Published Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 | 6 a.m.
Updated Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 | 10:15 a.m.
Architect David Rockwell will receive the 2008 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Nov. 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Rockwell is being honored for contributions to the field of casino design and architecture. His Las Vegas projects include Samba Brazilian Steakhouse (Mirage), Nobu (Hard Rock), Emeril’s (MGM Grand), Cherry (Red Rock), Dos Caminos and Table 10 (The Palazzo) and BLT Burger (Mirage). He also designed sets for “Phantom, the Las Vegas Spectacular” and “Hairspray.”
Projects in other parts of the world include the Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, Conn.), Kodak Theatre (Hollywood, Calif.), Cirque du Soleil (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.), Gordon Ramsay’s Maze (London), Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (New York) and the Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center (New York).
The Sarno Award is named for Jay Sarno, who envisioned such well-known casino resort properties as Caesars Palace and Circus Circus in the 1960s. Sarno received the first award posthumously. Other winners include Joel Bergmann, Don Brinkerhoff, Jon Jerde and Brad Friedmutter.