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Cherokee Casino Ramona, Ramona, Okla.

Cherokee Casino Ramona's curved exterior required multiple metal panel profiles and shades.

Cherokee Casino Ramona's curved exterior required multiple metal panel profiles and shades. The casino was designed to be reminiscent of the time period from 1887 to 1906 because the first commercial oil well was drilled there in what would become Oklahoma. There are two oil derricks at the casino's main entrance. Additionally, curved building form was designed to relate to the fluidity of oil and break down the general rectangular floor plan.

Abbco Roofing Inc. installed wall and soffit panels in a pattern that features multiple shades of red. Dave Stanley, owner of Abbco Roofing, says the walls were concave and convex in style. "The reveal detail was the biggest challenge by far," he says.

Stanley says the reveal detail looked like a hat channel recessed in the wall and had to curve with the wall. "This could not be rollformed," he says. "We made the reveal in 10-foot lengths in the shop and then turned the hat up and saw-cut it to enable us to bend it to the wall. The bottom of the hat then showed the saw joints and we covered it with flat metal to conceal the joints."

The 10,000-square-foot casino features 1,022 square feet of Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 12-inch perforated flush panels in Colonial Red; 20,436 square feet of 12-inch, 24-gauge flush panels in custom Bright Red and Copper Penny with stiffening beads; 11,033 square feet of 16-inch, 24-gauge horizontal wall panels in Slate Gray; 360 square feet of 36-inch, 24-gauge 7.2 panels in Slate Gray; 6,596 square feet of 24-gauge 7/8-inch corrugated panels in Slate Gray; and 13,120 square feet of flat sheet in 24-gauge in custom Bright Red, Copper Penny and Slate Gray. The panels were manufactured at Petersen Aluminum's factory in Tyler, Texas.

Cherokee Casino Ramona has slate and copper elements on the ceiling. It was built on a 20-acre site near an existing casino. Selser Schaefer Architects developed a phased master plan that enabled casino operations in a temporary facility while the project was completed.

General contractor: RM Builders, Muskogee, Okla.

Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects, Tulsa, Okla.

Installer: Abbco Roofing Inc., Broken Arrow, Okla.

Metal roof/wall panels: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.,