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Joel Bergman

Joel Bergman (August 20, 1936-August 24, 2016) was a major Las Vegas Strip casino architect
involved in building Las Vegas landmarks such as Treasure Island and Paris Las Vegas. 
Bergman was born in Los Angeles and completed his undergrad degree in architecture from the 
University of Southern California graduating in 1965 with honors.  By 1978 Bergman was working
as Steve Wynn's in-house architect, a position he held for sixteen years.  While working as Wynn's 
architect he designed The Mirage and Treasure Island. Of the thirty casino sites on the strip Bergman designed more than one-third of them. In 1994 he formed Bergamn, Walls and Associates along with a fellow Wynn architect.  He served as chairman till late 2015.  During his career Bergamn won many awards such as the Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for Casino Design in 2006 and was inducted into the UNLV Artist and Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2013.
 
 
Sources:
Michael Scott Davidson,"Bergman, designer of major Las Vegas hotels, dies at 80," Las Vegas Review Journal, August 25, 2016,http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/bergman-designer-major-las-vegas-hotels-dies-80.
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