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Santa Clara Casino Kitchen & Dining Renovation

Santa Clara Casino Kitchen & Dining Renovation

Situated within the busy casino, the renovation of “The Grill” at Santa Clara Casino was a complex projectdue to the logistics of keeping the restaurant, kitchen, and casino operational during construction. Thedesign/build delivery method allowed the opportunity to provide cost analysis and project coordination with the owner from start to finish. The work included documenting the existing conditions and providing conceptual ideas to increase synergy between the gaming operations and the food and beverage services. This renovation includes providing both the aesthetic effect and an increased efficiency of operations. Included was the demolition, remodel and expansion of the kitchen into adjacent space to create afunctional service, preparation, and delivery kitchen. The solutions are focused on a design that is inviting, exciting, fun, and comfortable for the guests. Overall “theming” was incorporated into the design. Upon entering “The Grill” guests are welcomed at a reception station with a pebble stone wall with a willow reed acrylic slotted window and the new restaurant logo. Varying arrangements of tables and booths define the dining areas. Detailed wood doors on sliding rails separate the private dining room for the main dining area. The ceiling is differentiated with soffits of varying heights, specialty lighting, and wood beams. The walls are decorated with photos illustrating the pueblo culture. All of this combines to create a contemporary, warm and inviting theme. The Kitchen is entirely new and is now on the same floor as the restaurant, providing full cooking operations and direct access to the restaurant.




Architectural Design


Espanola, NM


5,800 sf

Project Team

Project Architect | Larry Anderson

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