Design Fact Sheet


300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101

41,000 square feet Rehabilitation and Restoration 
Includes 17,000 square feet of exhibition space

Historic 1933 U.S. Post Office and federal Courthouse of Las Vegas

  • National Register of Historic Places, National Level Significance (2005); Local Level Significance (1983)
  • Nevada State Register of Historic Places (2002)
  • City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register (2003)

Project Cost: $42 million

Project Timeline:

  • May 2002, Federal government transfers ownership of the historic building to
    the city of Las Vegas for a museum
  • February 2007, Exhibit and fabrication schematic design begins
  • March 2007, Renovations begin on interior of building
  • August 2008, Schematic design and development complete
  • August 4, 2009, Core and shell construction begins with ceremonial
    “wall breaking” ceremony
  • November 2009, Design development complete
  • March 2010, Exhibit fabrication begins
  • Summer 2011, Substantial completion of building and LEED commissioning
  • Fall 2011, Exhibit installation and fine tuning
  • February 14, 2012, Scheduled Opening

Owner’s Rep for the city of Las Vegas:
Algonquin Advisors, LLC/Mike Devine, Greenwich, Connecticut

Architects, Engineers Cultural, Content Planners LEED Sustainable:
Westlake Reed Leskosky, Phoenix, Arizona and Cleveland, Ohio
Paul E. Westlake, Jr., FAIA, Managing Principal and a Lead Designer
Dennis Barrie, Ph.D., Associate and Director of Cultural Planning
Richard Sourbrine, AIA, Associate, Project Director

Museum Planning, Exhibit Designers:
Gallagher & Associates, Silver Spring, Maryland
Patrick Gallagher, President
Cybelle Jones, Principal
Sujit Tolat, LEED AP, Associate, Senior Exhibit Designer
Sara Habich, Project Manager

Primary Content Developer:
Barrie Projects, Cleveland, Ohio Kathleen Coakley Barrie

Preservation Associate Architect:
Chattel Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Inc., Sherman Oaks, California
Robert J. Chattel, AIA, Consulting Preservation Architect to the city of Las Vegas

Associate Architect:
Carpenter Sellers Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada

Exhibit Fabrication:
Pacific Studios, Seattle, Washington

Film Production and Interactives:
Northern Light Productions, Boston, Massachusetts
Snibbe Interactive, San Francisco, California
AVI-SPL, Las Vegas, Nevada
Boston Productions, Norwood, Massachusetts

Exhibition Writer:
Paul Rosenthal

Historical Image Research:
History Associates, Inc., Rockville, Maryland

General Contractor Ext/Int Restoration:
APCO Construction, Las Vegas, Nevada

About the Design Team:
The project brought together two of the country’s premier design firms, Westlake Reed Leskosky and Gallagher & Associates. The firms have collaborated on widely recognized and award-winning museum design, including The Museum at Bethel Woods celebrating the famed 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Ohio, the new Yorktown Victory Center Museum, Yorktown, Virginia for the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation and currently expansion and renovation of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum in Canton, Ohio as well as the Lifelong Learning Center at the Cleveland Museum of Arts.

The team includes individual experts renowned in their respective fields and with experience working with the country’s leading museums and cultural arts organizations such as the Smithsonian Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the International Spy Museum.

About The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, The Museum reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments. For more information, call 702-229-2734 or visit Connect with us on Facebook: and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

For More Information:

Ashley Miller, Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Mob Museum

For Westlake Reed Leskosky:
Dianne Ludman Frank Public Relations
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