Center for Gaming Research

2006 Honoree

Joel Bergman

Joel Bergman

Biography and Project Listing


Joel Bergman (b. 1936) is Chaiman, CEO, and Design Principal of Bergman, Walls, and Assoiciates, an archictectual firm specializing in casino design.

Bergman has 43 years of experience in casino resort design and has established a reputation worldwide as a leader in the hospitality industry. He is intimately involved in the design, planning and programming of projects throughout the United States and internationally. He has brought innovative, cutting-edge, sustainable and energy efficient design to all forms of entertainment architecture ranging from boutique retail venues to large scale mixed-use resorts; including hospitality, dining, retail, performance and gaming projects. Joel won the prestigious Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for Casino Design in 2006.

Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace
Project Listing

Projects built from the group up are in bold


Golden Nugget (Las Vegas, Nevada) renovation, 1973 r 1980 North Tower

Golden Nugget (Atlantic City, New Jersey) 1980

Golden Nugget (Las Vegas, Nevada) North Tower addition, 1980

Golden Nugget Laughlin - 1986 renovation

The Mirage (Las Vegas, Nevada) 1989

Treasure Island (Las Vegas, Nevada) 1993

 Mystic Lake Casino (Prior Lake, Minnesota) 1994

Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, Nevada) Palace Tower addition, 1997

Paris (Las Vegas, Nevada) 1999

Sahara (Las Vegas, Nevada) Renovation/Speedworld addition, 1999

Caesars Palce (Las Vegas, Nevada) renovation, 2000

Barona Casino, (Lakeside, Californi) 2001

Resorts (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Rendezvous Tower addition, 2004

Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, Nevada) Augustus Tower, convention expansion, 2005

L'Auberge du Lac Resort (Lake Charles, Louisiana) 2005

Signature at MGM Grand (Las Vegas, Nevada) 2006

Trump International Hotel (Las Vegas, Nevada) 2008

Rivers Casino (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 2009

Atlantic City Hilton (Atlantic City, New Jersey) renovation, 2009

Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace


Paris Las Vegas



L'auberge Du Lac, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bergman Walls & Associates

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