Ethan S. Nelson, AIA, has been named a principal at PGAL LLC, the Las Vegas office of national architecture and engineering firm.
Working together with Las Vegas Principals Christopher Larsen, AIA, and Benjamin Girardin, AIA, the team will be responsible for business development, contract negotiation, project execution and collaboration, and staff management.
Prior to joining PGAL, Nelson was president of Steelman Partners, where his leadership was instrumental in the successful implementation of projects for clients that include Genting, Imperial Pacific, MGM Resorts International, Station Casinos, Hard Rock, Caesars Entertainment, Galaxy Gaming, Las Vegas Sands, and Cantor Gaming. In recent years, Nelson organized the expansion of the practice into new international regions that include Macau, Zhuhai, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, and Amsterdam.
“Ethan’s extensive portfolio of hospitality and private sector clients will be invaluable toward enhancing our presence in the Las Vegas market and for PGAL nationwide,” said Larsen.
“Ethan’s addition to our team is representative of our strong and talented professional staff and furthers our commitment to distinctive architectural design,” added Girardin.
PGAL’s extensive hospitality portfolio includes recent work for the Sheraton and Westin Resorts in Carlsbad, CA; Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas; Sheraton Redding in Redding, CA; and The Guild Hotel in San Diego.