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Friedmutter Group

Friedmutter Group, founded in 1992 by Brad Friedmutter, is an award-winning design, architecture and master-planning firm specializing 100 percent in multi-use hospitality/casino /entertainment projects of all sizes. The company’s core expertise is the design of mixed-use projects comprised of hotels, casinos, bars, lounges and entertainment complexes, convention facilities, spas and pools, retail facilities, and associated amenities.
Friedmutter understands and plans for operational ease of use and circulation of large numbers of people into, through and out of venues, and knows the importance of speed and efficiency in the design and construction process as well.
Friedmutter Group’s critical understanding of design and operational elements—from site selection and development to operating essentials, core and shell architectural design to interior fit-out—keep the firm at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the casino/hospitality industry. With offices in Las Vegas, New York, Newport Beach, California, and Hong Kong, Friedmutter Group is well-positioned to serve clients in new and existing gaming markets all over the world. The company has designed and assisted in the successful opening of hospitality, casino and entertainment projects within traditional and Native American enterprises well in excess of $15 billion.
December 15, 2010 marked the grand opening of the groundbreaking Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. Friedmutter Group is the project’s executive architect and provided the majority of the interior design, including the casino, pool decks and entertainment venues, conference and meeting facilities and more. Additional notable projects include Station Casinos’ exciting and highly praised Red Rock Resort, Casino and Spa; the Four Diamond Award-winning Green Valley Ranch Resort; and the skyline-transforming Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.
The company also served as master planner, architect and interior designer for Gun Lake Casino, Michigan, which opened on February 10. Friedmutter also provided architectural and interior design services for Quechan Casino in Yuma, Arizona, opened in February 2009. Current tribal projects include the Navajo Nation’s Twin Arrows Casino Resort and Northern Edge Casino and the Seminole Nation of Florida’s Coconut Creek Casino.
Recent honors include Architectural Design Company of the Year (2006: American Gaming Institute & Reed Exhibitions); 2009 National Design-Build Award of Excellence for Quechan Resort Casino (Design-Build Institute of America); nine 2007 HOSPY Design Awards for Red Rock Resort; and dozens of design awards for Green Valley Ranch, IP Casino Resort, Cache Creek Resort, Harrah’s AC Resort and many more.
In addition, Brad Friedmutter is frequently honored for his myriad contributions to the industry. He was inducted into the 2009 Hospitality Design Platinum Circle, honoring career achievement in the hospitality industry, and received the 2008 Hospitality Industry Network Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the prestigious 2007 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for Casino Design.

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