Member Since 8/2018
5588 S. Fort Apache Rd. Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89148
KME Architects is a minority owned and operated, full service architectural design firm. KME provides a wide range of design services that include: Master Planning, Programming, Architectural & Interior Design, Landscape Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, LEED, 3D Digital Scanning,3D Renderings, and Imaging as well as many other services. KME was established in 2009 during a time when many other design firms were closing their doors or downsizing, KME was building its roots for the future. KME is a certified Emerging Small Business (ESB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). KME was nominated as best new small firm by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. KME responds to the needs of our clients by providing eco-friendly ideas and aesthetically pleasing facilities that are tailored for the end user. KME's philosophy is "Listening Architecture: We listen, We pay attention, We create, and We deliver." We have extensive experience in a wide range of project types and scopes, including but not limited to: civic, public use, hospitality, educational / training, which include the programming and design of classrooms, retail, libraries, labs, offices, historic renovation, and building modernization. Full service architectural firm
Architect, Building Services Consultant
Melvin Green & Emanuele Arguelles
Melvin Green has over 30 years of experience in the architectural field. Prior to co-founding KME Architects, Melvin had owned and operated as MGA, Melvin Green Architect, LLC since the early 1990's. Melvin has designed and managed various small and large architectural projects, including high rise hotels in Macau, high rise residential, educational facilities, medical, hospitality, retail, and office projects. He has extensive knowledge in architectural programming, planning, design, construction documentation, and quality control. Melvin has obtained his (APEC) Asia Pacific Economic Council license, which allows him to practice architecture in over sixteen APEC member countries.
Emanuele Arguelles has over 20 years of architectural and construction experience. Beginning his career as a carpenter, Emanuele quickly fell in love with the design and construction process. Prior to co-founding KME Architects, Emanuele owned and operated a design-build construction company in Michigan before moving to Las Vegas in 2005. Emanuele has designed and managed various large-scale architectural projects including, civic, hospitality, casino /resort / hotels, restaurants & bars, educational, medical, high-end retail, and residential. His strong work ethic and attention to detail are one of the factors that has translated to many successful projects.
Melvin and Emanuele are only a small portion of the team; each of them understanding the importance of the "Team." As such, KME Architects is comprised of a diverse staff that range in age, gender, race, culture and design style. Melvin and Emanuele believe that part of the responsibility of the team is to share knowledge, ideas, beliefs, and concepts. Both manage the in-house staff and are fully integrated in each project that comes to the firm; however, they encourage team members to contribute and become invested in the projects. The "Team" concept extends to the consultants we utilize.