Chumash Casino and Hotel

Santa Ynez, California

Owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, this new casino sitting on four and a half acres, has 2,000 slot machines, table games, a bingo hall, a variety of restaurants, two parking garages, and a 105-room hotel. The initial views are of waterfalls on each side of the escalators and a sunburst chandelier at the top to create a powerful image. Warm colors and natural materials like stone and wood were used throughout.

Size: 190,000 Square Feet
Cost: $70 Million
Completion: 2004
Client: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Responsibilities: Prime Architect, Engineering, Interior Design