Archive | October, 2012

Choctaw Casino, Stigler | Exterior Design

The Choctaw Casino in Stigler Oklahoma wanted a new exterior look that would invite customers into their casino. With no structural changes to the existing building, I-5 deigned a new sign that added dimensional and color to the existing building. With concealed lighting in the peaked overhang we illuminated the existing architectural elements and gave the Choctaw Casino a warm and inviting exterior.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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Peninsula Credit Union | Pacific Northwest Bank Design

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Objectives

Updated signage design, manufacturing and implementation were requested for all branch locations of Peninsula Credit Union throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Design and finished product highlights

To bring a fresh, contemporary character to Peninsula Credit Union’s signage update, I-5 created a new, standardized signage system that gave extra support to their branding. Highlights included:

• Dimensional lettering and special freestanding graphic treatment of Peninsula’s signature fern branch image

• Both building- and pylon-mounted signage options

Production and implementation

I-5 provided design, manufacturing and implementation of all signage for each branch location, ensuring streamlined installation schedules and continuity of the bank design.

Outcome

Peninsula Credit Union’s distinctive logo and visual identity are well recognized throughout its market area, thanks to signage that showcases the financial company’s graphic brand.

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Stellar Coffee | Pacific Northwest Retail Design

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Objectives

Concept planning and franchise design was requested for Stellar Coffee, including retail location interior layout and décor.

Design highlights

A modern and engaging retail design scheme was created for both exterior signage and interior spaces. Throughout, contemporary materials, colors and forms were prominently featured, and seating areas were defined by a flowing layout. Design highlights included:

• Graphic exterior signage with contemporary dimensional letters and a signature logo design

• A distinctive counter area, showcasing a slate counter face and curving, overhead gridded band with wood beams
and black steel rods

• Dimensional letters affixed to the curving overhead band

• A combination of custom deep purple carpet and stained concrete flooring

• Wrought iron railing to define a more intimate seating area

Outcome

I-5’s thoughtful and well-planned design captured the easy-flowing ambience the client was hoping for, in a modern, stylish design.

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St. Kitts Experience | Restaurant Design

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Objectives

I-5 Design and Manufacture was asked to design a comprehensive décor environment for this lively themed restaurant, located in one of the Caribbean’s favorite vacation destinations.

Design and finished product highlights

Developing a restaurant design theme around pirate ships and sea brigandry, I-5 was able to create an entertaining escape for guests in both the restaurant and lounge area. Major elements of the entertainment-focused environment included:

• 3-dimensional themed settings depicting engaging scenes

• Realistic, life-sized costumed figures

• Life-like plants, themed décor and landscaping

• Faux rocks and stone walls

• Artistic murals emulating natural skies and far sea horizons

• An overall sense of escape, fantasy and fun

Production and implementation

Except for the figures, décor elements were manufactured and implemented by I-5 Design, tying the unique interior theme together and making for a streamlined, efficient installation.

Outcome

Guests are treated to a rollicking, lighthearted experience that takes dining from ordinary to extraordinary. I-5’s “concept to completion” advantage meant a smooth project execution and expedited schedule, from start to finish.

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Royal Casino Lounge Design

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Themed bar and lounge concept design – New York

As part of the complete lounge design at Royal Casino, the lounge was designed to represent a fantasy underwater world. Rich colors and textures, flowing décor elements, custom lighting fixtures, and an integrated flooring design created this warm and exciting environment.

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Avenue Espresso | Retail Design in Lacey Washington

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3D Retail storefront design – Lacey, WA

I-5 designed a façade upgrade for the multiple locations of this coffee kiosk/espresso stand enterprise to update their image and give them the look of a new building without building a brand new espresso stand. By adding aluminum columns with rock bases, canopies, window trims, menu boards, detailed color specifications for re-painting, and channel letter signs I-5 was able to completely transform each location.

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Crystal Palace Casino Design | Nassau, Bahamas

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Objectives

The overall architecture of the Crystal Palace Casino lacked character, while the casino design plan had little visual interest. I-5 Design was asked to create an entirely new theme for the overall environment and specifically to bring renewed excitement to the gaming floor.

Design highlights

I-5’s design team embraced the client’s vision of transforming the casino into an underwater fantasy world, bringing to life the aquatic colors of the islands. Design elements and palettes quickly took on the essence of Neptune’s paradise, with undersea imagery as inspiration. A number of significant elements set the new tone, including:

• Oval signage above the entrance of each area, designed to capture the swirling “wave” theme while setting each
area apart. Instead of the typical internal illumination, animated chaser lights were added to border the signs and
draw attention to specific casino venues.

• Inspired by ocean currents, custom pillars cast a warm light through the specialty blue/green sculpted art panels,
onto aged brass trim above and below. A custom coral panel was installed in front of an illuminated band,
emulating deep red and gold coral. To finish the columns, a deeply textured, aquatic-inspired wall covering with a
deep red, gold and sea-green pattern was wrapped around each pillar underneath the coral band.

• A glass railing was added for additional privacy between floors. The etched, frosted vinyl overlay, which matched
the coral design on the pillars, was applied to one side of a translucent glass panel, allowing light to pass through.
This created an easy flow between casino floors while still keeping them separate.

• Flowing metal ceiling curtains added overhead depth and interest

• Seashell inspired chandeliers continued the theme

Outcome

Client was impressed and pleased with the depth of thought and planning that went into I-5’s underwater casino design theme. From concept to complete design drawings, the casino design infused life and character and brought back excitement and entertainment to the venue.

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Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino | Bar & Lounge, Interior Designs

Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort contracted with I-5 to re-design the Mesa Bar & Lounge at their facility. The color palette of sky blue, and sand tones, together with stone and wood architectural elements brought together the Southwestern inspired theme and contemporary sports bar style, creating a fitting space within the venue. Waving metal curtains flow throughout the space and highlight the custom designed chandeliers and traditional Mexican designed, punched copper pendants. This unique design makes the Mesa Bar & Lounge a destination within the facility and creates an intimate space for patrons for relax and take a break from the gaming floor.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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