Erik Sneed's career has given him a complete understanding of all aspects of design and construction. He brings a unique insight into the symbiotic relationship between operations, regulatory processes, design, and construction; as well as how to quickly transition the project into an operating facility focusing on maximizing revenue opportunities.​

Prior to Studio 15, Erik has over 17 years of experience in the Hospitality and Gaming Industry, which includes serving as the Director of Facilities at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort


Laura Sneed, CID, RID, IIDA, NEWH 

President & Certified Interior Designer

delivering projects within ​​​strict budgets and schedules. ​Laura's skills consist of All Phases of Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Coordination with Client, Architect, GC & Other Consultants, Finish, Material & Fixture Specification, Custom Millwork Design, Custom Graphic Design: Wallcovering & Carpet, Accessory & Art Selection, Furniture Design & Specification, and Sustainable Design.

and jointly as the manager of Development, Design and Construction for the property. His projects included the development of two hotel towers, numerous renovations and expansions to the gaming floor, MEP and low voltage systems, retail, food and beverage, and back-of-house operations; all while ensuring that the impact to the overall operations of the casino were mitigated. Prior to founding Studio 15, he was a key project principal and owner's agent in the recently completed and award winning $633 million Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort Master Plan. 

Erik earned his Bachelor Degree from Montreat College and completed his MBA from the prestigious Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Erik is also a NASCLA Accredited General Contractor.

Laura Sneed is a Certified Interior Designer in MN and is Registered in OK. She graduated from University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science of Interior Design. As a designer Laura is resourceful, accomplished & dedicated Interior Design professional with a focus on contemporary design in the commercial and hospitality fields. She is adept at working within diverse teams & collaborative groups on large scale projects to achieve a shared vision that fosters creativity and delivers results that exceeds expectations. Laura has over 9 years of Commercial Interior Design and Hospitality Design 

experience and is able to provide award winning design while still maintaining a flexible design aesthetic that is capable of

Erik Sneed - Chief Finacial Officer

Scott Harmon, AIA NCARB

Registered Architect


About Us

Studio 15 is a progressive Architecture & Interior Design firm located in Cherokee, NC. Nestled into the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, we are surrounded by natural beauties and breathtaking views, which continuously inspires our teams and fosters a highly creative and productive work environment. Since our founding in 2012, we have designed the interiors of a new rehab facility, executive offices for Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, several large new hotels and worked on multi-million dollar renovations.

Studio 15 is proud to be located in Downtown Cherokee, NC and to be a T.E.R.O. certified company. Although we are in Western North Carolina, we work on projects across the country. Studio 15 is close to Asheville, NC and only a few hours away from Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC and Knoxville, TN. 

Scott Harmon is a talented Architect and is licensed in CO, IA, MN, NC and OK. Scott graduated from North Dakota State University with Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Minor in Construction Management.​ Scott has over 15 years of experience designing, coordinating and documenting projects and knows how to focus personnel and resources on client issues. He is a resourceful team leader with strong management skills who is able to coordinate multiple disciplines and consultants. He also has a strong technical background with proven abilities in the use of Revit Architecture, AutoCad Architecture, and other design software. 

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