The Pearl Casino Sioux City

The Pearl Casino Sioux City

The goal of the design and ownership team was to explore a concept that would find a productive synergy between the introverted nature of a casino and the vibrant street life vital to a downtown area. The Pearl’s proposed site is located at the intersection of downtown Sioux City’s main pedestrian corridors, blocks away from city landmarks and the vibrant Pearl District entertainment scene. After numerous possibilities were studied, a scheme was chosen in which a portion of the casino was elevated above ground level to bridge across city blocks rather than shuttering a vibrant street. Entrances and restaurant amenities engage with public life at street level with glazing and patios. The final design solution positions The Pearl to provide revenue to its owners while providing a significant contribution to the urban life of the surrounding area.


Sioux City, Iowa, USA


Ho-Chunk, Inc.

services provided

Programming, Conceptual Design