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By Casino Design Staff   Tue, Nov 24, 2022

Lifescapes International, Inc.


Established in 1958, Lifescapes International Inc. is an internationally renowned landscape architectural design firm based in Newport Beach, California. Having designed the landscape of more than 15 casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as an additional 80 casinos and resorts across the United States, Asia and Europe, Lifescapes International continues to create successful, dynamic destinations that delight guests every day.
For more than five decades, Lifescapes has been a significant design influence for gaming-related properties, including Native American, commercial and riverboat gaming properties, as well as destination resorts, mixed-use developments, commercial, retail centers, entertainment-driven projects and residential.  
Lifescapes has had a relationship with casinos starting in 1984 with the Cascades Hotel in South Africa, and with Las Vegas as far back as 30 years, designing for Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Paris, Red Rock, Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn/Encore, just to name a few.
Recently, Lifescapes International worked on the newly opened Golden Nugget Lake Charles in Louisiana, and completed designs for Wynn Palace on the Cotai Strip (opening 2023) and Paradise City in Incheon, South Korea (opening 2023). Currently, the company is designing Resorts World Las Vegas, the Pechanga expansion in California and casino resort projects in New York and Massachusetts.
The senior principal leadership team consists of Chief Executive Officer/FASLA Don Brinkerhoff, President/Chief Financial Officer Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, Executive Senior Principal/Chief Operating Officer & General Manager Daniel Trust, Executive Senior Principal/Director of Design-Horticulture Roger Voettiner and Executive Senior Principal/Director of Design Andrew Kreft. They all work in unison to create and manage the firm’s projects, with assistance from a team of highly qualified landscape architects, project designers and a strong administrative staff.
“The landscape is about the ‘WOW’ experience. We design for those who will be immersed in the surroundings, creating captivating amenities such as nightclubs, pool bars, beach clubs, retail and restaurant environments for our clients’ guests to enjoy during their stay, encouraging them to stay longer, play longer,” Brinkerhoff-Jacobs said. “The entertainment and resort operators, including astute executives within the gaming industry, understand that stand-alone gaming activities are simply not enough to keep customers fully engaged on their properties.”
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