Architects, engineers cashing in on upstate New York casinos

August 4, 2014

A select group of builders, architects and engineers in the Albany, New York area are among the companies that will walk away with some winnings from an upstate casino, in the form of new contracts.

The applications submitted by the five development teams that want to open a casino in the region — one of four licenses that will be awarded upstate — identified some of the firms that will have a stake in the design and construction of the casinos.

Some lists of “associated project firms” — as they are called by the New York State Gaming Commission — are more detailed than others. The information was included in the applications that were submitted by the June 30 deadline and posted on the commission’s Web site late last week.

Here’s a breakdown of the firms. Those in bold have an office in the Albany area:

Capital View Casino & Resort, East Greenbush: JCJ Architecture, Manhattan;CHA Consulting, Albany; Desimone Consulting Engineers, Manhattan; M/E Engineering, Schenectady; M. Malia & Associate, New Jersey; Encompass Development, Design & Construction, Kentucky; LP Ciminelli, Chicago

Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor, Schenectady: Re4orm Architecture, Schenectady; Klai Juba Wald Architects, Las Vegas; Bohler Engineering, Albany; Skanska, Pennsylvania; Cleo Design, Las Vegas;Carol R. Johnson Associates, Albany; dbHMS, Chicago

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Rensselaer: SOSH Architects, Atlantic City; Turner Construction Co., Albany; VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture P.C., Albany; GSA Engineers, Louisiana

Howe Caverns Resort and Casino, Cobleskill: EYP, Albany; A&R Global Consulting, Warwick, New York; Carson Fischer P.L.C., Bloomfield Hills, New York; North Country Ecological Services, Gloversville; Cobleskill Stone Products, Cobleskill; John McDonald Engineering, Schenectady; TN Ward Co., Pennsylvania; The Casale Group, Cooperstown; McLaren Engineering, West Nyack, New York, Aquatic Development Group, Cohoes

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