No one wants to hear the word “fail” except when it presents a prospect for change. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Hotel in Jackson, Calif., had a failing Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) on its façade and seized the opportunity for a design and functionality revamp. The best cladding replacement option was Dri-Design wall panels for their appearance, performance, fire resistance and weatherability. Three Dri-Design systems—Shadow Series, Perforated Panels and Perforated Imaging Panels—were installed on the casino’s main hotel, arcade building and pedestrian bridge.
JAX Kneppers Associates Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif., took its design cues from a recent partial interior renovation, which added an Earth-tone color scheme and modern finishes. The design team was asked to carry this updated concept into the exterior. The designers explored several material options to meet this request, and they determined fire and weather resistance along with curb appeal could best be met with metal wall panels. Dri-Design was selected for its custom solutions and diverse product offerings.