The design is composed of a large concert hall and two small theaters with stone throughout.  A winged sculpture in the center lobby is modeled after the Hoover Dam’s famous Winged Figures of the Republic statues.

The complexity of the project is self-evident.  Over 100 pages of shop drawings and 1200 different shop tickets were required.  Cut tickets for some areas were still in the drawing stage as containers of marble for other areas were arriving at the jobsite.  In the end, the success of the project turned on the quality of the engineering team, the accuracy of the fabrication and the skill of the masons, setters and finishers that installed the stone.

The Founders Wall was perhaps the most difficult aspect of coordination for the entire project.  The wall is composed of sixteen large diamond matched panels, eight of which are incorporated into the concave rotunda entry walls of the large concert hall.  Custom fonts were developed for engraving over two thousand characters, and many of the founders’ names span more than one marble panel.

Las Vegas, NV

2013 Coverings Installation and Design - Commercial Stone Installation

2013 National Tile Contractors Association - Five Star Project of the Year

2013 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers - Best Marble Project

2012 Marble Institute of America - Commerical Interior Award of Merit

Congratulations to Superior Tile & Stone for winning a prestigious MIA 2012 Pinnacle Award of Merit. Superior Tile received this award for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts project. According to Garis Distelhorst, Executive Vice President of MIA, “Your winning entry reflects your company’s high standards and serves the entire industry by showcasing the superior quality and beauty of natural stone and the commitment to craftsmanship of MIA member firms.”

Chris Pattavina
Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA)


"I was at The Smith Center a week before Christmas and it is absolutely stunning. The stone work throughout the interior is truly spectacular."

Gregory M. Hoss, AIA
David M. Schwarz Architects