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Diamond Jo Dubuque

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400 East 3rd Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Completed: 2008
Contractors: Civil Engineer: Yaggy Colby & Associates
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Conlon Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Barker Drottar Associates
Architectural Elements: 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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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.
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2007) Entry No. UB07027, Submission.
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