Zimmerman was engaged to lead a highly specialized team of design consultants charged with providing plans for a 240,000 s.f. Casino and Bingo Hall expansion designed to reflect the heritage and tradition of the Potawatomi people. Those traditions are based on the Circle of Life —a reverence for all living things and respect and compatibility with Mother Earth. The first floor Casino will reflect the four seasons, winter to the north, summer to the south, spring to the east, and fall to the west. In the center of the Casino, guests will see the “Circle of Life” a theatrical production that re-enacts events in nature, going through the seasons of life with lightening, birds and running water. Outside, two ponds will be interconnected by colored concrete walks, and under the Skybridge, guests will walk beneath the thirteen moons of the Potawatomi culture.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Completion Date(s): 2001
Contractor / Construction Manager: Grunau Project Development