Additional Partners

Donnell Consultants Incorporated (DCI)

Donnell Consultants Incorporated (DCI) has a twenty-two year history. Its founder and key personnel have a broad, comprehensive background and solid experience gained over a thirty-five year period, particularly in performing and visual arts facilities’ and special projects’ program analysis, program budgetting, capital cost control and Client representation services.

DCI was founded in Tampa in 1986, particularly to serve this highly specialized market sector in a committed way. The company is firmly established in this field and is well-known across the U.S., and internationally, in this regard. DCI has been very successful in attracting clients whose projects range from modest community theatres to very high profile facilities to house internationally acclaimed orchestras, theatre, opera, dance and ballet companies designed by world class architects, acousticians and theatre planners.

DCI is distinctly different to all other construction cost consultants and construction managers in the North America in that the firm specializes in concert hall, theatre, opera house, museum and art gallery projects. No other firm has the breadth and consistency of specialist experience that DCI has earned.

Joe Perryman, MRICS, MAPM, LEED-AP – Principal

Joe leads the DCI team for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas and has over 20 years experience in the European and North American construction markets in both professional practices and construction companies. He has an in-depth knowledge of design and construction stage cost control and project management techniques gained from his involvement in both the private and commercial sector, embracing performing and visual arts, specialist hospital, residential, educational and leisure facilities.

Joe is both a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (RICS) and a fully qualified Project Manager (MAPM) with a Post Graduate in Project Management (Owners Representation) obtained from Reading University, England where he also obtained his B.S. degree in Construction Cost Economics. He is a member of many organizations including SAVE International (Value Engineering Society), and also, being a LEED Accredited Professional, has written articles on the cost of LEED certification.

Joe’s other notable projects include: The Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando; The Mixon Hall at Cleveland Institute of Music; The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis; Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Queens Museum of Art Expansion, New York.

HMA Consulting, Inc.

HMA Consulting, Inc. is a specialist consulting engineering company that provides consulting services for low voltage systems such as security systems, closed circuit television systems, intelligent fire alarm systems, and building energy management/control systems and the integration of those systems. HMA is a non-product based consulting firm that has one goal in mind – to provide an unbiased evaluation of security related products and services as we help our clients meet their security system goals. HMA has considerable experience in interfacing with all of the parties typically involved in a project of this nature. HMA covers all phases of the consulting process from security risk and vulnerability assessments, conceptual design and feasibility study through design development, preparation of construction documents, tender evaluation, construction administration and training, to commissioning and final acceptance testing.

IBA Consultants, Inc.

Founded in 1992, IBA Consultants, Inc. are internationally-renowned exterior wall, roofing and waterproofing specialists offering review, inspection and testing services to architects, developers, owners and construction managers in the high-rise, commercial and hotel/casino construction industry.

The company concentrates its efforts in both new construction and the investigation and repair of the architecture or engineering of existing buildings. Headquartered in Miami, with offices in Las Vegas, New York City, Boca Raton, Tampa Bay and Seattle the company has been a consultant on buildings such as the Petronas Towers, Malaysia; Atlantis, Bahamas; and Canary Wharf, London, as well as growing list in Florida.

Kleinfelder, Inc.

Kleinfelder, Inc. is a leading professional services firm in natural and built environments for municipalities, government agencies, multinational companies and industrial concerns across the nation. With a staff of nearly 2,000 Kleinfelder is one of the nation's largest employee-owned firms providing planning, engineering, scientific, technical and management solutions.

Kleinfelder Principal, Scott Dwyer, leads the health risk assessment for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts project. Mr. Dwyer specializes in the application of toxicology and risk analysis to the assessment of human health risks associated with exposure to chemicals in the natural and build environment. He has served as the project/task manager on risk assessments performed under federal (CERCLA, RCRA) and state guidelines. He is the senior author or co-author of more than 150 client-funded risk assessment and toxicology reports. Mr. Dwyer also has provided expert testimony and litigation support on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, local governments and private clients. Mr. Dwyer earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1989 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.

Redevelopment of brownfields and other former industrial properties is an active area of practice for the Kleinfelder risk analysis and toxicology group. Some key recent projects include health risk evaluations of more than 400 acres of pesticide-affected agricultural land in Massachusetts slated for residential development and a 25-acre big box retail development in Southern California. Last year, the state of Nevada selected Kleinfelder to support the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Brownfields Program.

Lifescapes International

Established in 1958, Lifescapes International has been imagining and creating some of the best known entertainment oriented garden environments around the world. Proud of its 30 year relationship with Las Vegas, the firm has designed many of the iconic destination casino resorts (starting with The Mirage), master planned communities, parks and commercial centers throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Based in Newport Beach, California the firm specializes in designing beautiful gardens for private, public and commercial venues domestically and internationally.  As a key member of the Design Team which interfaced with David M. Schwarz, HKS, the Board of Directors and Smith Center leadership staff,  the firm created the gardens, courtyards and parks for both The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and its adjacent, Symphony Park.

