Circa Resort and Casino

  • The first ground-up casino in downtown Las Vegas in over 30 years
  • Property utilizes an entire city block, comprising a 38-story tower with 777 guest rooms, and a two-level casino, restaurants, a six-tiered pool amphitheater, and a stadium-style three-story sportsbook which has the largest television screen in sportsbook history
  • Carbon footprint of the structure per square foot is 23% lower than the average concrete building in the United States, as estimated by a study by the Carbon Leadership Forum
  • Efficient structural design enabled reduced material use

Awards

  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest Regional Best Project Awards – Best Residential/Hospitality Project
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • Project consists of gaming, a Hard Rock Live, and supporting food and beverage
  • The second phase of the project consists of a 12-story hotel and four-story parking garage
  • The casino has a gaming floor of 72,000 sf
  • Gaming support and amenities including circulation add up to another 30,851 sf for a total area of almost 109,000 sf
  • The 2,000-seat Hard Rock Live with a stage of 2,160 sf has an area of 43,535 sf
  • Resort property consisting of gaming, retail, two hotels, large ballroom, meeting spaces, a sports and entertainment venue, and parking
  • Building footprint is just over 638,000 sf
  • First three levels contain mainly parking as well as the central plant, loading docks, warehouse, and vertical transportation
  • Lowest level parking is at existing grade level
  • Fourth level is the main public level including gaming, retail concourse, ballroom and meeting rooms, spa, main porte cochere entrance, and other amenities
  • Back of house space is located on the main level and built out in Mezzanine spaces above the main level
  • The main roof contains the hotel pool, landscaped areas, green roofs, and areas with rooftop mechanical equipment
  • The design includes an exposed cantilevered roof supported by circular trumpeted columns which extends from the main drop off entrance through the building along retail concourse to the north east corner at the Beachmont entrance
  • New convention and exposition center situated north of the Winter Garage
  • Location of the project provides a direct connection to the new Earth Hotel and the Winter Entrance
  • Project is a 244,000 sf development consisting of an expo space, a ballroom, breakout rooms, an entertainment zone, an outdoor patio and a garden
  • Expansion of the existing Choctaw Casino & Resort
  • A new hotel tower was constructed adjacent to the new casino podium expansion
  • Project consists of a 19-story hotel with amenities and public space at the first and third floor levels
  • Building has two wings branching off the main elevator and stair core
  • First full-service casino in Massachusetts
  • Includes a 252-key hotel, a 125,000-square-foot casino, resort-style amenities, an array of restaurants and dining options, retail, 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and parking accommodations for 3,400 vehicles
  • Required the relocation of a 150-year old church, the renovation of two historic buildings, new structures, and building conversions
  • The project is located on an assemblage of land recognized by the National Register of Historic Places that was flattened by a tornado in 2013

Awards

  • ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award
  • BD+C Reconstruction Awards – Platinum
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New England Regional Awards – Best Hospitality Project
  • Preservation Massachusetts – Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

Complete project photos courtesy of MGM Resorts International

  • Expansion includes a 36-story guitar shaped hotel tower, 158,000sf convention center-meeting rooms, 633,000sf of retail area, a nightclub, five new restaurants, office space, an Indonesian-style pool facility, and a curved, 8-story hotel tower
  • Features the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel building

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Special Projects
  • Architizer A+ Awards – Jury Winner, Cultural Project
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit – Out of Area
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Regional Best Projects – Best Specialty Construction
  • Development is comprised of an expansive column-free gaming floor below a 225 ft tall hotel tower
  • Resort includes a 300-key hotel, 68,000sf of gaming space, a 36-hole miniature golf course, several dining and BOH areas, a swimming pool, and fitness center
  • Scarlet Pearl Resort accomplishes the first casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi

Awards

  • Observer Covey Awards – Best Hotel
  • A major new resort on the Las Vegas strip, with a casino, a 3,800-key hotel, retail areas, and parking accommodations for 7,000 vehicles
  • Entertainment and amenity areas include a 3,500-seat theatre, a dome-shaped nightclub, a landscaped pool deck
  • 680-foot-tall hotel tower is comprised of cast-in-place concrete
  • Surrounding low-rise podium constructed with structural steel
  • The project is located on the site of the Stardust Hotel and Casino that was demolished in 2006
  • The project utilizes portions of an existing structures and incorporates them into the new designs.

