1 October News Releases


Public Reminded to Reach Out to Design Teams as They Near Completion of 1 October Memorial Concepts
Design Team Exhibit to Open June 5 at Government Center

The five professional design teams selected by the 1 October Memorial Committee are nearing the completion of their proposals for a memorial.  The public is encouraged to reach out to the teams directly to find out about additional community engagement activities they may be hosting as they finish work on their designs this month.

Contact information for each team is listed on the committee’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial. The names of the teams are listed here alphabetically: Aaron Neubert Architects+studioSTIGSGAARD, JCJ Architecture, OLIN, Paul Murdoch Architects and SWA Group.

Their proposed concepts will be unveiled as part of the 1 October Memorial Design Team Exhibit that opens on Monday June 5 in the Rotunda Gallery, located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. In addition to the exhibit, the design team websites will be updated to include detailed information about their projects.

“Our 1 October Memorial Committee worked hard to develop a process that prioritized receiving input from all those impacted by the tragedy through surveys and public meetings,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson. “The committee also sought to enlist the expertise of architects and design professionals to ensure that the project that gets built becomes a world-class memorial.”

 “We look forward to seeing the proposals that the design teams have worked on and receiving a recommendation for a concept from our 1 October Memorial Committee,” said Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “We appreciate the many months of service committee members have dedicated to this important effort for our community.”

Below is the list of key upcoming events in the memorial selection process:

  • June 5 – Sept 7, The Memorial Concept Design Exhibit
    Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
    Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    All five design team proposals will be on display as part of this exhibit.
  • June 14, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Design Team Public Presentation Event
    Clark County Government Center Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
    The five design teams selected to create concepts for the 1 October memorial will offer 40-minute public presentations about their proposals. Members of the public who cannot attend in person can view the presentations live on our Committee’s Facebook page @1OctoberMemorial, Clark County Television (CCTV), and online at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live. A video recording will be available on the committee’s website in addition to links to each design team’s website. Please note: This event is not a 1 October Memorial Committee meeting. No public comment will be accepted during this event
  • June 15 – June 29, Community Engagement Opportunity Survey
    The 1 October Memorial Committee will seek input from the public about the design concepts through a short online survey. Participants will be asked whether the concepts meet the committee’s mission, vision, and goals for the permanent memorial. The results of the survey will be incorporated into the evaluation process.
  • July 26, 9 a.m., 1 October Memorial Committee Meeting
    Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers 
    The Committee will receive scores from the evaluation process and deliberate on a design recommendation to the Clark County Commission. 

  • Sept. 5, 9 a.m., Clark County Commission Meeting
    Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers
    The 1 October Memorial Committee will submit its recommendation for a design to the County Commission.
  • Sept. 11 – Oct. 19, 1 October Memorial Design Concept & Creative Expressions Exhibit
    Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery

The recommended design for the 1 October Memorial project will be on display. The exhibit will include a display of creative expressions received from the public during the memorial development process.

The 1 October Memorial Committee, which began meeting in October 2020, was appointed by the County Commission to gather input from the public and develop recommendations for a permanent memorial that includes a project design, site, programming, and maintenance needs as well as funding solutions. The goal is to create a memorial that remembers those who perished in the attack at the Route 91 music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, honors the survivors, first responders, and many heroes who inspired the nation with their bravery and celebrates the resiliency and compassion of our community. As a result of the committee’s work, MGM Resorts International is donating two acres on the northeast corner of the concert site off Reno Avenue and Giles Street for the memorial. The donation was offered to Clark County after a majority of respondents in a committee survey indicated a clear preference for a memorial to be built at the festival site.

Members of the 1 October Memorial Committee include Tennille Pereira, chairwoman of the committee and Director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center; Karessa Royce, a 1 October survivor, serving as vice chairwoman; Mynda Smith, the sister of 1 October Victim Neysa Tonks; Kelly McMahill, a now-retired deputy chief for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; architect Dr. Robert Fielden, who established the UNLV School of Architecture; Rebecca Holden, public art project manager for the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs; and Harold Bradford, a local artist.         


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