Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel + Casino

an experience that reflects the dynamic beauty of the seasons

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Woodbine Racetrack & Slots

This collaborative, multi-year renovation project provides a unique, high-end gaming resort experience that draws from tribal tradition, encompassing earth, water and sky.

Designed to highlight the area’s breathtaking mountain views, EXP provided engineering and lighting design solutions for the total upgrade and expansion of the casino floor, along with a third hotel tower, parking, food and retail outlets. Upon entry to the hotel lobby, guests are greeted by a state-of-the-art check-in area with elegantly apportioned finishes reminiscent of the surrounding natural environment. Over 800 LED color changing luminaires were integrated throughout the space. The immersive, experiential space changes continuously throughout the day and throughout every season.


    Lighting Design, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Technology Design


  • Award of Merit – Cherokee Rotunda, Illuminating Engineering Society, 2013
  • Award of Merit-Cherokee Hotel, Illuminating Engineering Society, 2013