Mandalay Bay Convention Center Concept Design
Las Vegas, Nevada
NOVUS Architecture developed the conceptual design for the new $70 million, 350,000-square-foot convention center expansion at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The new space is an extension of the convention center’s Bayside section on the south end of the facility and is built to the east toward Las Vegas Boulevard. A 900-space parking lot has been built beneath the convention center.
The expansion features a 70,000-square-foot ballroom that is divisible by five for flexibility and break-out areas for corporate groups. The company also is expanding the bandwidth of its Wi-Fi technology.
Atop the new space is an 8-acre rooftop solar photovoltaic array that will go live by fall. Combined with an existing 20-acre array already in place at the convention center, the facility would produce 3.4 million kilowatt hours a year, enough to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes.
It’s the largest solar array on a convention center in the world.