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Bergman, Joel David, 1936-2016
Joel Bergman was born in 1936 and spent his childhood in Venice, California. He graduated with an honors degree in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1965, then he went to work for Martin Stern in 1968. BBy 1978 Bergman was working
as Steve Wynn's in-house architect, a position he held for sixteen years. The first project he worked on was the International Hotel. Bergman also worked on such Las Vegas Projects as the MGM Grand Hotel (later Bally's), additions to the Golden Nugget and the Riviera, the Mirage, Treasure Island, Paris Casino Resort, Caesars Palace, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the Signature at MGM Grand, Rhumbar and Gilley's at Treasure Island, and the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Bergman then formed his own architectural firm, Bergman Walls and Associates, in 1994. He served as chairman till late 2015. 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. He passed away August 24, 2016.