Cascade Resort and Casino

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Scope: Site planning, concept design, schematic design, design development

Size: 28 acres

Program: Entry improvements, pedestrian access, natural rock walls, waterfalls, planting on building facade, custom paving, salmon stream water feature, meadow, dry stream-bed, jumping salmon entry feature, geyser, indoor outdoor swimming pool

Description: GCH’s role at cascade resort was to provide landscape architectural designs for one of the largest planned resort casinos in the Pacific Northwest. Large waterfalls, streams and lush native plantings were designed at the entry to create a strong arrival experience. Sculptural elements were incorporated into the design to reflect the natural environment. The design also includes an indoor outdoor pool with two jacuzzis, therapeutic jets and a sunken fire place area.