FIRM PROFILE

Josh Held Design is a full service design agency with the sole mission of evolving the designed environment and how it is experienced.  With over 15 years of creating and reinventing hospitality design, Josh Held has amassed a collection of work focused on Hotels, Casinos, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Theaters, Retail, and Residential.  It is with this cumulative experience and knowledge that Josh created Josh Held Design , to work with an ever-expanding roster of clients and evolve the state of hospitality design, while providing a more personal and direct relationship between the client and designer. 

Josh Held Design has called New York City it’s home since 2009 creating projects nationally and internationally including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Palm Springs, Atlantic City, Singapore and Dubai.  Their most recent design work includes the renovation of the W Hotel Times Square, Dream Hotel Downtown and Midtown New York, a new nightclub at Borgata Atlantic City, Ground Central Coffee Company, Marquee NYC, TAO Las Vegas, Tres Carnes Restaurant and LIGHT Las Vegas.

JOSH HELD Founder + President of Josh Held Design

After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Texas at Austin in 1995, he immediately moved to New York City where, within a few years, he joined the Rockwellgroup.  He spent 11 years as a Senior Associate garnering numerous awards and nominations for projects that immersed him in all aspects of hospitality and entertainment architecture.  It was during those years that Josh mastered his ability to bring concepts of any size to the physical world while maintaining an exceptional level of custom, one of a kind, detailing. 

Prior to founding Josh Held Design, Josh was a Senior Associate at Zeff Design where, among other things, he lead the design team responsible for the 2 million square foot expansion of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas which was completed in 2010 and included two new hotel towers and a 40,000 square foot casino.

It is with this cumulative experience and knowledge that Josh created Josh Held Design with the purpose of bringing his vision to an even larger group of clients while providing a higher level of service and personal interaction than can be found elsewhere. 

Josh Held has been recognized with Hospitality Design’s Wave of the Future Award honoring those who are young enough to be considered visionary, but tested enough to be accomplished.  In addition Josh Held Design has been recognized multiple times by Boutique Design, Hospitality Design, and other design organizations for its extraordinary work. 

Tao Nightclub and Restaurant, Las Vegas; Marquee Nightclub, NYC; LIGHT Nightclub, Las Vegas; Bacchanalia Restaurant, Singapore; Sanctuary Hotel, New York; Dream Hotels, NYC; House of Que, Hoboken NJ and NYC; Tres Carnes, NYC and Long Island; Ground Central Coffee, NYC; The Juice Shop, NYC; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas; Voyeur, Los Angeles; Cherry Nightclub, Red Rock Hotel Casino Resort, Las Vegas; FPB Bakery, New York City for Francois Payard; Gordy Brown Theater, Venetian, Las Vegas; Phantom of the Opera, Venetian, Las Vegas; Emerils Live Set for Emeril Lagasse; Emerils Table 10, Palazzo, Las Vegas; Dos Caminos, Palazzo, Las Vegas for Steve Hanson; Emerils Fish House, MGM, Las Vegas; Mesa Grill for Bobby Flay, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Trevi, Caesars Forum Shops, Las Vegas; Yellowtail, Bellagio, Las Vegas; Bar Americain for Bobby Flay, New York; Bar Americain, Mohegan Sun; Mesa Grill for Bobby Flay, New York; brgr, New York; Rosa Mexicano, New York; Dos Caminos, New York; Mesa Grill, Atlantis, Paradise Island; Sushi Samba, Chicago; 25 North Moore, New York; 960 Park Avenue, New York; Starhill Center, Kuala Lumpur; Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy; DOI Road Show for Norman Lear; Pier 40 for Related.