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CATCHING UP WITH

Edgar
	Gutierrez
What have you found to be most valuable about your NEWH involvement, both
personally and professionally?
Being involved in NEWH has by far been one of the best choices I could have made as a
design professional. NEWH is an organization that helps students in the hospitality industry,
just as I once was, so I find it rewarding to welcome and give back to my future colleagues.
The connections and friendships I have built within my own chapter and throughout the
country have been incredible. NEWH has allowed me to become a leader within our industry
and in the community.

Why do you recommend people get involved with NEWH?

Las Vegas chapter president
and designer and project
manager, NOVUS Architecture

If you are in the hospitality industry and want to make the most of your career, you should
be involved! If you come to an event without having met anyone, you will certainly leave
with new professional connections. It is also rewarding to know that NEWH helps our future
leaders by providing student scholarships, which are fundraised by every event we host.

What is your proudest recent NEWH accomplishment?
I am most proud of serving as this year's NEWH Las Vegas chapter president and
maintaining the momentum and enthusiasm among our members. Due to the current
circumstances, our chapter has been limited in the types of events we are able to hold;
however, we have still been able to award scholarships to well-deserving students. I am
proud of our entire board and all our members for staying energetic and doing the most we
can to fulfill our goals during these difficult times.

What are you most looking forward to?
Like many others, I am looking forward to the day we emerge from this challenging time and
we can all gather at networking events again. Unfortunately, the Hospy Awards, our biannual
fundraising gala, had to be postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19. The Hospy Awards is
an event that brings our industry together with 400+ guests around one important goal:
to fundraise for student scholarships. I am looking forward to next year's Hospy Awards
because I know they are going to make up for the year we lost.

What would people be interested to know about your company?
NOVUS Architecture is a boutique firm in downtown Las Vegas. We do everything from
restaurant and bar designs on the Las Vegas Strip to ground-up convention centers across
the country. We have a talented and diverse team that brings a unique perspective and
vision to every client's project.

When you aren't working or at an NEWH event, where can we find you?
Since mid-March 2020, you can find me at home, in the backyard with a cocktail soaking up
some sun, or at my parents' enjoying quality time with the family and kids. Pre- and postCOVID, you are likely to find me at a social gathering with new and old friends. Saturdays
(not Sundays), you are likely to find me enjoying a nice brunch with good food and
bottomless mimosas if anyone wants to join! ❙❘❚
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRESIDENT’S LETTER
NEWS
GUEST PERSPECTIVE
GUEST PERSPECTIVE
WHO’S WHO
CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
HAVE YOU SEEN?
SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP HEROES
INTERVIEW
SUSTAINABILITY
Q&A: EDGAR GUTIERREZ
Q&A: BRITTANY SPINNER
Q&A: VANESSA VAUGHAN
ON THE COVER
PROJECT: WHITE ELEPHANT PALM BEACH
PROJECT: TERRAMOR OUTDOOR RESORT
PROJECT: citizenM SEATTLE
PROJECT: MELT BY MELISSA
PROJECT: LEFAY RESORT
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
SAVE THE DATE
NEW MEMBERS
PARTNER PROFILES
AD INDEX
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