Ian and Terri Dreyer (as Design Director Principals at Perez APC) designed Firekeeper’s Casino from design concept through the Design Development phase of this structure.
Through an analysis of the history of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band, its history, culture and movement and the rigorous programmatic needs of a casino, the project reflects not only the owners cultural integrity but also the needs of the entertainment economy.
The resulting 240,000 SF facility houses an addition to the multiple gaming venues, six eating establishments, an entertainment venue, sports bar, administration and services areas, and structured parking. The facility was further mindful of future development and incorporated an exterior façade and structural module, and site plan that incorporated the vision of the future expansion of the gaming facility as well as the future hotel without significant impact to the facility’s current operations.
The intricate details of the project’s coordination with various venues, facilities, restaurants, and public areas was precisely planned and detailed, allowing for an expansion in 2012 to be easily achieved.
Project delivery was Design-Build spanning 2.5 years from design concept to occupancy.