This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with architect Windom Kimsey, who has opened Azzurra Cucina Italiana on Henderson’s reimagined Water Street. In this episode of “Talk About Las Vegas,” Windom talks about his background as an architect; moving to Las Vegas and working on major projects here; his discovery of historic Water Street in Henderson; developing a multi-use facility there and opening the Public Works Coffee Bar; his decision to open an Italian restaurant with some unique features and cuisine; and his favorite dish.
Windom Kimsey developed a reputation for innovative design early in his career through a series of award-winning projects and buildings that were as programmatically and technically innovative as they were cost and resource conscious. His career has been devoted to public projects, especially the design of educational facilities and learning environments for which Windom has received numerous awards and accolades.
In 1998, Windom received the American Institute of Architect’s National Young Architects Award for Design and Leadership in the Profession. In 2004 he was inducted into the AIA’s College of Fellows. Alongside his architectural practice, Windom guest lecturers at AIA events nationally and internationally, and sits on numerous local, national and international boards.