin and his team proceeded to design a discreet sound system that would meet the needs for many years. Midbar also wanted to utilize high definition video image magnification to bring the services closer to the people. High Definition projection and cameras were placed strategically in the facility and a simple to use video production system was put into place. The main auditorium is connected to the meeting hall and divided by acoustical air walls. Audio and video systems can operate together or separately depending on the services and events happening on a daily basis. Future expansion plans call for distributed audio and video into axillary rooms throughout this growing campus. Additional scope of work on this project included security, surveillance and access control systems.
Genral Contractor: Isaac Building Group
Electrical Contractor: Helix Electric
AV Contractor: R2W Las Vegas
BB King's Blues ClubLas Vegas, NV
Nashville, TN based B.B. King Blues Club opened its first west coast hub in Las Vegas, NV at the Mirage Hotel Casino. The property is a restaurant and bar that transforms itself into a live performance venue each evening. The venue opened up in a newly remodeled section of the Mirage featuring unique architecture and interiors that take the guests to the great Blues Clubs of the past. The low ceilings and size of the club which seats over 1000 required a high powered audio system distributed through the club. The club's owners needed David Starck to deliver concert level sound while creating a great environment for restaurant and bar guests during the day.
Contractor: Titan Construction
Architect: Cypress Studio
Interiors: Cypress Studio
AV Contractor: R2W
Lighting and Stage Design: ECCS Las Vegas
Gallery Night ClubLas Vegas, NV
Block 16 Hospitality entered the Las Vegas nightclub scene with the development of Gallery Nightclub and Pussycat Dolls Lounge at Planet Hollywood Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Billy Richardson of Block 16 turned to David Starck and Kevin Potts to design the sound, lighting, and video systems in this Las Vegas mega-club. One of the largest clubs on Las Vegas famous Strip the club features a state of the art sound system utilizing the latest in digital audio distribution technology. Two key DJ locations allow the club to reformat itself for special events and guest DJs. The lighting system features over 100 automated fixtures with computer control of both architectural and performance lighting. The club is regularly filled to capacity and has become one of Las Vegas favorite night spots.
Architect: Moser Architecture Studio
Interiors: AK Design
Contractor: W.A. Richardson Builders
AV Contractor: R2W Las Vegas
Toby Keith'sTulsa, OK
Hal Smith Restaurant Group has teamed with country western super star Toby Keith to develop a fantastic entertainment hospitality attraction. I Love This Bar and Grill features a concert sound system, high technology performance lighting and a video system with few rivals. Coherent Designs' David Starck is responsible for the design of this unique attractions technology and entertainment systems. The projects have become popular nightspots in each location at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Tulsa, OK and the Cherokee Catoosa Hotel Casino. Each project required great sound in a venue that transforms from a restaurant and bar during the day to a full fledged nightclub and concert venue in the evening.
Low Voltage Contractor: R2W Las Vegas
Fashion Show MallLas Vegas, NV
One of the nation's largest shopping centers and Las Vegas' premier retail destination, Fashion Show offers seven flagship department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Nevada's only Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's Home and Forever 21 along with over 250 extraordinary shops and restaurants. Fashion Show: At the Edge of Fashion, In the Heart of Vegas. Coherent Design's David Starck served as lead engineer for this state of the art retail and entertainment venue located in the heart of Las Vegas' famous "Strip" Three moving high definition LED marquee displays tower over the entry of this futuristic venue. The LED screens create one of the largest promotional marketing platforms in the country rivaled only by Times Square in NYC for its ability to allow organizations like Apple, GM, Intel and others to announce new products to the world. Moving inside Fashion Show to the Great Hall visitors are greeted by a fashion runway and stage designed to allow major fashion houses like Versace, Gucci, Dolce and Ralph Lauren. A high power sound system and performance lighting allow high level event production in the Great Hall and finally one of the largest and most sophisticated video distribution and digital signage systems installed in any retail and entertainment venue round out this state of the art facility. The project was awarded the 2004 ARCHI-TECH AV Award by infoComm for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Integration.
General Contractor: Whiting Turner
Technology Platform Concept Designer: Sensory Interactive
AV Contractor: Ford Audio Video
Community LutheranLas Vegas, NV
Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV, has been a home church to many of the Las Vegas community’s famous “Strip” entertainers. When Community Lutheran approached Coherent Design’s Kevin Potts about their interest in building a new facility, they needed a facility that blended traditional Lutheran worship services with contemporary Las Vegas style concerts and even a highly successful country western themed worship service that served nearly full houses each and every week. Coherent’s David Starck proceeded to design an advanced technology sound, video, and theatrical lighting system for Las Vegas’ first Lutheran congregation. The results have been award winning. Recognized by industry organizations, Infocomm and NSCA, the new worship center at Community Lutheran will serve the community for years to come.
General Contractor: Rowland Construction
Audio Video Lighting: Ford Audio Video
The MeadowsWashington, PA
Cannery Resorts of Las Vegas has developed one of the largest gaming and entertainment facilities in one of the fastest growing gaming jurisdictions in the United States, the 350,000-square-foot facility located just outside Pittsburgh, PA has become one of the most successful casino properties in the U.S. The facility has a larger casino floor than many Las Vegas properties. Coherent Design's David Starck, served as design and project engineer for the audio and video systems in this state of the art facility. One of the facility's interesting features is its massive high definition video over CAT6 distribution system. Hundreds of displays in the facility are fed by a giant video matrix delivering HD quality video throughout this mega sized facility. The facility also has a state of the art sound system powered by the latest digital signal processing technology.