Archive | December, 2010

North Country Casino | Casino Design in Oklahoma

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Objectives

Oklahoma’s North Country Casino asked I-5 to provide a comprehensive interior casino design. Their goal was to create a destination for potential guests traveling along a nearby major highway.

Design highlights

Taking cues from the natural beauty of the land surrounding the casino, I-5’s designers created an extensive casino design plan, which focused on visual impact while bringing outdoor elements inside. Within the gaming environment, color schemes and décor elements were employed which gave the casino’s interior the warmth and feeling of an endless summer. Key features included:

• Massive wooden beams and flanking columns with stone bases added to the craftsman style of the exterior,
providing visual interest from the nearby highway

• Themed decor structures for the players club, cashier and lounge areas were developed which built on the overall
concept and tied the entire gaming floor together into a cohesive theme

• Custom carpet and wall mural elements were designed to showcase elements of the tribe’s history and culture,
and to reinforce the overall design direction

Outcome

Client was pleased with I-5’s design, which brought in natural elements of the surrounding landscape.

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Red River Casino | Comanche Nation Casino Design in Oklahoma

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Objectives

Comanche Nation Casinos asked I-5 Design and Manufacture to create a vivacious new image for their Red River Casino property, including an exciting, high-end exterior entrance and a revitalized interior décor.

Design highlights

Working within the overall design themes of the Comanche Nation family of gaming facilities, the I-5 team came up with a distinctive, color-infused scheme for Red River that gave it a signature personality. The iconic motif of life-size bronze horses provided focal décor points both inside and at the exterior entrance. Casino design elements included:

• A stunning color palette of reds, purples, oranges and yellows

• New exterior facade design at multiple entrances, incorporating the Comanche Red River Casino logo; internally
illuminated three-dimensional signage; massive stone pillars and side walls; and dramatic lighting accents
programmed with animated effects

• Illuminated monument signs at key locations

• A new, 90-foot-tall main highway sign, with double-sided electronic messaging and video capacity

• Inside, rippling overhead metal-beaded curtains in purple, red and orange subtly direct traffic flow and showcase
the bronze horse sculpture

• Extensive use of proprietary I-5 sculpted wall panels in custom pattern designed for Comanche casinos

• Perimeter columns featuring stone bases, mica lighting fixtures and hammered copper accents

• Custom overhead valances throughout the gaming area, incorporating deep-hued metal and color-changing,
concealed LED lighting

• Custom diamond-shaped mica chandeliers

Outcome

Comanche Nation Casino management was both impressed and thrilled by I-5’s ability to create a spectacularly elegant identity for Red River Casino, while incorporating decor accents that identified the property as part of the Comanche Nation Casino family.

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Tops Mart | Retail Design

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3D Interior retail design – Chapel Hill, NC

This convenience store in North Carolina wanted their interior design to showcase the famous lighthouses in their geographic area. I-5 created themed interior decor which included full height wall murals of three famous lighthouses, valances with a printed beach scene, a hanging wood grid for the self service area, logo design, department lettering, etc. I-5 also assisted with the material and color selections for the entire store design, including flooring layouts, counters and countertops, wall colors and case selections. The store now has the look of an ocean side shop while still giving their customers the speed of the convenience store that Tops Mart is.

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Mitsequah Café | Restaurant Design

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Objectives

As part of conceptual restaurant design and planning for a dining venue within a client’s casino property, I-5’s designers created an interior space plan and décor scheme.

Design highlights

Celebrating iconic Native American heritage and imagery, I-5’s themed interior incorporated rich visual cues using natural materials, traditional color palettes, and artifact-like elements. Décor features included:

• High-impact, two-sided panels made of rawhide laced to wooden poles with leather ties, anchored by stone bases

• Wall murals highlighting revered figures in Native American history and familiar Northwest landscapes

• Wall panels featuring Native-design woven blankets

Outcome

I-5’s design for Mistequah Café blended vibrant tribal imagery with optimal space planning to create an appealing themed venue plan which was well received by the client.

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Veldman’s Car Wash | Retail Design

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Veldman’s Car Wash needed an exciting new exterior and interior look for their location that would also create a well-branded image for future expansion. The owners wanted a retail design plan that created a warm, inviting environment that also portrayed a slightly upscale appearance. The exterior image was transformed by adding an architectural stone base, built out entry pillars with integrated sconces, accented window awnings, new valance structure with silver trim accents, silver metallic arched cap over entry, and new oval shaped internally illuminated custom sign. The open interior offered bright wall murals to accent each area, and incorporated curved overhead elements to tie into the exterior façade changes.

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Eagles Landing Hotel | Exterior Signage

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Building off of the client’s need for exterior signage that tied into the overall branding of the property, I-5 incorporated their “eagle” logo element into the design plan. Rustic stone pillars, artisan crafted metal elements, and a natural color palette complimented the existing architectural features of the hotel and further enforced the natural Northwest feel.

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Lakewood Square | Starbucks Coffee | Retail Design

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Our in-house retail design and production team works together to provide “well thought out” projects that minimize installation time and problems. We make the signs and facades at our shop. Our install crew then brings the signs to the specific location and installs them.

This project included exterior signage design, channel letters, facade upgrade, and an entryway peak.

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Bank of America | Bank Design

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Objectives

A region-wide, time-sensitive bank design and signage changeover was needed for new Bank of America locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Design and finished product highlights

Utilizing Bank of America’s brand-specific graphics, I-5 created and implemented signage that offered optimum day and nighttime visibility and impact. The signage plan included:

• ATM-specific signage

• Canopy signage

• Pylon signs

• Monument signs

• A variety of complementary exterior signage executions

Production and implementation

I-5’s one-source advantage of providing design, manufacturing and implementation helped streamline the installation process, and accomplished a complete signage changeover at multiple locations within Bank of America’s short timeline.

Outcome

The client was highly satisfied with I-5’s ability to provide a comprehensive signage transformation across multiple locations in such a limited amount of time.

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