Awards

  • Build Magazine Architecture Awards – Best Entertainment & Hospitality Venue Design
  • Located in Laveen, Arizona
  • Features a casino with gaming space, retail, food & beverage, administrative offices, porte cochere, back of house and parking totaling 185,000 sf
  • Also includes a 3-story, 62,000 sf, 90-room hotel
  • Adds a 10-story, 250-key hotel tower to the exiting facility
  • The addition creates more gaming space, restaurants, meeting rooms, a large atrium, a porte-cochere, and back-of-house areas
  • Contains a total of 295,000 sf of new construction
  • Phase II of the casino expansion includes 50,000 square feet of gaming, restaurant, and back-of-house areas
  • The expansion ties into the original hotel podium, the existing casino, and the pre-manufactured metal building
  • The casino expansion, designed in structural steel, is designed such that a portion can easily be demolished to make room for a planned 300-foot tall hotel tower adjacent to the original parking garage
  • The new precast parking garage accommodates 1,400 cars on five levels
  • A portion of the garage was built over an existing drainage pond
  • A new main entry ramp serves as the main entrance to both parking structures entering at the second level
  • A bridge with a people-mover directs guests from the new garage, and after descending an escalator, places them directly into the casino
  • The expansion integrates the original Howard Johnson hotel building into the casino building
  • Required an infill building to seamlessly tie together the various existing buildings
  • The Howard Johnson building underwent extensive renovations requiring the transfer of 50 columns to create a Porte Cochere
  • The existing second floor and third floor indoor pool are removed
  • New facades are designed, including 60-foot freestanding columns and a new roof over the courtyard
  • This expansion established The Turning Stone Casino as the premier entertainment, meeting, and gaming destination within central New York
  • Highlights within this 1.3 million sf expansion include: an event center, a 5,100-seat arena, a 100-key golf resort suite hotel
  • Also includes a world-class spa and fitness center, a 20-story, 300-room hotel tower, a 25,000 sf Wintergarden, and a parking garage
  • Extensive renovations are made to the existing facilities as well
  • Awards:
    New York Construction Awards- Top Projects of 2004/2005
    New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, Hospitality 2005
    New York Construction Awards – Top Projects of 2003/2004
  • A 15-level, 1,430,000 sf, 4,244-car steel parking structure
  • Designed solely for the employees of Harrah’s Casino and The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
  • One of the largest steel garages in North America
  • The design’s primary lateral force-resisting system is comprised of slotted-web moment frames
  • Presented a unique design challenge with two, 175-foot long elevated pedestrian bridges
  • The bridges are designed to fit above the existing shared access road and below the Las Vegas Monorail’s elevated structure, to connect to the existing casino garages
  • A fast-track project
  • DeSimone has been involved in all three phases of the Atlantis project
  • Phase I involves a $125 million design and upgrade to the resort’s existing support structures
  • Phase II expansion adds a new 50,000 sf casino and a 24-story, 1200-room hotel
  • The hotel component is the tallest structure in the Caribbean
  • The expansion adds another three-million-gallon open-air aquarium to the resort grounds
  • Combined with Phase I, the outdoor aquarium habitat is the largest in the world
  • Phase III adds a new 600-key condo hotel, a timeshare resort Harbourside at Atlantis, and a 250,000 sf convention center featuring the largest ballroom in the Caribbean
  • The project also expands the water park and added an open-air 55,000 sf Marina Village
  • Awards:
    NASC – Gold Award 2000 (Atlantis II)
    CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 1999 (Atlantis Resort)
  • Located adjacent to the Jockey Club and squeezed between the Bellagio and MGM CityCenter site
  • A 6.5 million sf project on a limited seven-acre site
  • The limited site area forced a non-conventional vertically stacked solution
  • Parking for 3,000 cars was pushed below grade
  • Slurry walls are utilized, which facilitated the depth of excavation at 75 feet

