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Thalden Boyd Emery Architects

The Native American owned firm of TBE ARCHITECTS (Thalden Boyd Emery) has become one of the best-known casino-hotel architects in America. TBE ARCHITECTS has a depth of experience like no other Native American-owned architectural firm. Their passion for architecture and design, especially in Indian Country, has led to working with 114 Native American Tribes and First Nations. TBE ARCHITECTS provides full architectural services including master planning and interior design.

 

The firm, with its highly experienced staff of professionals 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) the management talents of Nick Schoenfeldt (vice president and principal) and plus the savvy business and client curator Linda Roe(vice president, client development). Collectively, this team has worked together for over 47 years and bring a unique blend of experience, expertise, approach, and an intrinsic understanding of design and hospitality architecture to every project.

 

Our reputation as masters of bold, high quality and fully integrated projects are backed by an as equally highly experienced technical staff that has proven abilities in delivering projects on time and on budget. TBE’s “style” reflects that of our clients.

 

Firm History

Since 1971, TBE ARCHITECTS has been designing resorts, hotels and casinos for the hospitality and gaming industries. The firm’s approach of creating “Ordinary to Extraordinary” is based on developing unique and exciting visions and bringing them to life. The firm has built a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. TBE ARCHITECTS provides full architectural services including master planning and interior design.

 

TBE Architects is an active associate member of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA).

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Sponsored Events

Sixth Annual Tribal General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange

February 24-26, 2019

Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ

The Sixth Annual Tribal General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange will take place on February 24-26, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This event will bring together GMs and Casino Executives from Tribal-owned casinos for two+ days of professional, moderator-led roundtable discussions, small group break-out sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and plenty of networking opportunities. This is a C-Level event to build alliances within your industry and an outstanding prospecting opportunity for our Forum Partners to meet and establish professional connections in a casual environment. The General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange is about the expressing of common concerns and the sharing of information.

12th Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

April 29-30, 2019

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Maricopa, AZ

This unique conference is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the most relevant topics in the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry. If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!

13th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference

June 10-11, 2019

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA

Pechanga Casino & Resort - Healthcare Conference

Through a variety of tracks, panels and interactive round-table discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. Discovering new ways to diversify your tribe’s economic ventures helps to reduce risk and ensure the growth of your community. You’ll hear specific success stories and case studies in addition to digging deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium

October 28-29, 2019

Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, CA

The world we live in will only grow in uncertainty. The use of terror tactics is on the rise. Yet most security experts are armed with only a handful of linear checklists and status-quo tactics aimed at yesterday’s threats. As leaders of enterprises in which hundreds of thousands of people walk through each year, concern for their well-being and safety as well as your employees, not to mention your brand, is imperative. Join us to ensure every measure imaginable has been taken to circumvent a catastrophic event from occurring.

Twelfth Annual Native American Economic Development Conference

June 4-5, 2018

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA

The Twelfth Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held June 4th-5th, 2018 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, CA. Through a variety of tracks, panels and interactive round-table discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. Discovering new ways to diversify your tribe’s economic ventures helps to reduce risk and ensure the growth of your community. You’ll hear specific success stories and case studies in addition to digging deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

NNE Group’s Gaming & Hospitality Active Threat & Crisis Management Symposium

April 30-May 1, 2018

The Park MGM Las Vegas, formerly the Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, NV

NNE Group is a division of Native Nation Events. Never content with the status quo, NNE Group is always striving to build cutting edge programs with the most relevant industry-specific content and has for over thirteen years. Over the past few years we have teamed up with some of the industry’s leading experts in the fields of security, organizational development and leadership to continue to enhance and deliver our educational events with maximum networking opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all those who participate.

The world we live in will only grow in uncertainty. The use of terror tactics is on the rise. Yet most security experts are armed with only a handful of linear checklists and status-quo tactics aimed at yesterday’s threats.

As leaders of enterprises in which hundreds of thousands of people walk through each year, concern for their well-being and safety as well as your employees, not to mention your brand, is imperative. Great leaders lead and don’t shy away from uncertainty or the complexity it engenders. Instead they embrace it by taking the steps needed to ensure every measure imaginable has been taken to circumvent a catastrophic event from occurring.

Eleventh Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

March 25-27, 2018

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA

The Eleventh Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference will be held March 25-27, 2018 at the newly renovated Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. This unique conference is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the most relevant topics in the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry. If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!

Fifth Annual Tribal General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange

February 25-27, 2018

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA

The Fifth Annual Tribal General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange will take place on February 25th-27th, 2018 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. This event will bring together GMs and Casino Executives from Tribal-owned casinos for two+ days of professional, moderator-led round table discussions, small group break-out sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and plenty of networking opportunities. This is a C-Level event to build alliances within your industry and an outstanding prospecting opportunity for our Forum Partners to meet and establish professional connections in a casual environment. The General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange is about the expressing of common concerns and the sharing of information.

Tenth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

May 7 – 9, 2017

Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine, CA

The Tenth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference will be held May 8-9, 2017. This unique conference is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. We look forward to two days at the Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine, CA where Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the most relevant topics in the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry! If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!

Ninth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

April 11th-12th, 2016

Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine, CA

The Ninth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference taking place April 11th-12th, 2016, is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. We look forward to two days at the Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA where Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the ins and outs of the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry! If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!