For 45 years, the Native American-owned firm TBE Architects has become one the best-known casino-hotel architects in America.
“All Hospitality, All the Time” is not just a tagline. It’s the firm’s client base. TBE has a depth of experience like no other Native American-owned architecture firm, having worked with more than 113 tribes and First Nations, designing more than 200 casino projects and 400 hotels.
The firm combines the Native American background and architectural expertise of Chief Boyd, chief executive officer and principal; the creative hotel and casino design expertise of Rich Emery, president and design principal; the design acumen of David Nejelski, creative director and principal; and the management talents of Nick Schoenfeldt, vice president and principal.
TBE Architects provides full architectural services including master planning, engineering and interior design, and delivers projects on time and on budget.
Currently the firm is designing a new home for the Quil Ceda Creek Casino across from its existing facility in Tulalip, Washington. Affectionately known as the “Q,” the casino provides a comfortable, familiar atmosphere for guests—a key component of the new design, ensuring “There’s more to love at the Q.” The design emphasizes warm colors and natural materials with the recognizable “Q” woven into the carpet, lighting and signage. The gaming floor provides a sense of intimacy with high and low spaces and ceiling designs.
TBE Architects is an active associate member of the National Indian Gaming Association, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association.