casino design

restaurant design

retail design

hotel design





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David Shema

In 1988, our founder Terry Dougall embarked on his creative journey that would shape casino design for years to come and introduce an exciting new level of luxury and entertainment for guests on the Las Vegas strip, and casinos around the world. From his ground-breaking concept for The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, to the more sophisticated Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, Terry's work was capturing the interest of the Casino and Hospitality industries and established his firm as a versatile and creative design studio. The Forum Shops remains the top grossing shopping center in the United States after opening decades ago. The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Whether our clients are looking for a new Themed environment or a cutting edge contemporary design, we design through emotion.  Like artists, we seek to make an emotional connection with those who will experience our work.  By creating dramatic spaces for the customers, we can provide them with a unique experience they won't forget.  By understanding our clients' goals, we can provide functional spaces for the customers, to which they will return.


Our team members share in the firm's commitment to our clients and to each other.  There is no operational formula, but our associates push each other to be their best, to take creative risks, and to be honest and responsible.  Through collaboration we are able to meet the unique demands of each project with imaginative solutions.  Our clients have come to know our company for this, and to know our staff.  The trust we have earned is evident in both the scale of projects to which we have been assigned, and our client loyalty over the past twenty five years.  These practices have served our company well in the past and will allow us to create exciting new experiences well into the future.



Cotai Parcels 5&6 - Concepts

Macau SAR, China


Cotai Parcels 7&8 - Concepts

Macau SAR, China


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Atlantic City, New Jersey USA


Echelon Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


THE hotel at Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The Venetian Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The Mirage Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA






Bin Hendi  Avenue

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Venus Fort Tokyo

Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan


Spa Resort Casino

Palm Springs, California, USA


Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Montecasino Resort

Johannesburg, South Africa


Suncoast Casino

Durban, South Africa


MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Stardust Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


phone: 626.432.6464

2785 East Foothill Boulevard

Suite 120

Pasadena, CA 91107


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