Indian Wells Stadium Two

Design Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Architect
Keisker & Wiggle Architects
Total Value
Undisclosed
Completed
February 2014

Indian Wells Tennis GardensThe state-of-the-art Stadium 2 project at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is much more than an 8,000 seat stadium. It marks a complete expansion of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden site and an increase in the quality of the fan experience that has no peer in the tennis world.

Stadium 2 is the only tennis stadium in the world where you can watch
professional tennis while experiencing five-star dining. The new grand entrance off of Washington Avenue gives the Garden the front door it never had. The additional shade structures as well as well the expanded walkways and lounging areas gives the fans an incredible experience not just in the stadiums, but on the grounds as well. The new 12-kV electrical backbone will make sure that broadcasting tennis worldwide will be uninterrupted. In short, the Stadium 2 and Site Expansion project has raised the bar in the tennis community worldwide.

The Pavilion at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Design Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Architect
Robert H. Ricciardi Architect
Total Value
$1.4M
Completed
February 2014

Playing host (and a legendary round of golf) got a whole lot easier when the Pavillion opened its doors earlier this year at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Upon its debut, the stunning 6,000 s.f. multiuse canopy style Pavillion quickly became the most sought-after reception and private events venue in the Coachella Valley. Boasting incomparable views of the Santa Rosas and lush fairway vistas, the Pavillion’s 270º floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide guests with an open air environment that is able to adapt quickly to changing weather or a cool evening breeze. The indoor reception capacity of 400 seated guests expands to a whopping 700 people when outdoor seating is included. A full-service back of house provides ample space for even the most elaborate catering demands.

Prior to the massive Stadium 2 and Site Expansion Project, this tensile structure was our most intriguing project to date at the picturesque Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open. Watkins Landmark Construction, working from a Bluemotif Architecture concept and Structurflex design, built this iconic structure to provide much-needed shade, as well as to serve as a focal point for the restaurant and bar areas on the north side of the tennis garden.

Tommy Bahama Bar at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Design-Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Concept/Design
Bluemotif Architecture/Structurflex
Value
$1.8M
Completed
February 2014

The original Shade Structure at Indian Wells Tennis Garden was such a tremendous hit in 2012, that when we were awarded the bid on Stadium 2 (WLC’s greatest triumph) we were also asked to “double the shade” here at the Garden as part of the Site Expansion Project. We were smart to leave well enough alone, and the BNP Paribas Open faithful christened the new Shade Structure 2 in March 2014 with record attendance and hearty approval of the new Tommy Bahama bar holding court in the center of it all.

Don Julio Bar at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Design-Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Concept/Design
Bluemotif Architecture/Structurflex
Value
$1.8M
Completed
January 2012

The structure stands over 50’ high and covers around 20,000 s.f. The PVC fabric was fabricated in Auckland, New Zealand by Structurflex. The structure not only provide shade during the day but makes foran impressive light show after dark.

Nobu Indian Wells

General Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Architect
Interior Design
Total Value
Undisclosed
Substantial Completion
January 2014

Nobu Indian Wells represents the latest addition to Chef Matsuhia’s empire of Asian fusion restaurants. It was constructed in tandem with new Stadium 2 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden and completed just weeks before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open. Going from Schematic Design to Restaurant opening in just under six months, this unheard-of building schedule compares only to the menu. No detail was overlooked, nor underbuilt, as the Japanese Craftsman style includes Brazilian Walnut Ipe wood floors, custom made teak furniture and cabinetry, open rafter ceiling, and works-of-art light fixtures. While no two Nobu’s are alike, this one offers the most unique sushi experience yet, offering window-front dining to the tennis matches. Rave reviews from fans and players alike poured in throughout the Open, most speaking to the unblemished perfection that is Nobu’s culinary trademark.

Piero’s PizzaVino Indian Wells

Design Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Architect
Keisker & Wiggle Architects, Inc.
Kitchen Design
Coastline Design, Inc.
Total Value
Undisclosed
Substantial Completion
February 2014


Nestled between two culinary giants, with an al fresco atmosphere for patio dining and bar, the Italiano deliciousness of Pierro’s PizzaVino proved to be absolute culinary genius as it ultimately turned the most tables with the smallest menu. Already a local favorite, Pierros rocked the house with a casual ambiance combined with yummy gourmet pizza. It was the talk of the tourney. Yes, it is rumored that Jody James Watkins himself invested a fair amount of time at Piero’s patio bar talking with friends and clients about his Build to Serve philosophy.

Chop House Indian Wells

Design Build Contractor
Location
Indian Wells, California
Architect
Keisker & Wiggle Architects, Inc.
Kitchen Design
Coastline Design, Inc.
Total Value
Undisclosed
Substantial Completion
February 2014

A Coachella Valley fave, Chop House now has a new seasonal location at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Meat
lovers and fans of fine wine and spirits made sure to pop by their favorite steakhouse during the tournament. The “Palm Springs Chic” feel of the restaurant showcases renderings of the athletic achievements of the tennis champs of all eras nestled between modern built-in coolers and today’s cooking stars manning the grills in this custom San Diego-based Coastline Designed open kitchen. Turning 40 tables (seating 165 total) several times daily is no easy feat, but with the cooperation of a well-trained staff and excellent fan-friendly design, Chop House came out a cut above the competition.