To Infinity and Beyond! This circular infinity reflection in the central lobby rotunda of the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort creates an effect that stops guests in their tracks.
Floored with Smoke & Mirrors
A combination of LEDs and mirrors create the illusion and at 6 feet in diameter, this unique floor feature is engineered to withstand the thousands of guests that will walk across it – although it is convincing enough that many will walk around it. Some of the effects we create are, well, special.
Uncharted Territory - this Hyatt Regency wanted to transform the ambiance of their lobby into something magical. This mural evolves from a tranquil sunset, to a twinkling star field and ghostly image of a pirate ship!
Have a problem you can't fathom?
Part sculpture, part mural, and part magic - we collaborated with the property’s owner to create something unique and unexpected.
Posh Plumbing - We fabricated six of these free-standing pedestal sink bases for the men’s room of an upscale restaurant.
The designer envisioned the concept for a masculine yet elegant fixture and we fabricated them using rolled stainless steel.
Industrial Revolution - We fabricated these 12-foot diameter fully functioning gears which serve as the focal point of a hotel lobby.
Big wheel keeps on turnin’
The gear sculpture is fabricated with wood and metal, and is realistically painted to complement the architecture of the historic building.
We have big fans in Dallas - Building on this hotel's underlying energy theme, these 6-foot diameter, motorized turbines sit within coved light sources over the tables at Charlie Palmer's.
J.R. Ewing would NOT approve
Cast in fiberglass, and painted with a faux metallic finish, the slowly moving “wind turbines” rotate from above and impart a sense of tranquility to the room.
Which way to the Casino? - These illuminated ceiling panels lead from a hotel lobby to the entrance of a casino. The panels are made from polycarbonate applied with a decorative laminate.
Light the way
The chevron-shaped panels are lit from behind with fluorescent lighting in ceiling recesses.
A Winning Hand - In keeping with the owners’ tribal culture, Dillon Works produced numerous interior décor elements including column surrounds, ceiling treatments and millwork.
This trellis structure is fabricated with beams of hand-hewn cedar which extend out from the wall and mount to an overhead soffit.
Drum roll, please.
We fabricated these decorative drums with metal frames and fire-retardant canvas. They measure in size from 11’ to 16’ and are internally lit with fluorescent fixtures.
Olas-ki - A traditional Pima dwelling characterized by a domed roof or, the inspiration behind the lobby of this resort casino.
Elegant expression of culture.
The Pima concept is stylized with the addition of metallic elements like these 12’ louvered canopies suspended from the ceiling with steel cables.
Cultural Heritage - Weathered wooden beams with rustic metal strapping and tribal themed art add to this casino’s natural northwest feeling.
Illusions of Grandeur
We achieved the look using non-traditional materials like faux wood beams and steel straps with faux hex bolt hardware painted with a blackened steel finish.
High Rollers - These 12-foot pendants are suspended high above the main floor at Harrah’s casino. Each fixture has a mirrored center tube covered in thousands of reflective sequins.
Over the years we’ve made a lot of things light - not just weigh less, but illuminate, glow, and project video.
Holy Craps! - When visitors to the Angel of the Winds Casino first saw these giant beams, it took their breath away. Then we realized they had just won the jackpot.
The devil is in the details
We fabricated 1,400 lineal feet of faux wood beams to look just like the real thing, only better since no actual trees were destroyed in the process.
Strappy - Like a great pair of heels, this custom metal work brings this entire ensemble to life.
Multiple metal finishes were hand applied to steel, and then assembled to complement and support the glass panels.
Art by the TON - For this high-end condo and hotel project, this 1-ton (yes, TON) entry sign was installed in one piece, and is made with 3/4” thick steel plate, rolled to a slight radius.
Light, but not light
The entire element incorporates a "halo" lighting effect, a blackened finish, and the logo for the property illuminated at the top.
Heavy Metal - We fabricated and installed a blackened steel wine rack and table base along with other custom elements for a lounge in Hotel 1000 in Seattle.
Hey, nice rack.
The other elements include a one-ton monolithic steel sign fin, faux finish frames, and an “ancient, unearthed” metal art piece with antique finishes.
Sumptous - We fabricated the wine racks, the “floating” soffit, and the console table base for this luxury hotel and condominium destination in downtown Seattle.
…without the luxury of a reasonable schedule.
Oil Vey! - These 7-foot tall vessels were inspired by ancient Mediterranean terra cotta oil jars. They add to the ambiance in Ristorante il Teatro, an Italian restaurant in the Wynn Casino in Macau off the coast of China.
Attsa lotta oil
We turned the original forms on our huge lathe and then created a mold so we could replicate these jars, made with fire-retardant fiberglass and have a custom textured paint finish.
Fish & (Poker) Chips - Dillon Works fabricated this sculptural icon for the Tulalip Casino in Washington, just north of Seattle.
This engineered structure is 35-feet tall, and incorporates numerous sculpted "copper" salmon, ranging from 6-feet to 8-feet in length, swimming in stylized iridescent water.
Winning Entry! - These wavy column capitals at the entrance to the casino are cast with custom tinted urethane, with pieces of iridescent mylar "floating" within.
The column capitals are mounted with aluminum standoffs to fiberglass column surrounds and wrapped with a custom textured wall covering.
Casino Centerpiece - Lit with more than 55,000 fiberoptics, the black portion is fiberglass reinforced gypsum, which we attached in 17 pieces over an steel internal cat-walk...
That's one big honkin' party-blower!
The spiral ribbon is 45 pieces of custom-etched safety glass. Figuring out the various shapes and angles of all of the glass ribbon components was an extremely tricky task, but it all worked out awesome!
Trump Casino Vessel - This hallway of arches leads to the Trump Casino Boat. The column capitals are vacuum-formed plastic, finished in an applied gold leaf.
Pretty glitzy, huh?
The six trusses that span the hallway are MDF wood over an aluminum support structure, painted to resemble galvanized metal. We made a total of 55 capitals for the boat and land terminal.
Trump Capitals - Each capital consists of three identical pieces of vacuum-formed plastic that were bolted together on site, allowing for quick and easy installation.
Gold says "Number One"
We built a total of 55 capitals, each with an applied gold-leaf finish.
New Old Growth Forest - We filled these planters with both realistic and stylized plantings, all of which are fake.
The decorative “cedar” trees were fabricated from waterjet cut metal panels then aged with a patina finish. Faux grass bundles and silk foliage fill in the spaces between the trees.