DAKOTA SIOUX CASINO
Location: Watertown, South Dakota
Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: English & Smart Architects
Description The following works were completed in multiple stages between 2005 and 2008. All were designed and manufactured by Innovative Fabricators, in coordination with the contractor and architect named above.
|Hotel Lobby Chandelier
Every component of this seven foot fixture was custom designed and engineered by Innovative Fabricators for Dakota Sioux Casino. The artwork in the outside band was designed to reflect the seven different sects of the Sisseton Whapeton Oyate Tribe, and depict Native American heritage.
Other notable features include bison hide leather used throughout, laser cut artwork in perimeter and top level, and large tipi gracing the center. The chandelier is finished with penny vein powder coat.
|Hotel Lobby Pillar Sconces
A pillar for each of the seven tribal sects stands around the chandelier in the lobby. Each pillar features laser cut scones by Innovative Fabricators, where were cut from 1/4″ steel and stand approximately 8 feet tall. They are back lit with color changing lights for added effect.
|Gaming Area Scenes
Scenes were designed to match the artwork of the outside band of the hotel lobby chandelier, thus continuing the theme of the seven sects of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.
Each section measures 35 feet by 6 feet, making the circumference of this piece nearly 250 feet. All components were cut from aluminum and finished in a black wrinkle powder coat.
Blue back lights create an intimate glow and bring the artwork to life. The entire structure is trimmed with wood and stands 14 feet above the floor.
Innovative Fabricators produced 16 different signs in highlighting areas such as the gift shop, buffet, restrooms, etc. Sign letters were cut from 1/4″ aluminum and finished in copper vein powder coat.
|Fountain & Trough Covers
Designed to cover an existing copper fountain and trough. Each of the two fountain covers features the same laser cut artwork found in the chandelier and gamin area scenes. Each trough was covered by wood, with a laser cut bison inlay.
The vertically placed panels are backlit with parchment inlays behind the artwork, allowing soft light to emerge from the sconces.