MSA Engineering Consultants

MSA Engineering Consultants is an M/P/E design firm on the leading edge of the Green building revolution. MSA Engineering Consultants specializes in mechanical, plumbing, electrical and low voltage system design services. MSA is known as a “go-to” consulting firm for public and private clients looking for a successful outcome to their engineering, architectural, and planning projects, even if there are serious obstacles to overcome. We focus on helping clients develop and achieve their vision, using a creative approach to find effective solutions.

Our employee-owned firm offers consulting services to environmental, municipal and governmental, transportation, remediation, and development clients throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. We have received numerous awards for our design and engineering projects, and have helped hundreds of communities and private organizations obtain funding and then design, implement, and successfully complete their projects.

The Projects Group

The Projects Group is a professional company offering comprehensive program and project management services to companies, non-profit organizations and institutional entities that need to augment their real estate development team. Our hallmark is the proven ability to manage unique, architecturally significant, highly detailed and technical projects such as performance halls and museums.

The Projects Group has a very select, highly qualified staff of design and construction professionals with expertise in all areas of project development. We are able to manage the process and guide the Owner through the full scope of development, from feasibility studies, conceptualization, design and on through completion of construction and opening of the facility. We have a well-developed program to assist the Owner in selecting the architects, engineers, contractors and other professional consultants required that assures the entire project team is tailored for the specific needs of the project. Our strengths include not only our expertise in the industry, but also our team building and leadership skills, which are essential to the success of complex and specialized projects, which may include multiple design teams, consultants and/or contractors.

SBLD Studio

SBLD Studio is an award-wining firm dedicated to the design and specification of architectural lighting systems with an emphasis on creative and integrated solutions. Within the last 11 years SBLD Studio has built a reputation for cutting edge lighting design on large scale architectural projects. The firm portfolio encompasses a broad variety of projects both domestic and international with interior and exterior architectural lighting for academic institutions, art & exhibit spaces, corporate offices, commercial building projects, healthcare facilities, hospitality projects, museums, residences, retail & showroom spaces and themed entertainment environment. Our in-house capabilities allow for all types of computer modeling studies of both natural and artificial illumination, as well as a hands on mock-up lab for testing new lighting equipment and concepts.

Established in 1994 SBLD is an equal opportunity employer; SBLD Studio is a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) registered in the City and State of New York.

Principal Biography
Susan Brady has been practicing lighting design in New York City for over 20 years. She is the founder and president of SBLD Studio. Throughout her career Ms. Brady has been responsible for the interior and exterior lighting design of a broad variety of project types including performance venues, public buildings, corporate interiors, major transportation facilities, academic and healthcare institutions, hotel and retail. Her work spans architectural styles from historic preservation to modernism has received numerous awards for projects such as the Chiangi Airport Rail Station, the Frist Center for Visual Arts and JFK International Arrivals Terminal 4.


Terracon is an employee-owned, consulting engineering firm that provides environmental, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials testing and inspection services. We have been providing these services to public and private entities throughout the United States for over 40 years. Since its inception, Terracon has grown to include a staff of over 2,100 professionals and support personnel in over 80 offices in 26 states. We are currently ranked No. 50 on the Engineering News Record’s list of largest engineering firms in the United States.

Terracon’s Las Vegas office has led the geotechnical market with new, economical and efficient methods of ground improvement and foundation design since opening in 1993. The Las Vegas office of Terracon staffs approximately 70 professionals and maintains a fully equipped 6,000 sq. ft., AASHTO/IAS/CCRL accredited laboratory which provides complete geotechnical and construction materials testing services on soils, aggregates, concrete, masonry, steel, and asphalt. In addition, Terracon maintains two drill rigs, a Diedrich D-120 Auger and a Gardner-Denver 1000 Rotary, in Las Vegas to insure rapid project turnaround on geotechnical projects.

Terracon’s recent high profile projects include the Venetian (Palazzo, C2K, and Phantom Theater), MGM City Center Block B, Cosmopolitan Twin Towers, Red Rock Casino, Fashion Show Mall, Bellagio, Panorama Towers No.1, 2, 3, Trophy Towers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Station Casinos Aliante, and many more.

Two Twelve Associates, Inc.

Two Twelve is a New York City-based graphic design firm that seeks sustainable solutions to problems of wayfinding, information and visioning. We excel at collaborating on large, complex projects for high profile clients that communicate with wide cross-sections of the public. In business since 1980, we have produced work for Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale University, Grand Central Terminal, Radio City Music Hall, Severance Hall, and many other important organizations, places, and spaces around the country.

Walter P. Moore Engineers and Consultants

Walter P Moore provides structural, civil, traffic and transportation engineering as well as parking and diagnostics consulting services to distinguished clients worldwide. Founded in 1931, the firm has engineered building and infrastructure systems in all 50 states and over 20 foreign countries.

David A. Platten, P.E., is a Senior Principal with Walter P Moore and oversees structural engineering operations in Dallas and Las Vegas. He combines over 25 years of project experience with creative thinking to find the most cost-effective solutions for the client.


Whiting-Turner is currently celebrating 100 years of excellence and unwavering dedication to customer delight. Through its office in Las Vegas and 28 other offices nationwide, the firm provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers.

Currently ranked fifth in domestic general building construction by Engineering News Record, Whiting-Turner is a recognized leader in areas such as cultural entertainment, healthcare, life sciences, nanotechnology, higher education, and commercial development.