In 2015, NOVUS Architecture completed a new 3,657 square foot high-end menswear retail store for Stefano Ricci at the Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2017, Stefano Ricci retained our firm again to develop a new 3,250 square foot store at the brand-new Wynn Plaza on the Las Vegas Strip. The Stefano Ricci projects are quite unique and interesting as essentially everything (except for steel studs and drywall) is shipped to the U.S. from Florence, Italy where the natural materials are sourced and fabricated. Our team prepares a field survey of the space with exact dimensions for the Italian Designer who then begins to layout the store design in great (metric) detail before starting design of their beautiful millwork. At the onset of construction, the general contractor creates an exact white box with a level 5 finish before installing the natural stone flooring and custom millwork, once it has all arrived from Italy. Typically, Stefano Ricci has sent an Italian crew to the site during construction to oversee the U.S. union tradespeople to ensure quality is unsurpassed. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting Stefano Ricci and his sons on a few occasions and it’s always a delightful experience.