Entry number: B08015
Project Name: East Side Cannery Casino & Hotel
Building Type: Casino
Completion Date: August 22 2008
Architect: Klai Juba Architects
Building Location: 5255 S. Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: JW Zunio & Associates
General Contractor: M.J. Dean Construction, INC.
Structural Engineer: Lochsa Engineering
Civil Engineer: Lochsa Engineering
Interior Designer: Yates Silverman
Photographer: Christopher Pettit
Others on the team: The Ruzika Company
Statement of Design Approach:
With the design of the Eastside Cannery, the intent was to create a full service 'locals' resort that provided a wide array of amenities with the classic industrial decor for which the line of properties has been known but with a distinct modern edge with a focus towards convenient planning and cost effective material selection and construction.
The latest addition to the line of Cannery Casino Resorts is the Eastside Cannery located on Boulder Highway on the east end of the Las Vegas Valley. The Boulder Highway Strip is an area of town that has long served the working class neighborhoods of the east valley with casino, hotel, dining and entertainment amenities and has not seen significant new construction for more than ten years. The goal of the new property was to provide a full compliment of amenities with a fresh modern look while maintaining the industrial aesthetic that has become the trademark look of the Cannery Resorts.
Keeping with the popular industrial look incisive of the Cannery product, the new Eastside Cannery gets its inspiration from early to mid-century industrial architecture. Most evident is the bronze glass and metal guestroom tower with heavy structural steel accents and sawtooth roofline. The lowrise portion of the building also uses this palate through the use of brick and steel and most dramatically, the open web steel trusses at the porte cochere. As was the goal throughout the project, along with its references to earlier design periods, great effort was taken to integrate modern touches within the comprehensive design. This is most dramatically seen at night with the programmable color changing LED lighting system integrated with the tower facade.
One would be remiss if when discussing the success of a project they did not speak to the schedule and budget, two things, along with aesthetics, which are enormously vital within the world of large scale, full service resort/casino design. Contrasted with regional projects which are ripe with delays and regularly exceed the billion-dollar mark, the Eastside Cannery opened exactly as planned in late summer of 2008 for the price budgeted, which was well below $300 Million. These challenges of cost and success in delivery are a testament to vigilant work between the design team, ownership and the general contractor.
The execution of Cannery Resorts takes pride in their ability to construct facilities quickly and efficiently. Although some may say that hallmarks of sustainable design lie in the realm of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines, the new Eastside Cannery is less about what to build than it is how to build it. Naturally, the tower glazing is made up of Low-E glass and the fixtures are all low flow fixtures with many locations having energy and water saving automated operation controls. What's more, many of the decisions on bulk construction and finish materials were based on ease of procurement and installation through local suppliers.
At the core of Cannery projects has always been the desire to construct and operate efficient facilities in order to maximize the performance of the building materials, the building's systems and the project's bottom line. The use of high quality, healthy building materials throughout the project is also part of the company's legendary commitment to their employees.