As part of the City Center redevelopment, 40,000 square feet of the old Sibley’s warehouse space on South Salina Street was designed and re-imagined into the new home of Redhouse Arts Center. The revitalized space claims three adaptable theaters with flexible seating arrangements, several rehearsal spaces, ensemble and individual dressing rooms, in-house laundry and costume storage, and a lobby equipped for small performances with a full-service box office and concession stand. The building also has an attached parking garage. With respect for the past, the Center showcases some wall tile from the original Sibley’s building and salvaged windows were re-purposes as walls in the administrative wing.
Under an aggressive nine month schedule, Oneida Indian Nation’s newest gaming facility opened in Bridgeport, NY. Named for the many surrounding area rivers and lakes, the 68,000 square foot Point Place Casino is clad with a rustic exterior insulation and finish system with cedar accents. Inside there is a bevy of natural wood finishes with a variety of reclaimed wood, sheets of cork and bark, and even reclaimed tin barn siding. The Casino has several bars and fast-casual dining options with unique features like custom canoe lighting fixtures and an indoor copper-plated wood burning fire pit.
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Holmes, King, & Kallquist
The Hotel Syracuse, now officially the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, was truly a labor of love. Parts of the historic 92-year-old building were restored to their original splendor including the renowned skyscape ceiling in the Grand Ballroom and the Persian Terrace ballroom. Working from old photographs, artisans were brought in to ensure these common areas would appear as they did in 1924 when the hotel first opened. Over 250 guest suites were also refreshed and modernized during the $70 million 413,000 square foot renovation.
Collaboration between Design Development
and 1650 Design
The Turning Stone Food Hall brings together the culture and cuisine of New York. It’s a fast, casual dining experience with a wide variety of food offerings from six different restaurants. Located in the heart of the Turning Stone Resort Casino, this 7,500 square foot renovation was constructed in only seven weeks and brought to life six different food options including Bun Heaven, Sam’s Delicatessen, Hong Kong Kitchen, The Funky Chicken, Wicked Good Pizza, and Bad Burro Taco Shop.
Zausmer, Frisch, Scruton & Aggarwal
The Hayner Hoyt Corporation embarked on a very complicated multiphase renovation of the fully operational gaming floor of the Turning Stone Casino Resort. The project included creating Casino Blu, a new smoker friendly casino within the footprint of the existing casino with state-of-the-art ventilation and filtration systems. In addition, the entire gaming floor was renovated to provide an entirely new refreshed look from top to bottom. The 100,000 square foot project was completed ahead of schedule.
Ramsgard Architectural Design
Exit 33 is a $35 million, 75,000 square foot multi-venue entertainment complex featuring a country music dance hall, rock and roll club, cocktail piano bar, and sushi lounge. Turning Stone opened the new complex as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. The project timeline was extremely aggressive and each venue presented unique building challenges. Because of the accelerated timeline, the design of Exit 33 ran concurrently with construction. The designer, contractors, and the ownership team worked seamlessly to complete the project in only eight months.
Holmes, King, Kallquist & Associates, Architects
The Colgate Inn was originally built in 1925. Since ownership of the inn was transferred to Colgate University in 1973, the inn has undergone several rounds of renovations with special care being taken to maintain the original character of the building while making updates for modern convenience. During the most recent round of renovations, we expanded and redesigned the dining rooms, tavern, patio dining, banquet rooms, and kitchen spaces. Additions included a new service loading dock, service elevator, and mechanical space. Forty guest rooms were also updated, including the creation of six new suites complete with luxurious bathrooms with several featuring balconies accessed through French doors.
King + King Architects
Club 44, located inside the famous Syracuse University Carrier Dome, is a 3,000 square foot exclusive Manhattan-style lounge located on the concourse level. With complex logistics and a compressed timeline we built out the space in two phases. The first phase was constructed in a tight 7-week timeframe just in time for the start of the Big East conference games. After several big games, we came back and built out the second half in another 4 weeks.
Blue Water Grill
Hilton Garden Inn
Oneida Indian Nation
Redhouse Arts Center
Taughannock Farms Inn
Turning Stone Resort Casino