SugarHouse Casino

Completed in 2010, this 100,000 sf waterfront casino represents the initial phase of development for Philadelphia’s riverfront entertainment district. The project includes a gaming floor accommodating 1,600 slots and 45 table games along with two bars, restaurant and riverfront dining terrace. The second phase with 150,000 sf of casino and support space was recently completed.

SugarHouse is designed to take full advantage of its proximity to Center City Philadelphia, offering spectacular views of both the city and the Delaware River. The casino’s contemporary metal panel exterior is expressive of the urbanity and maritime scale of the former industrial site. The site design emphasizes the importance of both pedestrian and vehicular approaches, defining these with lush landscaping, public gathering spaces and a promenade along the water’s edge providing access to the riverfront amenity. Distinctive “sugar cube” light fixtures sparkle under the grand porte-cochere canopy, while multi-colored luminescent panels define the entry.

Cope Linder Architects performed as architect, master planner, and landscape architect for the project.

Owner / Client: HSP Gaming