Southern Nevada artist Bonnie Kelso has been selected to create the design for a new Class A office building in downtown Summerlin


LAS VEGAS, NEV— The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the planned community of Summerlin®, today announced the selection of Southern Nevada artist Bonnie Kelso to create the largest public mural in downtown Summerlin®, the 400-acre mixed-use urban core of the community. Kelso’s design will transform the north and west facing exterior walls of the parking garage at 1700 Pavilion, the ten-story Class A office tower currently under construction and actively leased in downtown Summerlin. The mural, which is designed in panels to accommodate the open spaces between levels, is over 120 feet long and over 54 feet wide on either side.

Kelso, a Summerlin resident since 2013, was chosen from more than 20 artists who responded to a request for proposal (RFP) to transform the two walls of the parking garage. Kelso’s design for the new mural was selected for its unique perspective that allows guests walking past the building to enjoy a different visual experience than when viewed from afar. More importantly, Kelso’s vision is authentic to his own Summerlin experience. The clean simplicity of its design and use of color reflect the nearby Red Rock Canyon and celebrate Summerlin’s active, outdoor lifestyle.

“As we develop Summerlin, we are carefully considering how design can shape the community, delivering exceptional experiences both in buildings and in open public spaces,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Experience. client, Summerlin. “We are committed to the power of public art to help define a sense of place and identity, and this mural provided an ideal opportunity to showcase our Southern Nevada talent and select an artist whose the design reflects his strong passion for our community.”

“My design was inspired by what I love most about life in Summerlin – listening to music in the park and dining out, exercising along the many trails and playing with my kids in the parks filled with beautiful native plants and wildlife,” Kelso said. . “My design also includes a nod to our local Air Force and Howard Hughes Jr.’s passion for aviation. I hope these elements combined with the majestic ridge lines of nearby Red Rock Canyon convey Summerlin’s strong sense of community and appreciation for nature.

Kelso attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in printmaking and spent a semester abroad in Rome. After graduating, she worked for many years as an exhibit designer, contributing to projects for NASA, National Geographic, the Newseum, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. After backpacking the world for a few years, she moved to Las Vegas in 2004 to be near her retired parents and began painting full time, becoming an active part of the Artists Guild. of Las Vegas and the First Friday scene. Today, she is a teaching artist at the Nevada Arts Council and leads workshops in the Las Vegas area for students of all ages, including teens and adults in drug addiction. She is also an author and illustrator of children’s books.

Kelso’s design will be installed at 1700 Pavilion by Wall Print Las Vegas the first week of August.

The office building was designed by Hart Howerton, an interdisciplinary planning, architecture and interior design firm. The building’s design exemplifies Summerlin’s commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle, providing bicycle storage to encourage cycling to work options. The Living Room, a shared common space in the first-floor lobby with a conference room and bookable gathering spaces, offers direct access to Pavilion Center Drive and retail and dining across the street. Pavilion 1700 is being built to target LEED Silver standards and will include electric vehicle charging stations, low water flow appliances, desert landscaping, touchless entry doors, filtration system improved air and a new approach to on-site recycling of most materials, including batteries and electronics. waste.

KGA Architects, a full-service architectural firm with over 40 years of experience specializing in a wide range of product types, has completed production documentation for the 1700 Pavilion parking garage. Whiting Turner provides construction management services. Completion of 1700 Pavilion I scheduled for fall 2022. CBRE is the official office broker. For rental information, contact Randy Broadhead, [email protected] For more information, visit

About Summerlin®

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, Summerlin began taking shape in 1990 and ranked among the top 10 selling planned communities in the nation for nearly two decades. Located along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 5,000 gross acres remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open spaces and common areas, all within the framework of the master plan. The community is currently home to over 115,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include over 300 neighborhood and village parks, over 200 miles of completed trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 places of worship, ten golf courses, shopping malls, medical and cultural facilities, parks business and dozens of floor plans for active sale. . Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single family homes to townhouses – with offerings in a wide price range, including custom residential sites at The Ridges. Summerlin is recognized as one of the best places in the country to raise a family and run a business, named Master Planned Community of the Year for 2020 by the National Home Builders Association. For more information visit

About Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate across the United States. At New York; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills® and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to creating innovative places, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For more information, visit

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