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  Spirit Lake Phase 4 Restaurant & RenovationSpirit Lake Phase 4 Restaurant & Renovation

Architect, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer & Cost Estimator

EAPC Architects Engineers
112 N. Roberts Street, #300, Fargo, ND 58102

General Description

Location: St. Michael, North Dakota
Date Bid: Sep 2013 Construction Period: Oct 2013 to Oct 2014
Total Square Feet: 26,630 Site: 15 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes:
New construction, restaurant, 7,355; Renovation: garage, 3,000; first floor, 12,112; second floor, 2,388; third floor, 9,742; fourth floor, 2,388; total, 26,630 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 11’; second floor, 9’ 10”; third floor, 9’ 10”; fourth floor, 9’ 10” total, 43’ 10”.
Basic Construction Type: II-A/Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Curtain wall, metal wall panels. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete, composite deck. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

General Contractor: ICS, Inc. - 2500 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Electrical Contractor: Bergstrom Electric - 1100 2nd Ave. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Flooring Contractor: LaMotte's Paint & Glass - 301 4th St. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Window Contractor: The Glass Shop - 319 College Dr. S., Devils Lake, ND 58301
HVAC Contractor: C.L. Linfoot - 4805 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58208
Plumbing Contractor: Lunseth Plumbing & Heating - 1710 N. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58203
Ceiling Contractor: Flament Ulman - 2301 16th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560

The gaming industry is about the glitz, glamour and attractions; always competing for clientele. What is your facility doing to keep patrons coming back? Or better yet, what is your facility doing to attract new patrons? The Spirit Lake Casino and Resort (SLCR) has experience tremendous growth since opening its doors in the late 1990's. A business cannot grow to its full potential if it doesn't anticipate a vision for the future.

SLCR has been steadily upgrading its facility over the years to provide over 200,000 square feet of accommodations to its patrons and doesn't appear to be slowing down. With the completion of the latest project, a new 7,355 square foot restaurant and 20-hotel room renovation, SLCR has significantly upgraded its fine dining and hotel accommodations. The addition portion of the project involves office suite and support spaces for the facility's food and beverage department and a new restaurant that overlooks the breath-taking view of the renowned Devils Lake. Rightfully called "the View", the new fine dining restaurant offers two-level seating; a quiet, intimate lower level and an upper level that can accommodate any group size.

The project's design takes its inspiration from the lake. It can be seen in details from the floor "wave-like" grout joints to the ceiling's metallic, floating light fixtures crafted by Fire Farm. Much emphasis is put into lighting design and details. The cadence from the overhead, hypnotic I-light LED fixtures simulate the northern lights (aurora borealis) providing a relaxing dining ambience.

To preserve the majestic lake view, the architect incorporated SageGlass glazing technology into the restaurant's 2-story curtain wall system manufactured by CMI Architectural. The self-tinting glass offers unobstructed, panoramic view of the lake while eliminating harsh glare from the sun and reflection off the lake. This project was designed with heavy emphasis on reducing energy consumption while maintaining a high degree of comfort. SageGlass contributed to the overall building efficiency and optimizing energy performance by stopping solar heat gain, lighting reduction and light pollution.

A unique feature of the restaurant is the modern faux fireplace by Technifex. This system utilizes high-pressure steam and multi-colored LED to simulate a realistic flame nearly two feet high. One can physically touch the flame without sustaining injury. This state-of-the-art technology allowed the architect to create the ambience of a traditional fireplace without the complications to expel unwanted heat and smoke. It is the first of its kind to be used within the State of North Dakota. The dining space offers multiple event planning flexibility from a public restaurant to a private rental facility. The View Restaurant reopened its doors in the fall of 2014.

This is the third of four phases designed by EAPC Architects Engineers, a full-service architecture and engineering firm. The current and final phase is in the design stage with construction to begin in fall of 2015.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Dri-Design
Roofing: Gen-Flex
Windows: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Curtain Wall: CMI Architectural, Sage Glass
Entrances & Storefronts: CMI Architectural
Interior: Cambria Quartz, Armstrong, Krinklglas, Hunter Douglas, CR Laurence Co., Accurate
Flooring: Travertino Elegante, Interface
Lighting: Technifex, I-Light, Fire Farm

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