Lifescapes International Inc

For 60 years, Lifescapes International, Inc. has been a forerunner in landscape architecture and design. Founded by our visionary Chairman/CEO, Donald Brinkerhoff, Lifescapes has earned a reputation for professional reliability and developed a distinction for unique, cutting-edge design and creative solutions for casinos, hotels/resorts, mixed use, retail and multifamily projects. Considered an expert in the field, Lifescapes has created some of the most delightful, memorable and iconic environments in both the US and abroad.

The firm’s Newport Beach, CA, office has 35 professionals, led by Executive Senior Principals Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs (President/ CFO), Daniel Trust (Executive Vice President/COO), Roger Voettiner (Vice President of Design-Horticulture), and Andrew Kreft (Director of Design).



We provide full-service landscape architectural design services, including concept/theming, schematics, design development and construction docs, through final art direction. Our expertise includes horticultural/planting design, exterior vehicular/pedestrian circulation, site amenities, fountains, resort pool environments and dayclubs, roof decks, specialty features, event areas, terraces and courtyards.



The end result is a portfolio of notable garden environments that can be experienced at casinos Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA; Barona Resort & Casino in Lakeside, CA; Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Pala, CA; Spa Casino Resort in Palm Springs, CA; Golden Nugget Lake Charles in Lake Charles, LA; L’Auberge Casino Resort in Baton Rouge, LA; The Water Club by Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ; Red Rock Casino Resort, Wynn, Encore, The Venetian/The Palazzo, Bellagio and Mirage in Las Vegas; hotels Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL; and Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL to name just a few.

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Eleventh Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

March 25-27, 2018

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA

The Eleventh Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference will be held March 25-27, 2018 at the newly renovated Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. This unique conference is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the most relevant topics in the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry. If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!