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Casino Drive Landscape Improvements

Creating a memorable experience for tourists to keep them coming back

  • Laughlin, Nevada

    Laughlin, Nevada

Designing streetscape enhancements to make visitors remember Laughlin, Nevada

Because Casino Drive fronts a majority of the hotel and casino properties, our challenges were to design a landscape treatment that wouldn’t block hotel sight-lines and the signage on those properties. We also need to design around extensive utilities mapped within the landscaped planter areas in the medians, and create a streetscape that could deal with river wildlife and blowing sand. Working with horticulturalists and nursery professionals, we developed a list of plants that could tolerate the area’s extreme temperature range. With several points of connection needed for irrigation due to existing sleeving in place, we saved the county money by using a solar irrigation system.

The streetscape features custom landscape walls that match nearby park improvements and feature custom designed art sculptures—both kinetic and stationary—unlike any others done on streetscapes in southern Nevada. They celebrate the life and energy of the Colorado River for the traveling public and are key to the Convention Center’s tourism goal of creating a memorable place to revisit.

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  • Las Vegas (Charleston Blvd), NV
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Cary Baird, Principal, Landscape Architecture

Landscape design goes beyond aesthetics; I solve problems to improve the quality of life for those who come in contact with my work.
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Cary Baird

Principal, Landscape Architecture

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