Telling a Story

Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.

Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. is a multi-disciplinary design firm providing architecture, interior design, urban design and planning services for a diverse mix of client and project types, with a significant focus on gaming, casino and entertainment destinations.
The company’s stature in the industry has grown significantly in its nearly 20-year history of designing gaming and resort destinations. Cuningham’s success creating environments that attract guests, increase profitability and encourage repeat visits has led to multiple awards and repeat work from clients. Of particular note, Cuningham Group’s Tom Hoskens, AIA, LEED AP was recognized by Global Gaming Business as one of “25 People to Watch for 2011.” He is the only architect named to this list that includes individuals from some of gaming’s most respected organizations.
Cuningham Group’s philosophy toward gaming design emphasizes one-of-a-kind solutions. Taking the approach “Every Building Tells a Story,” the company creates experiences and a sense of place by telling stories through a modern interpretation of metaphors that reflect the vision of the client and the character of each property and site.
Cuningham Group’s top priorities are design excellence through a client-centered, collaborative approach and development of green solutions. The company has developed criteria that allow its artists to evaluate projects based on a “Triple Bottom Line” sustainability business model of “People, Profit, and Planet.” Cuningham Group believes every project must be sustainable as well as profitable for our client.
The company’s portfolio includes casinos, hotels, theaters, convention centers, restaurants, retail venues, parking structures and support facilities for gaming and resort destinations in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States. Projects include Red Hawk Casino in California, River Spirit Casino in Oklahoma, Isleta Casino & Resort/Hotel/Convention Center in New Mexico and seven casino resorts for Grand Casinos/Lakes Entertainment.
Cuningham Group’s most recent and significant projects include the expansion and renovation of Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi; the dramatic rebranding of Trump Marina Hotel and Casino into a luxurious and exciting Golden Nugget Atlantic City; and—one of the nation’s largest projects currently under construction—the $650 million transformation of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel in North Carolina into a sophisticated, world-class mountain resort.
Founded in 1968, Cuningham Group has more than 180 employees in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Biloxi, Bakersfield and Seoul. It is consistently ranked among top firms in publications such as Building Design + Construction and Engineering News Record, and its design work has been honored with more than 130 industry and market awards.

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