Architecture and design firms from across North America submitted innovative projects that were judged primarily on the integration of the floor with the overall space design. JCJ Architecture is honored to have received an honorable mention from Floor Focus Magazine on the Hollywood Park Casino project as part of the ninth annual Vision Design Awards.
The projects were entered into commercial building categories: Corporate, Education, Hospitality/Retail and Healthcare.
You can find all of the entries on the Floor Focus website.
In its heyday in the 1940s, Hollywood Park Casino & Racetrack was a destination to “see and be seen” for the rat pack and the likes of Cary Grant, Liz Taylor and Katherine Hepburn. Design for the new Hollywood Park, aptly named “The Cary Grant Pavilion,” is a sophisticated and glamorous homage to this era with a modern spin. Sitting on nearly 11 acres in a newly emerging renaissance district and directly facing the expanded Century Boulevard, the new casino is just steps from the original venue.
The entry features an orderly and symmetrical design, which brings a sense of formality to the setting. An enormous, 76’ glass chandelier extends the length of the lobby and offers a brilliant contrast to the highly structured, linear elements in that space.
The luxurious interior draws inspiration from the 1940s when women’s clothing was elaborate, patterned and had a lot of movement and men’s attire was very structured and tailored to perfection. The underlying theme of the casino’s design is a dance between a man and woman, impeccably dressed in mid-century fashion. The juxtaposition between dynamic patterns and structured elements is found throughout the property. Bold, large-scale, geometric patterns abound from the black and white concrete floor in the lobby to the hexagonal light fixtures in the lounge to several metal “grills” that wrap walls and ceilings with layers of interest.
The Design Build team worked seamlessly with the owner to develop a distinctive design response that would set the revitalized property apart from its competitors. With a common passion for design and the property’s history, the team worked collaborative to seamlessly deliver the project’s full potential.