On October 15, architect Alan Lapidus passed away in his home in Naples, Maine after battling prostate cancer. His legacy is often connected with his architect father, Morris Lapidus, and being “Donald Trump’s architect.” However, after working with his father for many years, he used those lessons and experiences he gained to establish a long architecture career designing hotels and casinos.
In a New York Times obituary written by Sam Roberts, he notes that even when Lapidus etched a name for himself while working at his father’s firm, “Mr. Lapidus did not try to outdo his father, whose motto was ‘Too much is never enough.’ But he followed his advice, designing palatial lodgings and capacious gambling halls to create ‘participatory theater,’ he wrote, in which guests could ‘indulge and fulfill their fantasies.'”