Ed's experience is extensive and with the depth of his knowledge we are confident he will provide strong leadership and insight that can only be acquired through years of working at his craft," said Bradley H. Stone, executive vice president of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "We are excited that he has decided to join us and look forward to his contributions as we continue to manage the expansive growth of our company."
Feiner was most recently director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Washington D.C. office where he was responsible for design, planning and infrastructure projects in the National Capital area as well as consulting on projects around the world. In 1996, prior to joining SOM, he served as Chief Architect of the United States General Services Administration (GSA).
As Chief Architect he provided national leadership for the design and construction activities of the agency, which included the development of Federal courthouses, office buildings, national laboratories, border stations, computer centers, and special-use projects.
During his tenure at GSA, he presided over the largest public works program in the US since the mid-1930's with the total redevelopment of the facilities of the US Judiciary. The Federal Courthouse Program when completed will include over 150 new Courthouses at a project cost of over us$ 15 billion.
Feiner is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the AIA in 1996. He lectures at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has spoken at many schools of Architecture and Design. Stone added that the willingness of such an impressive and sought-after individual to join our company is a testament to the direction our company is headed.
Las Vegas Sands growth plans include the development of the Cotai Strip where The Venetian Macao opened to rave reviews in August 2007 and will consist of the Four Seasons, Sheraton, St. Regis, Shangri-La, Traders, Hilton, Conrad, Fairmont and Raffles hotels. Additional projects include the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the Sands Bethworks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.