Inside the New and Improved Design Center at JCK Las Vegas

Long known as a showcase for industry icons  before they make it big, the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas—running June 3–6—is getting an overhaul for 2016. The update coincides with a slew of improvements throughout Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the convention center, including a reimagined floor plan that moves the Design Center from its traditional location on Shorelines level to the expanded (lower) Bayside level. Katie Dominesey, industry vice president of JCK Las Vegas and JCK Tucson, says the center is now infused with new talent, more talent, and a brand-new space that accommodates a new three-tier evolution model based on grouping exhibitors into areas dubbed Kickstarter, Rising Star, and Resident. “The Design Center needs to serve designers at all points in their career,” Dominesey says. Student artists hand-selected from seven design schools will ha

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