We were honored to work with Marnell Architecture, a firm from Las Vegas, on the Osage Casino Hotel and Casino. With a resume that includes the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and the Wynn in Las Vegas, as well as Harrah’s in Atlantic City, we knew we were working with the best of the best. And, when you work with the best of the best, you can expect a facility that outshines expectations.
The Osage Casino and Hotel project, like so many in 2018, began with one scope and morphed into something completely different. With a contract value of $120 million, bids came rolling in and we found ourselves $10 million under budget. The Owner took the surplus and ran with it, adding an event center, a pool and pool building a parking garage, and an expanded site package to the scope.
The casino features 1,500 gaming machines. A Sports Bar and Grill includes a terrace that looks over the new 108,000 gallon pool and pool building. Also included is a Pizza Bar, three ballroom spaces, a café, an event center with seating for 1800, a new, four story parking garage with a capacity of 1040, and expanded parking lots to accommodate 1941 vehicles. Crossland delivered the original project scope, and the add-ons, according to the terms of the original schedule.
The Osage Casino and Hotel parking deck had a footprint of approximately 95,000 square feet, and total square footage of 380,000. It included a small connector that allowed guests to park and enter the casino directly, and included (2) elevators. The structure was precast panels with topping slabs on the parking decks. The exterior precast had a color mixed into the concrete to give it’s appearance.
This project was honored as a winner of the 2018 Excellence in Construction Award through the Associated Builders and Contractors organization.