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Curt Carlson

A Tale of Three Cities

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“It was the best of times, ….”

The new year always seems to start of with an air of enthusiasm and excitement and listening to the State of the City for the City of Henderson, the City of Las Vegas and the City of North Las Vegas, certainly supports that. The three cities, basically touching each other, have similar goals and long range plans, but different outcomes in their city’s individual execution of the plans. I’m going to concentrate mainly on their issues that impact economic development with respect to property development, construction and real estate.
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The New Definition of “Office”

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Over the past year or so, I have been researching office environments and particularly the paradox of the “Open Office.” The “Open Office” concept has expanded to include other attributes, influencers and characteristics (more than just cubicles) and has become more of a state of mind in the work place. The “Google-ization” of the office environment introduced concepts that would make Don Draper and Roger Sterling run into their offices and lock their doors. “Open Office” now encompasses the image, the branding of a company, the workflow process of an organization, the technology prowess of a company, the hours of the company and even to a point, the age of its employees and managers.
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Design of Student Unions

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Student Unions have evolved with ever changing student body demographics, technology and individual campus needs. One aspect that has remained key is the Student Union representing the gateway and the public face for the school. These facilities act in many of the same regards as a community center – by being the Heart of the campus community, providing a place for social interaction, providing support services to the users and being an identity place marker. Student Unions also function as a hub to unite the physical spaces on campuses as well as providing accidental collaboration and community spaces.
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To infinity and beyond (or at least through 2017)

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Every year starts with a variety groups presenting their forecasts, predictions and previews for the economic climate of the upcoming year. This year I attended 4 different events to see how they compared to each other in their assessment of the future. Some of the information and predictions are a little like predicting the weather for a year in advance.
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Volunteers in Medicine

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Some great projects happen quickly, some take a bit more time. The Volunteers in Medicine Ruffin Family Clinic is a project well worth the wait. Under the direction of Founder Doctor Florence Jameson this clinic is serving an anticipated 300,000 southern Nevadans without health insurance. It has truly been a labor of love for our firm to work with such a passionate and service minded team. There has been great news coverage from our local news teams on the clinic and we couldn’t be more proud to see a project succeed.