Walls & Ceilings: Using 3-D Modeling
Shake Shack started out as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Clearly, the cart was quite the success considering the now restaurant chain just opened its first West Coast location in Las Vegas.
The owner of the project, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, envisioned a plan to create an outdoor paved public walk between two major hotels and a possible new NHL sports area—pending on the NHL’s vote on bringing a major league hockey team to the city.
Shake Shack was an integral part of this vision. The owner’s wanted to place a restaurant committed to incorporating sustainable design into each of its locations as an exterior-facing feature that helped to anchor the public space.
The Ceiling Grani Installation Inc., the general contractor for the project, and Team Construction, the builder, used FSC-certified lumber and reclaimed wood from local bowling allies for the 9,135-square-foot restaurant project. The architect, Marnell Architecture, specified a versatile metal ceiling system from Hunter Douglas—the system is GreenGuard Gold certified and has the appearance of wood planking. The ceiling system’s versatile appearance allowed the manufacturer to produce a wood look for the interior ceiling to complement the FSC-certified wood products used throughout the restaurant design.
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