A Distinguished Career
Wynn Resorts wins approval for new resort in Massachusetts, Roger’s latest design. The New Yorker reports the planned resort will feature a mix of “vacation-lodge vocabulary” of fireplaces and wooden beams with a passion for eighteenth century France.
Design begins as work gets underway on Wynn Palace in Cotai zone in Macau, a $3.6 billion+ project, scheduled to open in early 2016.
Inducted into University of Nevada, Las Vegas Hall of Fame.
Roger designs the Architectural Digest Greenroom for the Academy Awards. (Read more)
Encore at Wynn Macau opens.
Honored with Excellence in Design Award from Interior Designers Institute.
Design Icon Award, World Market Center, Las Vegas.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas opens at cost of $2.3 billion.
Named Designer of the Year at International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show.
Named to Architectural Digest 100.
The Collection expands with furniture for Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman and designs for The Natural Carpet Company.
Wynn Macau opens.
The Roger Thomas Collection is inaugurated with signature designs for Trevi and APF Master Framemakers.
Wynn Las Vegas opens.
Elected to Hospitality Design Platinum Circle.
Lifetime Achievement award from the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.
Wynn Resorts sells Bellagio.
Wynn Resorts opens Bellagio, a $1.6 billion resort that was the most expensive hotel in the world. It changed the balance of the Las Vegas industry, with non-casino revenue surpassing gaming revenue for the first time.
Wynn opens swashbuckler-themed Treasure Island.
Wynn, working with Roger, opens tropical-themed The Mirage resort and hotels, kicking off new era of major themed resorts.
Steve Wynn, a family friend, asks Roger to help design a proposed major resort for Las Vegas, the first in 25 years.
Begins designing interiors for banks and other financial institutions, working for Yates-Silverman Inc.
Graduates with BFA in Art History from Tufts University in Medford, MA, in partnership with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Trained in painting, sculpture, textiles, metalsmithing and ceramics.
Graduates high school at Interlochen Arts Academy, the noted boarding school in northwestern Michigan. Focused on ceramics, metalwork, weaving.
Born in Salt Lake City in 1951. Grows up in Las Vegas, where his father was CEO of the Bank of Las Vegas.