Sand Hills Casino Opens its Doors to the West

Sand Hills Casino opens


Sand Hills Casino opens

Manitoba’s newest casino officially opened its doors on Monday, June 23 before a full house of project stakeholders, First Nations representatives and eager gaming enthusiasts. The 2,900 sq. m (31,200 sq. ft.) First Nation-owned Sand Hills Casino, located just south of Carberry, MB is expected to generate millions of dollars in annual economic spinoffs for the Westman region, and will see profits split between all of Manitoba’s 63 First Nations communities.

The casino is a pre-fabricated metal building designed with a country-ranch style motif, clad with board-and-batten style paneling. The large sloped roof at the front entrance creates a distinctive western feel, which is reinforced within the facility through the implementation of rustic timber accent details and prominent use of earth tones. Large suspended replica wagon wheels hover above the space, adding interest to the gaming areas, while the distinctive exterior copper-painted roof distinguishes the casino from its surroundings, drawing attention to the venue as both a landmark and destination.

The casino, which has a capacity of up to 1,025 patrons, also includes the Dunes restaurant and Oasis Lounge with a live performance stage. The first phase of the project (Sand Hills Casino) was completed in June, 2014. The casino was developed and managed by Hemisphere Gaming from Minnesota, which is optimistic regarding a possible future phase of construction to include additional amenities such as a conference centre, hotel and swimming pool on the site.

The full set of images on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/number10photoblog/sets/72157645341569734/

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Number TEN Marks 60 Years of Service by Supporting Programs for At-Risk Youth

From the very beginning, Number TEN has balanced its business success with a commitment to supporting a range of philanthropic causes that contribute to the improvement of the communities in which we live and call home.

“Corporate philanthropy is engrained within our culture and built into Number TEN’s business model,” explains CFO John Hudohmet. “Every year we invest heavily in social programs in the community through organizations such as the United Way. We believe our responsibility is to build more than just buildings. We believe in building strong communities where everyone has an opportunity to be successful.”

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Douglas Park School Earns Prairie Design Award

Number TEN received a prestigious Prairie Design Award on Wednesday, May 28 to kick off the 2014 RAIC Festival of Architecture. The award was granted in recognition of its contribution to the LEED®-certified Douglas Park School: an innovative, sustainable, and forward-thinking elementary school in Regina that is turning heads among industry professionals and school boards across the country.

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Number TEN Leadership Transition

We are pleased to formally announce Greg Hasiuk, MRAIC, MAA, SAA, LEED®AP as the firm’s new Practice Leader.

Greg brings over two decades of experience in major public projects including campuses, court houses, and educational facilities throughout Western Canada and the Arctic. Greg’s passion for sustainable design, implementing new technologies, and collaborating with clients throughout the design process will ensure the continuation of Number TEN’s successful business model for many years to come.

"Our mandate is to continue Number TEN's rich legacy, unique workplace culture and hard-earned reputation for design excellence, sustainability and corporate integrity," says Greg Hasiuk, who has built his career with the firm over the past 25 years. "We are excited about the future as we continue to develop new technologies, design innovations and business relationships to help us deliver quality projects for our clients".

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Mill Bay Fire Hall Earns Award of Merit

Number TEN’s Mill Bay Fire Hall earned an Award of Merit at Vancouver Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Awards on April 25, 2014. The awards recognize outstanding workmanship and design in commercial buildings north of the Malahat. Each year winners are selected by a panel of independent judges from various professional and development industries. 

Click here to see recent photos of the recently completed fire hall in Mill Bay, B.C.

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Design of New Red River College Skilled Trades Centre Underway

Following a competitive selection process, Number TEN, in association with Ager Little Architects, was selected to lead the design for a new leading-edge training facility for the skilled trades at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg. The project involves a 100,000 square-foot addition to the existing campus which will serve as a new focal point and centre of excellence supporting skilled trades training and development. Responding to the evolving needs of a growing number of technology and skilled trades professionals in Manitoba, the new Skilled Trades Centre will advance Red River College’s position as a national leader in the field of applied technology.

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Regina CNIB

Number TEN is working with Canadian National Institute for the Blind to develop a proposed new CNIB Client Service Centre to be located in Regina’s Wascana Park. The schematic designs for the new facility integrate a simple floor-plan for intuitive wayfinding, light shelves for natural light diffusion that minimize glare, and a host of other design features to make the building accessible for those with visual impairments. The plans also include dedicated space for an additional tenant. CNIB is currently undertaking a fundraising campaign to generate financing for the new service centre.

Click on the link to experience a 3D fly-through of the proposed new project

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New Stage Set to Open at Club Regent

Configurable to a variety of shapes and sizes with the push of a button, the innovative new Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg is set to open on May 19th, 2014 with Grammy Award winner’s Huey Lewis & the News. The new technologically advanced venue will host a range of events from concerts, to trade shows and gala fundraisers.

http://www.clubregent.com/eventcentre

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News Section and New Blog

Number TEN is always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with current and prospective clients. We hope you enjoy the improved look of our website news section, now featured more prominently on our home page. In addition, over the next few weeks Number TEN will be rolling out its new and improved blog, called Number TEN Inspired. The new blog will feature a host of new talented staff blog writers who will write about their design influences, the latest trends in building technology and design, their experiences working in the architecture and interior design industries and more. Stay tuned to our website and LinkedIn Company Page for the latest Number TEN news.

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Brent Bellamy to Speak at Spur Festival

Number TEN architect and urban planning visionary Brent Bellamy will be a special guest speaker at the Spur Festival, which visits Winnipeg from March 20-23. Billed as a festival of art, ideas and politics as catalysts for change in Canada, Brent will participate in a special panel discussion entitled Winnipeg: This City in Seven Years, on Sunday, March 23 at 2PM in the atrium of the new downtown Manitoba Hydro Building. Click here for a clip of Brent speaking about the event, along with some of his ideas on the future of Winnipeg’s prized heritage buildings.

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New Winnipeg Transit Garage Opens
Winnipeg Transit recently opened its doors to their brand new 135,000 square-foot transit garage located off Osborne Street. The new facility, capable of holding up to 153 full size transit busses, will improve operational efficiency at Winnipeg Transit while modernizing its services to meet rising current and future demand for public transit. Number TEN served as the architectural design consultant for the design build project, supporting the public consultation meeting, and providing architectural, interior design, contract documents and contract administration services. The design build team was chosen because their design approach best responded to the community design criteria and budget. The project, which was designed to LEED ® Silver standards, was completed on time and $350,000 under-budget. Click here to read more about the project in the Metro News.

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