Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Northfield, OH United States

SOSH Architects, Richard L. Bowen + Associates


Project Description

As Hard Rock’s 2012 Project Development Partner of the Year, SOSH Architects was the clear choice to design the entertainment company’s first gaming property to be branded a “Rocksino.” The 155,000 square foot standalone facility was built adjacent to Northfield Park’s grandstand to vastly expand guests’ entertainment options. Venues within the all-new Rocksino include a gaming floor boasting 2,300 slot machines, a 2,000-seat music hall, a buffet, steakhouse, and bistro. To establish and convey Hard Rock’s Rocksino image, SOSH incorporated timeless yet contemporary design elements for a Hard Rock Cafe and casino center bar, a high limit slot room, and multiple outdoor gaming rooms and smoking areas. The project stands as one of the region’s most highly anticipated entertainment venues.


Project Details

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
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Project Team:
    Thomas J. Sykes, AIA, PP - Principal-in-Charge; Mark Petrella, AIA - Design Architect; John Derichie, RA, NCARB - Design Architect; Daniel Iversen, AIA - Project Manager; Werner Graf - Sr. Project Coordinator; Michael Mangini, CID - Director of Interior Design; Arley Sochocky - Interior Designer; Jason Maringola - Interior Designer; Sue Corso - Interior Designer; Lisette Locilento - Interior Designer
  • Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company 
  • Civil Engineer: GPD Group 
  • Landscape Architect: GPD Group 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Giovanetti Shulman Associates 
  • Electrical Engineer: Giovanetti Shulman Associates 
  • Plumbing Engineer: Giovanetti Shulman Associates 
  • Structural Engineer: Richard L. Bowen + Associates 
  • Lighting Designer: EXP 
  • Acoustics: DH Kaiser 
  • Food Service Consultant: SSA 
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Project Size:
    155,000 sq ft

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