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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Diamond Jo Dubuque

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        


Entry number: UB07027
Project Name: Diamond Jo Dubuque
Location: 400 E. 3rd St.,   Dubuque, IA
Building Type: Casino
Completion Date: Spring 2008
Architect:  YWS Architects

Sustainability Description

Design Team:
Architect: YWS Architects
Civil Engineer: Yaggy Colby & Associates
Landscape Architect: Yaggy Colby & Associates
Interior Designer: Studio Forma
Photographer: Opulence Studios
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Conlon Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Barker Drottar Associates


Narrative/Project Description:

Provide a structure that incorporates the client program while applying regional architecture details and forms.

The client’s desire was to create a customer friendly environment that would compliment the nearby architecture in massing and detailing. The facility includes 3 restaurants, meeting spaces with outdoor balconies overlooking the Mississippi River, bowling lanes including a private party room with 4 lanes, an entertainment venture with a capacity of 480 people plus standing room, and a sports bar. The facility is being developed in conjunction with a 4 level parking structure on an adjoining parcel that is a joint venture between the casino developer and the City of Dubuque.

Sustainability Description:

The project design includes many design elements that are considered effective in minimizing energy usage. The project contains many materials that are obtained locally. The limestone that is used on the facade is quarried locally and the exterior brick is manufactured in a local brick plant. Large roof overhangs occur where there are windows to shade the glass surface and the use of this reflected natural light in the restaurants and meeting spaces will minimize the use of artificial lighting. The mechanical system is designed to minimize energy use by incorporating the use of heat exchangers in the air handling units and the incorporation of a central plant.


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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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