Red Rock Casino architects win G2E awards

2 May 2007

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Friedmutter Group Architectural & Interior Design Studios took home four awards from the American Gaming Association's G2E Institute event Wednesday, April 11, for its architectural and interior design work on Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.

The company was honored during the 2007 Casino Design Awards Presentation and garnered the 2007 Architectural Design Company of the Year for a Casino/Resort award; the Best Interior Design for a Casino/Resort - Retail Facility, Restaurant, Nightclub or Spa award for its work on T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort; the Best Architectural Design for a Casino/Resort over $200 million award and the Best Interior Design for a Casino/Resort award.

Further, the company's founder and chief executive officer, Brad Friedmutter, was also honored with the 2007 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for Casino Design for his contributions to the industry. The award is named for Jay Sarno, the godfather of casino designers. The Sarno Award is the highest honor for any individual involved in the design and construction of casino resorts.

The awards indicate how well respected Friedmutter and his team are as leaders in the architecture, design and master planning of gaming and hospitality properties throughout the country and around the world. Friedmutter, who has more than 30 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, founded the firm in 1992. Before establishing Friedmutter Group, he worked in executive design and construction positions in the Las Vegas gaming industry beginning in the 1970's.

"It is indeed an honor, for our entire firm, to be recognized by our peers," declared Friedmutter. "These awards are shared by everyone at Friedmutter Group and we are all grateful to The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibition for this truly spectacular acknowledgment of our work."

The company has garnered a growing list of awards for its work on Station Casinos' $925 million Red Rock Resort, which opened in April 2006. The project was designed with a "desert modern" motif that evokes the natural beauty of the nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The property's design, which is also reminiscent of Palm Springs, Calif. in the 1950's, features a lavish use of fine woods, marbles, stones, crystals and glass.

It is considered to be the most luxurious off-Strip casino in Las Vegas.

G2E Institute is one of several gaming-entertainment industry events organized by the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions. It features educational workshops for professionals in the industry. The groups' anchor event Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is held each November in Las Vegas and is considered to be the world's leading trade show of the gaming-entertainment industry.

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