“Switch” Restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas

Switch Restaurant, Las Vegas
Project Overview: 
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the newest hotel and casino property in Las Vegas, opened in December 2008. One of its signature features is Switch Restaurant, in which the architecture changes (or “switches”) dramatically several times during the guests’ dining experience. McLaren worked to develop complex moving elements, including moving walls, horizontally sliding wall panels and 1125-square foot ceiling that opens to reveal elegant draperies.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was involved with the Switch project throughout the process, initially with concept level engineering assessments, computerized pre-visualization animations of the moving elements, preliminary engineering, development of technical specifications, bidding support, and final design of the major effects. Designs included structural design of the moving assemblies and their supporting catwalk systems, motorized electric actuation systems, winches, and incorporation of architectural elements. Engineering challenges included developing safe and reliable machinery that can operate safely and reliably near the public while also satisfying the aesthetic needs of the Interior Designers.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Fabrication Inspection
Service: 
Complex 3D Analytical Modeling/Animations
Service: 
Bid Phase Support
Location: 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: 
Wynn Design & Development
Project Type: 
Mechanized Show-Action Equipment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
Las Vegas, Nevada

Client
Wynn Design & Development

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Mechanized Show-Action Equipment

Contract Period
2007-2008

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Fabrication Inspection
Complex 3D Analytical Modeling/Animations
Bid Phase Support