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At TBE Architects, our designs are as varied as the clients that partner with us. Since 1971, our firm has had the honor of working with national and internationally recognized brands such as Caesars, Churchill Downs, Delaware North Co, Harrah's, Hilton, Hyatt, Jacobs Entertainment, and 123 Native-American Tribes and First Nations.

Throughout our firm, each employee shares a common goal: To fuse the talents of our team with the needs of the client; designing architectural experiences that are fresh, exciting, appropriately themed, efficient, and fully functional.

Tribal Gaming & Hospitality

As a Native American-Founded (Cherokee) architecture and design firm, we recognize the tremendous opportunity and honor that we have to partner with Tribal Councils and Business Committees throughout North America.

Our primary goals are to design spaces that:  

  • Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty through economic independence,

  • Respectfully represent elements of a unique heritage and cultures, and

  • Improve the quality of life for Native people and the surrounding communities.

Commercial Gaming & Hospitality

Our design experience extends back to 1971 and includes a mix of entertainment projects, including: riverboat casinos, racinos, and a wide variety of themed destination resorts.

Our success as a gaming and hospitality design firm can be  attributed to the following factors:

  • Every architect and designer in our firm specializes in gaming & hospitality design,

  • We understand the locals market,

  • We listen to our clients and deliver designs that meet their needs,

  • Our projects are designed with a high priority placed first on functionality & efficiency, and

  • Our Principals and Project managers are relationship builders.

Client Testimonies

Our clients love us and we are sure that you will too. Here's what some of our clients have said:


"The entire story of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is in this room!"

-President Bernadine Burnette | We-Ko-Pa Casino

"Thank you for an amazing experience. I admire you and your staff for bringing beauty back into our casino with your work."

- Ann Marie Antone | Harrah's Ak-Chin

"You guys are certainly hitting home runs so far- keep it up!"

- J. Todd Stewart | Coushatta Casino Resort

These are just a few reasons why TBE Architects has become a well-known hospitality and casino design firm and why 80% of our projects are with return clients. 

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