The Boyd Gaming Corporation hired NOVUS Architecture as Architect and Interior Designer to design a new 25,000 SF expansion of the existing Blue Chip Casino Convention Center in Michigan City, Indiana. The project site had significant restrictions due to a utility corridor easement bisecting the site and poor soil quality.  Our team produced a site analysis and studied multiple site latouts before selecting a viable siteplan that would be acceptable to the owner and local public utility companies using the utility corridor. A series of 90’ deep micropiles and grade beams are used for the building foundation system.  The exterior building design fits seamlessly into the architectural context of the existing casino tower and convention center. The contemporary interior design is a tremendous upgrade and will also be used in refreshing the existing convention center in Phase 2 of the project.  A large back-of-house area will house a large pantry, IT room, and 4,000 SF of general storage area.  NOVUS Architecture selected all of the FF&E for the project which was completed in November 2019.