By Joel Scanlon
MGM Resorts International declared that it has selected Gensler, a pioneer in worldwide sustainability, to undertake supervising the design of MGM's Rolling Hills Resort project in Brimfield.
Gensler was distinguished as the top green design firm by Engineering News-Record, and also serves as a member Business Council on Climate Change. It is identified with USGBC’s most renowned LEED professionals. The well-known sustainable operation of Gensler includes its work on MGM's CityCenter in Las Vegas.
Most of the recently developed infrastructures of MGM have been distinguished with prestigious awards from several renowned environmental organizations. Established in 2009, MGM's CityCenter is the most celebrated representation that won six LEED Gold Certifications from the USGBC. Furthermore, MGM’s custom-built first fleet of compressed natural-gas vehicles that is more energy-efficient, wherein the electricity consumption is reduced to 140M kWh.
MGM currently introduces its local leadership team for project development, design and implementation of Rolling Hills Resort, where MGM's Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Hornbuckle will direct and manage the team. The project’s development partner will be Davenport Companies, under the leadership of Charles Irving. In addition, Ventry Associates, led by Dennis Murphy, will serve as a senior project advisor. MGM’s earlier declaration included that Ed Marin will be the project's community outreach director and Brimfield resident Kirsten Gaskell will serve as the local office manager of Rolling Hill.
MGM entered into an agreement with David Callahan of Rolling Hills Estates Realty Trust in the early January. Almost 150 A of land was selected for the Brimfield project. This exquisite resort of MGM will be located 65 mi west of Boston at the north of the Massachusetts Turnpike.