Spirit Lake Casino And Resort


Dri-Design panels highlight the façades of a three-phase renovation and expansion of the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort in St. Michael, ND. The project includes the addition of two new ballrooms and a new executive conference center plus renovation of the hotel’s main lobby and auditorium.

Approximately 7,117 sq. ft. of Dri-Design .080 aluminum panels finished in Macadamia and Hopsack was installed on the first phase of the project. The patented Dri-Design Wall Panel System is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.

Notably, the horizontal band around the building and at the cornice utilized Dri-Design’s Shadow Series panels which allow the designer to change the depth of the panel to create interesting shadow lines and reveals. Each individual panel face is capable of extending in varying depths from 5/8” to 4” while the substrate stays on the same plane.

The panels were installed by CMS, LLC, Grand Forks, ND. “Phase One was our first experience with the Dri-Design system,” recalled CMS owner Dave Maszk. “We worked well as a team with the folks at Dri-Design and have used the system on the subsequent two phases of the project. Everyone is really pleased with the results.”

Design for the project was provided by EAPC Architects Engineers, Fargo, ND.

Dri-Design panels are 100% recyclable and can be made from a variety of materials including zinc, copper, stainless steel and painted and anodized aluminum. Panels are available in any Kynar color and are sized and detailed to meet the specific requirements of each project. This cost effective system is Dade County and AAMA 508-07 approved.

For more information on the Dri-Design® Wall Panel System, call 616-355-2970 or visit

About Dri-Design

DriDesign_logo_020511Dri-Design was founded in 1995 to "solve significant problems with traditional metal panel systems—delamination, staining because of the effects of weather on joints and gaskets, a lack of color and texture options, the rising cost of production and inefficient installation practices." Panels of the Dri-Design® Wall Panel System can be installed over commercial-grade Tyvek onto plywood, or they can be used with outboard insulation pressure-equalized rainscreen systems. The 100% recyclable panels can be manufactured from a variety of materials, including zinc, copper, stainless steel, and painted and anodized aluminum. Panels are available in any fluoropolymer paint color and are sized and detailed to meet the specific requirements of each project. Unique profiles include: Shadow, Tapered, Perforated, Embossed, Textured, Imaging Technology and Inspire. These options create angles, textures, depth, images and performance that cannot be matched. The Dri-Design® Wall Panel System is Dade County and AAMA 508-07 approved.

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