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The Journey – Hnedak Bobo Group provides travel scholarships to employees

From The Daily News – read full article here

Branden Canepa will touch down on Spanish soil in late May, realizing a decade-long dream to walk a portion of El Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route that winds its way to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela.

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Casino Enterprise Management’s 2015 Industry Forecast – HBG Principal, Dike Bacon weighs in

Dike_Bacon_HBGGaming Industry  Forecast – 2015

The design segment of the gaming industry has steadily recovered post-recession. One of the most notable impacts of the recession has been greater accountability relative to making the right market-based, customer-focused investment and design decisions. (more…)


Projects by Three U of Arkansas Architecture Students Win 7th Annual HBG Design Competition

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three University of Arkansas students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture created the three winning designs chosen from among 16 entries in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition. The competition recognizes work done from international locales during the Fay Jones School’s study abroad programs.

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2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

From Casino Design – read full article here

In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:
    
“It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to the time and place when and where it was built. How do you keep your offerings fresh and your property intriguing to customers?”
    
These questions were put to the experts once again this year by Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, the president of Lifescapes International.

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Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

From Casino Design – read full article here

Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.
    
Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting choices. One, should they realize modest profits in order to improve infrastructure and education facilities for members? Or two, is it better to risk those dollars via expansion to seek a larger profit in coming years?
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Check out this article from the 2014 Casino Design Magazine: HBG is always “Thinking Differently”, for the benefit of our clients.

From Casino Design – read full article here

A leader in the national gaming and hospitality design industry, Hnedak Bobo Group has cemented its reputation as a preferred designer of dynamic casino resort destinations and is ranked as one of the top 15 hospitality design firms in the country.

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Past, present and future of sustainable building with Hnedak Bobo

From the Memphis Business Journal – read the full article here

In 1979, architects predicted the oil embargo of 1973 and ensuing energy crisis would be the “greatest molder of architectural style since the pyramids.” When energy became affordable again in the 1980s, people lost focus on the groundbreaking energy-saving design work that was just gaining traction.

Now, with current interest in climate change and sustainability, those architectural ideals have come full circle.

“SustainDeidre_1ability has just become part and parcel of how we do business,” says Deidre Brady, an interior designer with Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. Like the Memphis Business Journal, the architecture firm began in 1979.

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Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 ENR Merit Award

Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record “Best Projects” Merit Award in the “Sports/Entertainment” category. The $130 million casino project was recognized with the Merit Award in a strong field of competitors that included, among its winners, prestigious projects such as the Madison Square Garden Transformation Project, 4 World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and the Bill & Melinda Gates Hall.

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Graceland Hotel Designed by Memphis Talent

From the Memphis Daily News – read full article here

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The design team for the Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room resort-style hotel, includes a team of local Memphis designers whose work has included a variety of prominent buildings and landmarks in the Memphis area.

 

When designing a hotel that effectively expands the footprint of the most famous home in Memphis, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the design team for the project is stacked with local talent. (more…)


Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

CoverLatest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences 

The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes.

Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and preserving a loyal customer base. (more…)


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Projects by Three U of Arkansas Architecture Students Win 7th Annual HBG Design Competition

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three University of Arkansas students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture created the three winning designs chosen from among 16 entries in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition. The competition recognizes work done from international locales during the Fay Jones School’s study abroad programs.


2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

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From Casino Design – read full article here In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:      “It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to… Read more »


Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

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From Casino Design – read full article here Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.    Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting… Read more »


Check out this article from the 2014 Casino Design Magazine: HBG is always “Thinking Differently”, for the benefit of our clients.

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From Casino Design – read full article here A leader in the national gaming and hospitality design industry, Hnedak Bobo Group has cemented its reputation as a preferred designer of dynamic casino resort destinations and is ranked as one of the top 15 hospitality design firms in the country.


Past, present and future of sustainable building with Hnedak Bobo

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From the Memphis Business Journal – read the full article here In 1979, architects predicted the oil embargo of 1973 and ensuing energy crisis would be the “greatest molder of architectural style since the pyramids.” When energy became affordable again in the 1980s, people lost focus on the groundbreaking energy-saving design work that was just gaining… Read more »


Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 ENR Merit Award

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record “Best Projects” Merit Award in the “Sports/Entertainment” category. The $130 million casino project was recognized with the Merit Award in a strong field of competitors that included, among its winners, prestigious projects such… Read more »


Graceland Hotel Designed by Memphis Talent

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From the Memphis Daily News – read full article here The design team for the Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room resort-style hotel, includes a team of local Memphis designers whose work has included a variety of prominent buildings and landmarks in the Memphis area.   When designing a hotel that effectively expands the footprint… Read more »


Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

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Latest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences  The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes. Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and… Read more »