Archive | December, 2012

Casino Pauma | Beverage Station | Before and After | Casino Renovation

Each area inside the Casino Pauma was designed, manufactured and implemented by I-5 Design, to create a unified theme through out the venue. The Beverage Station is located in the More Slots room, and while being a minor area within the venue, we created an impressive design to draw attention to this area and make it easy for customers to locate. With specialty EtchedMetal, finished in high gloss golden hues, and architectural columns flanking either side, the Beverage Station adds interest and completes the look of the entire room.

Check back for more before and after photos of our latest project!

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Hiatt Pontiac GMC | Exterior Sign Re-Branding


Hiatt Pontiac GMC’s building did little to draw customers. Their entrance was practically hidden and their red exterior sign blended into the brown building. I-5 designed a new color scheme as well as an entrance structure which allowed their signage to be installed higher for much better impact from the street. The entrance structure was installed as a single component minimizing the amount of time that the facility needed to be closed. It was completed in one day. I-5 also designed the Hiatt Pontiac GMC truck center as a prototype for their new look. A 3D model was constructed to see the design from all viewpoints.

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Harv’s Carwash | Exterior Conceptual Design


Harv’s Car Wash franchise needed an exciting new exterior and interior remodel for their facilities. The owner wanted an eye-catching, fun and exciting theme with a slightly different twist. He also wanted to create a brand identity which incorporated some element of the Harv’s name. For the car wash’s exterior design we implemented a new monogram logo in their signage and design, bright colors in bold patterns painted on the building, aluminum cornice moldings, brightly colored banners, etc. For the interior car wash remodel we applied a custom ceiling fixture with the new monogram logo, new custom department signage, “bubble” wall paper in the customer service area, and orange/rust toned wall colors to tie it all together.

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Gold River Casino | Interior Casino Design

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Project Objectives

Gold River Casino brought in I-5 Design and Manufacture to create a new conceptual casino design that would update the overall visual impression of their property, and transform the entire location into a local destination.

Design and finished product highlights

I-5’s design team incorporated important elements from the Delaware Tribe’s culture to create a theme that would be established on the gaming floor, then flow throughout the rest of the casino. Using architectural stone, wood columns and specialty-patterned metals, the areas designated for the cashier, players club and restaurant were clearly identified and differentiated. Special features included:

• Custom wall murals, which add dimension and interest to the space while incorporating the new color palette

• Custom-designed carpet, which ties together décor elements and adds color and boldness underfoot

• Specialty lighting sconces and chandeliers, prominently featuring the tribe’s logo and patterns

• In the restaurant area, an outdated ’50s style café was turned into an appealing, contemporary casual dining

Additionally, Gold River’s new Lenape Lounge was created from the ground up within an existing unused storage space, adding an additional venue for the casino and an opportunity to attract new customers. Décor elements here included:

 • A sizable overhead wood beam structure

• Specialty patterned metal finishes featuring I-5’s exclusive EtchedMetal process

• Integrated mica chandeliers

• A raised stage area for live entertainment

Production and implementation

After key décor elements were produced at I-5’s own manufacturing facility, Gold River’s entire upgrade was implemented by the I-5 installation team—including carpet removal and installation—within 2 weeks, while the casino remained open.


This complete remodel perfectly brought to life the intent of the design, thanks to the continuity of I-5’s in-house design, fabrication, and installation teams and capabilities. Each distinct area within the casino is beautifully executed and integrated into the overall design, including strategic gaming device placement for optimum traffic and flow, and the inviting feel of the new Lenape Lounge.

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Emily’s Bistro | Restaurant Design



I-5 Design and Manufacture was asked to develop a conceptual restaurant design plan for a proposed dining venue that would offer more than just a typical restaurant experience—including multiple space-use options.

Design highlights

Designing from the ground up, I-5 brought together materials and layout ideas that would provide customers a variety of dining and seating options, while conveying a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. Distinct areas included:

• A cozy living-room type setting at one end of the venue, featuring a stone fireplace and comfortable seating

• Informal table and counter seating

• A more private raised seating area

• A tele-conference center for group meetings and gatherings

• Casual outdoor seating with overhead trellis

Décor elements featured:

• Custom entrance design and signage with arched roof and flanking brick-based columns

• Interior stone and mixed wood accents

• Pendant and directional lighting

• Wall mural artwork


The client was pleased with I-5’s innovative design plan, which created a handsome, contemporary and welcoming dining venue while also offering a variety of usage possibilities for customers.

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Casino Pauma | More Slots | Before and After | Casino Renovation

Another area at Casino Pauma has been completed – check out the complete casino renovation of the More Slots gaming area. We created a warmer, more intimate gaming feel by adding wood veneer ceiling beams with custom chandeliers throughout the gaming floor.

While never closing the casino’s doors, I-5 has been working at Casino Pauma to transform this casino venue into a one-of-a-kind destination in the Pauma Valley area. Check back for more updates on this project and more finished photos of the completed areas.

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Casino Pauma | Cashier | Before, Design, Finished Project | Casino Renovation

From Concept to Completion, I-5 is completely renovating Casino Pauma. Looking at the before and after photos you would not know it was the same venue. With minimal structural changes we added architectural columns and decor elements that brought the main gaming floor as well as the separate venues within the casino to life. With the I-5 manufacture and implementation teams, complete design intent was carried through the entire project.

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Casino Pauma | Players Club | Before and After | Casino Renovation

The newly renovated players club at Casino Pauma looks amazing!  From the new illuminated ceiling valance, specialty wall treatments and architectural elements this new area invites customers to sign up and receive their points while they play.

Every area of this casino design is unique while still carrying out the overall design theme. Starting with an idea, I-5 has taken this project to from the conceptual designs to the implementation. The new renovations at Casino Pauma are almost finished and ready for the grand opening at the end of December 2012!

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