Elk Valley Rancheria has chosen Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) Architects to plan and design the Elk Valley Resort and Casino, a new destination resort on the Tribe's 203.5-acre Martin Ranch property in Crescent City.
During a national search for a qualified casino resort designer, Elk Valley solicited proposals from 14 firms before formally selecting HBG to assist and collaborate with the Tribal Council to fulfill its vision for future economic and cultural growth.
HBG is a design leader of Native American-owned destination gaming resorts, and has been named as a top-10 design firm within the national casino resort and hospitality design industry. The firm has worked with more than 25 of the most recognized Native American tribes throughout the country.
HBG's Principal-in-Charge and Partner, Dan Elias, AIA, stated: "The Tribe's site is ideal for a resort development. Our team will ensure that the design integrates the magnificent scenery and the right mix of amenities to attract Elk Valley's target market."
Elk Valley CEO Gerry Nailon stated: "Elk Valley sought to identify a design firm with the insight and ability to fast-track the first phases of the building program for short-range returns, but also with the strategic, market-driven tools and expertise to help with the long-term planning of our current and future gaming and resort facilities. We were intrigued by HBG's unique market-driven planning and design process, and the chemistry between Elk Valley and HBG confirmed our selection."
Elk Valley's General Counsel Brad Downes stated: "We are very excited about the planning and design ideas to be conceived for the Tribe's Martin Ranch property. Now that this land has been placed into trust for gaming purposes, the site's naturally beautiful landscape will serve to elevate the Elk Valley Resort and Casino as a must-visit national attraction."