Lighting’s role in the development of this 90,000 square foot casino and its associated hospitality venues was to support the architectural image from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The casino interiors feature rich pleated fabrics, opulent woodwork and ornate chandeliers, all reminiscent of the period. Rigorous illumination requirements set by the Missouri Gaming Commission were met throughout the gaming floor in creative, unobtrusive manners.
Dining experiences include: an elegant 1904 World’s Fair themed steakhouse appointed in traditional woods and sumptuous fabrics; a 300-seat multicultural buffet featuring sleeker finishes and atmosphere; a retro-1950’s diner enveloped in artifacts and trappings of the period; and an early 20th Century Midwest beerhouse with a communal, high-energy character. Lighting for this collection of widely varied design aesthetics focused on the celebration of each environment’s thematic experience, while using the consistent techniques of material revelation and mood-setting as a means for creating a memorable guest visit.