Ute Mountain Casino Exterior Remodel

Ute Mountain Casino worked with I-5 Design to dramatically upgrade the visual presentation for the exterior of their property, with updated architectural elements and specialty décor and lighting systems designed to maximize the impact and draw of the location. 



Location: Towaoc, Colorado
Duration: 14 Weeks
Project: Exterior Facade Upgrade
Services: Comprehensive Design Build

Our Approach


The new casino design theme combined contemporary architecture, dynamic LED lighting systems, and specialty décor structures. Traditional Tribal patterns and design motifs were incorporated into the overall design in order to deliver a unique and distinctive look for the property.


The programmable color changing LED lighting system integrated into the decorative structures and updated architecture around the perimeter of the building allowed for the entire exterior presentation to be changed as desired by casino marketing staff, which added to the impact of the exterior presentation.


Build & Install

The majority of the new architectural features and custom décor elements were fabricated and pre-assembled offsite allowing for a rapid onsite construction and installation phase. While the project was underway, customer access to the casino was maintained and revenues continued to be generated throughout the project. By constructing large elements of the project offsite, weather related delays were minimized and the entire project was compelte in 14 weeks. 


I-5’s temperature controlled production facility allowed each custom element to be pre-assembled prior to the start of the work onsite, including integration and pre-wiring of the LED lighting systems. This ensured the onsite work was completed in a highly efficient manner, with a greatly reduced amount of onsite construction needed. This unique process created a highly efficient “performance” for casino guests and staff during the project. 

Finished Project

The successful remodel of the exterior of the Ute Mountain Casino created an excellent upgrade for the property and provided upgraded curb appeal for customers traveling along US Highway 491. Ute Mountain is now an attractive rest stop along this route and is popular with both travelers and the locals demographic.  

The renovation project created excellent results for the casino and the Tribe is very happy with the finished results.


During the onsite construction, our installation team was able to perform a variety of upgrades which also helped with the long-term quality and durability of the existing building finishes.


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