Our Story

TBE Architects (Thalden Boyd Emery) is an architectural firm specializing in the design of hotels, casinos, resorts, and related hospitality projects for over 48 years. Our extensive background includes work on over 400 hotel and 300 casino projects throughout North America.

With Charles “Chief” Boyd, a certified member of the Cherokee Nation, as one of our founding principals, our firm has taken a special interest in promoting the sovereignty and economic development of Native American tribes. We are honored by the opportunity to work directly with 116 tribes and first nations as the gaming and hospitality industries continue to grow and evolve.

During the past seven years, our firm has been the primary architects for more than $2 billion in casino projects within the United States and Canada, and we have been ranked as the one of the largest hospitality design firms in the country.

Our services include architecture, master planning, engineering and interior design. Our staff is comprised of inventive designers/architects, accomplished planners, and imaginative interior designers who are extremely knowledgeable in the development of hospitality properties. 

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David Nejelski – Creative Director + Principal

Chief Boyd, AIA, NCARB, FCSI, CCS – CEO + Principal

Rich Emery, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA – President + Design Principal

Linda J. Roe – VP Client Development

Nick Schoenfeldt – Vice President + Principal