Wilson Associates has announced the promotion of JoyceLynn Lagula to design principal of both the Los Angeles and Las Vegas studios, elevated from her previous role as design director in Las Vegas. Remaining headquartered in Nevada, Lagula will oversee design direction and business development for the two emerging Southwest offices, continuing to solidify the firm’s presence in the gaming and entertainment industries while recruiting and mentoring local design talent.
Lagula joined Wilson Associates in May 2019, when the firm’s Las Vegas studio was first established. Her project portfolio includes high-profile clients such as Resorts World Las Vegas, Holland Casino, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and a confidential hotel-casino project in New Orleans. Lagula, who possesses more than 15 years of design experience in the gaming and entertainment sectors, studies key trends and shifts in the industry while demonstrating a continued passion for learning and commitment to stay ahead of the competition.
As design principal, Lagula will build and cultivate a growing team of young design professionals in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas studios. Looking beyond current trends, Lagula foresees creative opportunities in the gaming industry that ensure safer elements for the gaming floor without compromising the long-term design of engagement for the next generation of guests. “I see an opportunity to transform the overall gaming experience,” says Lagula. “Comfort levels toward travel and gaming will eventually return, as we provide thoughtful hospitality and gaming spaces with immersive experiences.”
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