Brad Henry Friedmutter, AIA
Biography and Project Listing
Brad Friedmutter, AIA, is Founder and CEO of Friedmutter Group. Mr. Friedmutter is a Registered Architect in Nevada and 43 additional states, holds an Unrestricted Nevada Gaming License, and has worked exclusively in the Gaming/Hospitality Industry for more than 35 years.
After receiving a bachelor of architecture degree from The Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City in 1973, he embarked on a career in architecture. Working as a project manager for Mervyn's and Bank of America in the 1970s, he cut his teeth on functional retail design.
From there, he began to focus on gaming hospitality, with a stint as vice president of design and construction at Steve Wynn’s Atlandia Design (Mirage Resort's design and development firm) from 1981 to 1987 and, from 1987 to 1991, the same position with Bally's Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In 1991, he founded Friedmutter Group, a full service architecture and interior design firm of which he is still chief executive officer.
Today, Friedmutter Group is an award winning, internationally recognized Design, Architecture, Master Planning and Interior Design firm specializing 100% in multi-use Hospitality/Casino/Entertainment projects of all sizes. Founded with the vision to provide services exclusively to Gaming/Hospitality clients, Friedmutter Group has been identified as a leader and innovator throughout the Industry. From core & shell architectural design to interior fit out, the firm provides high quality, iconic design solutions to clients around the world.
Friedmutter Group’s many projects have won numerous industry awards around the country including Architectural Design Company of the Year (2006: American Gaming Institute & Reed Exhibitions), the 2009 Design-Build National Award of Excellence for Quechan Resort Casino (2009: Design-Build Institute of America), numerous industry Design Awards for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort, IP Casino Resort, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Harrah’s AC Resort, and many more.
In addition Mr. Friedmutter is frequently honored for his myriad contributions to the industry. Recent honors and awards include Brad’s induction to the 2009 Hospitality Design Platinum Circle, honoring career achievement in the hospitality industry; the 2008 Hospitality Industry Network Lifetime Achievement Award; and the prestigious 2007 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for Casino Design.
Iconic projects and exciting new developments throughout the United States and around the world,keep Friedmutter Group at the forefront of innovation, design, and leadership in the Gaming/Hospitality Industry.
Projects designed from the ground up are in bold
Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi) 1994
President Casino (St. Louis, Missouri) Renovations, 1997
Palace Station (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations & Expansions, 1997
Horseshoe Casino Hotel (Tunica, Mississippi) 1997
Resorts International (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Renovations & Expansions 1998
Seven Feather Hotel & Casino Resort (Canyonville, Oregon) 1998
Dancing Eagle Casino (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 1999
Texas Station (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations & Expansions, 2000, 2002
Green Valley Ranch Resort (Las Vegas, Nevada) Phase 1, 2001
Harrah’s Resort (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Bayview Tower, 2002
Texas Station (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations & Expansions, 2002
Thunder Valley Casino Resort (Lincoln, California) 2003
Pala Casino Resort (Pala, California) 2003
Showboat Casino & Hotel (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Orleans Tower Expansion, 2003
Showboat Casino & Hotel (Atlantic City, New Jersey) House of Blues, 2004
Fiesta Rancho Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations & Ice Rink, 2004
Casino De’Venezia (Venice, Italy) Renovation & Expansion, 2004
Isle of Capri Coventry (Coventry, United Kingdom) Expansion, 2004
The Isle at Hull (Hull, United Kingdom) Expansion, 2004
Cache Creek Casino Hotel Resort (Brooks, California) 2004
Green Valley Ranch Resort (Las Vegas, Nevada) Phase 2, 2004
IP Hotel Resort Casino (Biloxi, Mississippi) post-Katrina Renovation, 2005
Isle of Capri Casino (Biloxi, Mississippi) post-Katrina Renovation, 2005
Bally’s Claridge Casino/Bally’s Park Place (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Renovation & Expansion, 2005
Palace Station (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovation & Expansion, 2005
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa (Las Vegas, Nevada) 2006
Harrah’s Joliet Resort & Casino (Joliet, Illinois) Expansion & Renovation, 2006
Empress Joliet Casino (Joliet, Illinois) Renovations, 2006
Island View Casino Resort Hotel (Gulfport, Mississippi) Expansion & Renovation, Phase 1, 2006
Island View Casino Resort Hotel (Gulfport, Mississippi) Phase 2 Expansion, 2007
Sky City Resort (Auckland New Zealand) 2007
Green Valley Ranch Resort (Las Vegas, Nevada) Phase 3, 2007
Horseshoe Casino (Hammond, Indiana) 2008
Quechan Casino Resort (Yuma, Arizona) 2009
Palace Station (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovation & Expansion, 2009
Bally’s Claridge Casino/Bally’s Park Place (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Renovation & Expansion, 2009
Empress Joliet Resort & Casino (Joliet, Illinois) Expansion & Renovation, 2009
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, (Las Vegas, Nevada) 2010
Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort (Macao Beach, Dominican Republic) Expansion & Renovation, 2010
Gun Lake Resort Casino (Bradley, Michigan) 2011
Seminole Casino (Coconut Creek, Florida) on-going Renovations & Expansions 2011
El Cortez Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations, 2011
Tropicana Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) Expansions, 2011
Hard Rock Café Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovations, 2011
Harrah’s Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Restaurant Expansions, 2011
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