Jan. 8, 2012
ZAPPOS OF LAS VEGAS HIRES A
LEADING ARCHITECT FIRM TO
RENOVATE CITY HALL WHICH WILL
BE THEIR HEADQUARTERS IN 2013
Gensler, the executive architect firm
on City Center, will lead renovations
on the old City Hall building, while
preserving unique features of the 39
year old structure.
With the agreement in place, the two
companies, with Resort Gaming Group,
which is buying the old City Hall and
leasing it to Zappos, will redesign the
building to accommodate about 2,000
employees of Zappos.
They said they want spaces that make
it easy for workers to spend time
together in a campus-like setting.
While the decision to hire the Gensler
firm was not made by CEO Tony Hsieh,
but was a result of collaboration of
a large group of Zappos employees, who
"felt like Gensler was a fit to all of
"Our goal is to build a workspace that
accelerates serendipity and encourages
spontaneous collaboration between
employees and the larger community."
In 2010, the Resort Gaming Group brokered
the deal to move Zappos from Henderson
to downtown Las Vegas.
Zappos plans to spend about 40 million
Gensler was selected in a process similar
to Zappos culture interviews, in which
employees choose new hires based on how
they might fit into the firm's online
unique corporate image.