Lerch Bates Activity
Consultancy wins jobs in Las Vegas, San Francisco.
Systems for Chinese-Themed Vegas Resort
Lerch Bates has been hired to design the vertical-transportation and façade-access systems for phase one of Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV), an elaborate Chinese-themed entertainment center taking shape on the emerging north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction began in 2014 and is expected to wrap up in 2019. RWLV will include three hotels with more than 3,100 rooms, a rooftop sky park, an observation deck, a panda exhibit, multiple restaurants featuring regional Chinese cuisine, more than 100,000 sq. ft. of gaming, retail and a nightclub on 84 acres that had been home to the Stardust Resort and Casino. The developer is The Genting Group.
Modernization of a San Francisco Landmark
Lerch Bates Inc. has been selected to modernize the vertical-transportation system of One Montgomery Tower, a 500-ft.-tall, 38-story office building in San Francisco’s Financial District. Part of the Post Montgomery Center that includes retail destination Crocker Galleria, the tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). It was completed in 1982 with Westinghouse elevators that were last upgraded in 2001, including installation of a destination-dispatch system. Today, the building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certified and considered trophy office space. Lerch Bates Area Vice President —West Jeff March observed, “Modern elevator systems that feature exceptional efficiency and the latest in design will become the latest asset for one of San Francisco’s most prestigious office buildings.”