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May 30, 2017
The Ilani Resort and Casino opened in April along Interstate 5, near Ridgefield.
The $510 million, 368,000-square-foot project was designed to reflect Northwest culture and honor the heritage of the Cowlitz Tribe. The building uses stone, wood and glass materials. Lighting fixtures include chandeliers made of curved art glass that overlaps likes waves. Pendant light fixtures in the lounge are designed to resemble slices of tree trunks.
Windows along the south entrance offer sweeping views.
The 100,000-square-foot gaming space includes 2,500 slot machines and 75 gaming tables. There are 15 restaurants, including a 300-seat Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, as well as bars, shops, a 2,500-seat performance venue and parking for 3,000 vehicles.
Work also involved constructing a new I-5 overpass that required coordination with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The tribe plans to build a 400-room hotel and parking garage in the next phase.
Owner: Cowlitz Indian Tribe, with Salishan-Mohegan LLC
General contractor: Swinerton Builders
Architect: Friedmutter Group
Engineering firms: Kittelson & Associates, BergerABAM, Olson Engineering, Keating Engineering
Lighting design, custom fixtures: Fanto Group, Royal Contract Lighting
Exterior: Performance Contracting
Other team members: Arrow Roofing & Sheet Metal, Barclay Dean Architectural Products, Bassett Construction, Culver Glass Co., Dillon Works, Floor Factors, Goodfellow Bros., Harder Mechanical Contractors, Interior Woodworking Specialists, Keystone Masonry, KHS&S Contractors, Mill Plain Electric, On Electric Group, Parametrix, Performance Systems, Professional Roof Consultants, Sak & Associates, Schonert & Associates, Smith & Greene Co., Snyder Roofing of Oregon, Streimer Sheet Metal Works
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