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
  • Located in Las Vegas on a 66-acre downtown site
  • A 55-story mixed-use project containing 1.5 million sf
  • The project is the second phase of work occuring at the MGM CityCenter site
  • Creates a 1500-unit condominium hotel tower, retail areas, spa facilities, restaurants, back-of-house areas and parking
  • The expansion adds a new high-limits gaming area
  • Also improves and expands restaurant and bar facilities, new administrative offices, and additional parking capacity
  • The existing casino, hotel, and parking structures remained operational during construction
  • Includes new casino space, new bars and restaurants, administrative space, spa facilities, plus various support spaces
  • The parking addition provides 2,000 parking spaces on five levels
  • The project adds 128,000 sf to the gaming facility
  • Built in three phases
  • Phase 1, the 500,000 sf gaming project, a super-fast-tracked project, completed in just 12 months
  • Phase II, “Project Sunburst”, a 5 million sf expansion
  • Includes a 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel, meeting and function space including the northeast’s largest ballroom, retail shopping and 9 new restaurants.
  • Also includes a 10,000-seat arena, gaming space, a 300-seat cabaret, a world-class spa, a business center, an indoor pool and an outdoor terrace
  • Phase III, “Project Horizon”, the 1.4 million sf expansion, includes the Casino of the Wind, a House of Blues venue, administrative space, new retail and restaurant space, a Mandara Spa and an adult recreation lounge.
  • Also includes back-of-house area, a 5,300-car parking garage and a 43-story, 1,000 room gold englazed hotel tower
  • At each phase of this project, the Native American themed elements required specialty design
  • Awards:
    Building of America 2008 (Mohegan Sun, Casino of the Wind)
    New York Construction Awards – Top Project 2008 (Mohegan Sun Expansion)
    New York Construction Awards – Silver Award 2002 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
    New York Construction Awards – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
  • Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylavania
  • One of 13 new casinos planned for the Keystone State
  • Pahse I includes a 257,000 sf project containing casino and hotel components
  • A ten-story hotel of 204,000 sf is located adjecent to the casino
  • 47,000 sf of multi-purpose space, 204,000 sf of retail space, and over 1 million sf of garage parking border the hotel
  • The new casino builds upon the structural and architectural environment of the Bethlehem Steel Plant
  • Exposed structural theming elements are located at the building’s facades
  • A new addition expanding the existing ground floor of the Empire City Casino by approximately 30,000 sf
  • Includes a full basement providing additional back-of-house space contiguous to the existing building
  • The addition consists of 60,000 sf
  • The structure is designed as a connecting bridge between the casino and the parking garage
  • Also includes an iconic Porte Cochere structure

Awards

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Excelsior Award – Best in Public Architecture
  • Located at the Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, New York
  • The first Resorts World Casino in New York City
  • A 400,000 sf complex constructed in 2 phases
  • Contains a variety of electronic gaming venues, a food court, buffet dining, bars and lounges, multiple restaurants, an open air venue, an events center, and parking
  • Phase 1 includes the first level Times Square Casino, housing gaming, dining, trackside terraces, and the main entrance
  • Phase 2 includes the completion of the second level 5th Avenue Casino, additional restaurants, the third level events space, and the MTA connecting bridge
  • The project is fast-tracked, completed in one year
  • Project consists of a 300-key hotel tower and low-rise structure
  • Components include gaming space, retail, dining areas, convention and flexible meeting rooms, a spa, offices and administration areas, and back of house facilities
  • Exterior improvements include landscaping, pools, gardens, and a 70,000 square foot amphitheater
  • Located in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Consists of new construction and renovation to existing structure as a part of the casino’s intent to rebrand
  • Renovation required removal of the existing floor, resupport of new atrium edges and bracing of columns
  • The existing façade is renovated to align with the new brand
  • The façade includes the addition of signage and decorative elements as well as creating openings for windows and a new promenade
  • A new pier is constructed on the site of a previously demolished one that houses a restaurant, bar, and a surf shop
  • An approximately a 100,000sf casino expansion and renovation of the Isle of Capri property
  • Renovations are made to the interior lobby, hotel, and the exterior of the existing casino
  • Expansion work includes a new pool, spa, and porte cochere
  • A five-story, 300-room hotel
  • Hotel rooms are a modular concept and feature a plug-in concept with all the wires and plumbing ready to be connected at the chases
  • Roof has a pool and amenities for the hotel guests