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The current design of employee entrances across the Las Vegas Strip starkly contrasts the vibrant and inviting atmosphere experienced by visitors (Sheehan, 2004). This oversight undermines the potential for creating a hospitable and efficient work environment where every design decision contributes positively to the employees' experience. There is a critical need for a shift towards authentic utilitarian architecture in these spaces, where the primary goal should be to simultaneously enhance functionality, productivity, and employee well-being.

This book posits that a transformative architectural intervention of resort employee entrances, rooted in principles of architectural determinism, is a necessity to enhance employee morale and profoundly foster an elevated work environment.

Biophilia, or the innate human inclination towards nature, will be the guiding philosophy for integrating natural elements into the back-of-house areas, aiming to create aesthetically pleasing spaces conducive to a healthier, more efficient work environment. Through the use of architectural behaviorism (Pop, 2014), our design approach will challenge the conventional boundaries of back-of-house design, setting a new standard for how resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond consider their most valuable asset: their employees.

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Las Vegas (Nev.)

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas



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Architecture; Casinos--Design and construction


Architecture | Art and Design | Urban Studies and Planning

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Hidden Portals An Architectural Intervention Of Casino Employee Entrances