Captivating Amenities

Lifescapes International, Inc.

Established in 1958 with corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California, Lifescapes International, Inc. is an internationally renowned landscape architectural design firm. Having provided design for more than 15 casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as an additional 60 casinos and casino resorts across the United States, Asia and Europe, Lifescapes International continues to create successful, dynamic destinations, wherever they may be.

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, retail centers and entertainment-driven projects.

Lifescapes International completed designs for one of the Las Vegas Strip’s newest casino resort additions with the opening of Encore Beach Club in 2012. Previously, the company designed the landscape environment for Encore as well as Wynn Las Vegas for Wynn Resorts. Currently, Lifescapes International is working on Wynn Palace on the Cotai Strip plus other casino destinations in the Asia region, in addition to the Golden Nugget’s new project in Lake Charles. The firm recently completed work on Pinnacle Entertainment’s L’Auberge Baton Rouge project.

Lifescapes International’s senior principal leadership team consists of Chief Executive Officer/FASLA Don Brinkerhoff, President/Chief Financial Officer Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, Executive Vice President/General Manager Daniel Trust, Director of Field Services Roger Voettiner and 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. 

In addition to successfully working on many national gaming developments, Lifescapes International has worked on a variety of Native American properties, including the original Agua Caliente Casino, Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Hotel, Barona Casino, Pala Casino and Resort and the Spa Casino and Resort.

 “The entertainment and resort operators, including astute executives within the gaming industry, have realized for many years that stand-alone gaming activities are simply not enough to keep customers fully engaged on their properties,” Brinkerhoff-Jacobs said. “We are now working on nightclubs, beach clubs, retail and restaurant environments so our gaming clients have other captivating amenities for their customers to enjoy during their stay.”

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