Entertainment Projects

Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar

Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained by several themeing contractors to assist with various architectural design components for Phase 2 expansion at Mohegan Sun Casino. For Roger B. Phillips, McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the development of various components in the Cabaret, including the bar and showroom chandeliers, stage surround, ceiling panels, and column covers. These elements incorporate multicolored glass beads, art glass, parchment, limestone, tile and other textures into unusual three-dimensional forms to create a visually thrilling, one-of-a-kind environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed structural analysis of the components and supports and developed calculations confirming code and specification compliance.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Themeing Elements
Location: 
Uncasville, Connecticut
Client: 
Roger B. Phillips, Inc.
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering Services
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2001
Construction Cost: 
$8,000,000

Mohegan Sun - Retail Areas

Mohegan Sun - Retail Areas
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained by several themeing contractors to assist with various architectural design components for Phase 2 expansion at Mohegan Sun Casino. For MJM Studios, Inc., McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the development of the Tree of Life, Retail Trees and Retail Bead Canopies. These elements incorporate multicolored glass beads, natural wood, birch bark and parchment into unusual sweeping forms to create a rich and exciting environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed structural engineering of the components and supports and developed calculations confirming code and specification compliance.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Themeing Elements
Location: 
Uncasville, Connecticut
Client: 
MJM Studios
Project Type: 
Architectural Themeing
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2001
Construction Cost: 
$8,000,000

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Lizard Pit at Las Vegas Springs Preserve (construction)
Project Overview: 
The Nassal Company – and several other specialty contractors – retained McLaren to engineer exhibits, rockwork environments and signage at the 180-acre Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The Preserve, a subsidiary of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, is an interactive museum that takes you through the history and culture of Las Vegas.
McLaren's Role: 
Hired as a structural expert, McLaren provided engineering support for incorporation of the exhibits, rockwork, and signs into the existing Preserve structure. This coordination of elements included accounting for the possibility of natural factors such as wind and earthquakes. It also considered the daily wear and tear of patron interaction. Since exhibit design occurred concurrently with the Preserve’s construction, McLaren performed a facility impact evaluation to demonstrate how the structural systems needed for the exhibits affected the structure. The need to ensure that all new systems introduced to the Preserve were adequately and safely supported was vital.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Scenic/Cultural Design
Location: 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: 
The Nassal Company
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2007
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Jeep Climb

Jeep Climb up 2 Penn Plaza
Project Overview: 
To introduce the new 2005 Jeep and illustrate its “Go Anywhere” capabilities, Chrysler envisioned the Jeep making a vertical climb of 414 feet to the top of 2 Penn Plaza to a “Jeep Only” parking space.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural and mechanical engineering services for this fast track, one-of-a-kind event. These services included suitability assessment of the existing building for the event; development and evaluation of the car carriage and guide roller system, including determining hanging details; development of final drawings for the crane hoist support design; evaluation of the entry lobby level scaffolding, designing associated guide track; and preparation of final documents. Project challenges included fast track job with ambitious goals; sign and scaffold designs and submission documents completed only days before event; and development of appropriate wind loads and trolley behavior.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Structural Assessment
Service: 
Mechanical Trolley Design
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
Scenic Technologies/ Jeep and Clear Blue
Project Type: 
Mechanical Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004
Construction Cost: 
N/A
Image: 
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Historic Theater Renovations

Historic Theater Renovation (Winter Garden & Longacre)
Project Overview: 
McLaren has provided engineering services in numerous Broadway theaters, working for Owners, Scenic Contractors, Architects and Producers. This work for theatrical productions includes engineering of scenery, lighting supports, temporary platforms, rigging for shows, evaluating show loads on the building structure, and when needed, engineering reinforcing and attachments to the building.
McLaren's Role: 
In addition to show-related work, McLaren has provided engineering for building renovations, restoration, and general maintenance in more than a dozen facilities constructed prior to 1930. Many of these projects involve façades, interiors, or entire buildings that have been land marked by the City of New York. McLaren has investigated existing conditions, developed engineering recommendations and/or designs to suit the goals of the projects, and observed the ongoing and completed work. The investigations have been extensive and have resulted in drawings that record the existing structure and features very accurately. The types of work include exterior elements, interior architectural elements, and facility theatrical features.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Special Structures Engineering
Service: 
Structural Assessment
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
Various
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering and Preservation
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-Present
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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