Design/Build: Spotlight on Leading Architects and Builders in Indian Country

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Indian Gaming Magazine by Chief Boyd

Aug 2015

Chief Boyd (CEO + Principal of TBE Architects) talks about: starting in Indian country, the first tribal project, the most memorable projects, critical aspects, balancing design with economic constraints and current and future trends.

Economic Development in Indian Country

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Indian Gaming Magazine by Chief Boyd

Aug 2015

When a tribe opens a gaming facility, there is a lot of excitement about the new facility and the income it will generate for the tribe.

HARD ROCK: ROCKING HARD IN THE HEARTLAND

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Casino Enterprise Management

Aug 2010

Hard Rock Tulsa... the newest addition to the Cherokee Nation Entertainment.

The Time to Expand is Now

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Casino Enterprise Management by Barry Thalden

Jul 2009

"Buy low and sell high. It's no secret that is how to make a fortune in the stock market. Yet how many of us can actually do it? We do the exact opposite; we love to keep things when they are valuable and are afraid to buy things when they are being discarded by others. It's hard to swim up stream when all the fish appear to be gliding downstream... read more...

Being A Native American Firm

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Thalden, Boyd, Emery Architects

Feb 2009

As a Native American firm, Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, has a commitment to guiding Principles and Values:

Strength, Tradition, Harmony

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CEM New Construction, by Krista Reiner

Jan 2009

Introducing New Mexico's newest and largest entertainment destination, the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Owned and operated through a joint venture between the Pueblo of Pojoaque and the Hilton Hotels Corporation, the property offers an all-inclusive escape into one of America’s most eclectic and historic cities...read more

Gaming Forecast 2009

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CEM Gaming Forecast by Barry Thalden

Jan 2009

This is my fifth recession. I have learned that change is always around the corner. Unfortunately, many now in the gaming industry —35-year-old Wall Street executives, who have only experienced “up,” and Native Americans, who have only been in the marketplace during the incredible 12-year rise of Native American gaming—think “The sky is falling.”

It will become leaner, stronger and more solid and secure by
concentrating on those things they can control, even though they may have neglected them in the past. The challenges they overcome will make them stronger. They should also look toward and invest in the future. Recessions don’t last forever. By seeing today as an opportunity and not a problem, the industry can go from good to great...read more.

Delivering the WOW!

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Casino Enterprise Management by Barry Thalden

Jul 2008

A casino architect recently said, “Themed architecture is
dead.”But as Mark Twain’s proverbial quote—“The reports of my
death are greatly exaggerated”—suggests,theming is far from dead. When modern is the theme,the casino still needs a unique and identifiable image.It can’t be just big and modern,because in 10 years newer properties could be even bigger and even more modern.On the other hand,no property is likely to out-Venice the Venetian or do New York better than New York New York in Las Vegas.

2007 Gaming Forecast

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Casino Enterprise Management by Barry Thalden

Jan 2007

Aren’t we ready to begin looking wisely at how we use natural resources in our hotels and casinos? Energy, air, water, and building materials are all limited resources. This is a critical time for us to assume responsibility for using these resources efficiently, and building sustainable projects that are in harmony with the environment.