Casino Design 2008 Issue, COMPANY PROFILES

Bergman Walls & Associations

By Casino Design Staff   Wed, Apr 28, 2010

Leader of the Pack


Bergman, Walls & Associates, Ltd. (BWA) was formed in 1994 as an architectural firm that specializes in architectural, master planning and design for resorts, casinos, hotels, resort condos, retail, dining and entertainment projects.

Both founding partners, Chairman Joel Bergman, AIA, and President/Chief Operating Officer Scott Walls, AIA, worked with Steve Wynn on projects such as the Mirage, Golden Nugget and Treasure Island, creating the Las Vegas "mega-resort" concept.

Headquartered in Las Vegas with an office in Los Angeles, BWA's 115 employees include 15 registered architects. Along with partners Executive Vice President Joe Rothman, AIA, Vice President George Bergman, Leonard Bergman, AIA, Robert Fredrickson, AIA, Rene Rolin and Darrell Wood, AIA LEED AP in Las Vegas, plus Greg Lorusso, AIA LEED AP in Los Angeles, their group of experienced, energetic, diverse professionals represent the backbone of BWA. Their invaluable and visionary experience influences BWA's approach to design for gaming and non-gaming facilities of all sizes.

Many iconic BWA projects define Las Vegas and the gaming industry. These include Paris Casino Resort, Caesars Palace Augustus Tower, Palace Towers and Octavius Tower, currently under construction; Trump International Hotel & Tower, the Residences at MGM Grand, L'auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA, and Majestic Star Casino in Pittsburgh.

BWA is the executive architect for Las Vegas's newest project, the Fontainebleau Casino Resort. Currently under construction, the resort is designed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

Located on the former El Rancho and Algiers casinos' 24.5 acre site, this development is an alliance between Fontainebleau and Turnberry. Fontainebleau will include a hotel, casino, spa, retail, dining, nightclubs, lounges and convention /conference venues.

Leading the pack in the hottest and latest retail and dining and entertainment venues, BWA's hospitality experience includes the newly opened LAX nightclub, PURE nightclub and the Pussycat Dolls Lounge and Casino, plus signature restaurants such as Guy Savoy, Rao's and Trader Vic's.

BWA's architectural expertise in Indian gaming spans the United States with projects at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino, Casino Snoqualmie, currently under construction, and the highly successful Barona Valley Ranch Resort Casino.

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