WEB EXTRA: Chapel In The Woods At The Guesthouse At Graceland

What a lovely ceremony! HBG Design is honored to take part in redesigning one of the most iconic wedding destinations around. So glad we got to be there for the grand opening of the new Chapel in the Woods at The Guest House at Graceland™.  The first ceremony in the new chapel took place during Elvis Week 2018, the 2,000th wedding ceremony to be held at Graceland, along with a renewal of vows by 10 couples who met at Graceland© or during Elvis Week. The vow renewal was captured in the WEB EXTRA below.

View the WEB EXTRA here, featuring HBG designer Katie Lynn.

$225M One Beale riverfront development to open with Hyatt Centric hotel, apartments, dining

“It’s really a hotel that caters to people who want to explore the city. The mission all along has been to create a unique project for Memphis.” – Mark Weaver, FAIA, Principal and lead architectural designer for the Hyatt Centric hotel at One Beale.

Check out how this new hotel at the foot of Beale Street will enhance the downtown experience, in this article from High Ground News!

The Kirk Bobo Creating Impact Grant designs a new entry experience at Treadwell Middle School in Memphis’ The Heights neighborhood!

HBG Design is excited to share our new legacy program in honor of retired founding partner, Kirk Bobo. This employee engagement and volunteer initiative is dedicated to creating impact in our Memphis community. HBG Design employees have been bringing their talent and strength to creating a positive impact in the heart of the community.

This year, HBG Design and the Kirk Bobo Creating Impact Grant were thrilled to partner with Heights CDC to give local Treadwell Middle School a fresh new entry experience – just in time for the new school year! 

The abstracted eagle feather mural inside the main entrance boldly represents Treadwell’s school colors and mascot. The greenspace adjacent to the front entrance now has custom-made benches and planters where students can gather before and after school – the perfect location for face-to-face interaction. Students will be filled with school spirit each time they enter!

The Kirk Bobo Creating Impact Grant committee and HBG Design volunteers have spent over 300 hours developing the new improvements at Treadwell. We look forward to a continued relationship with the Heights community and Treadwell Middle School.

And thanks to Local Memphis for highlighting this awesome project in this WEB EXTRA! 

First of Its Kind: Four Winds Casino moves Indian Gaming into Indiana

“Our team has worked to strategically enhance the design quality and aesthetic over [Four Winds Casino’s] four-property, now multi-state, brand.” – Paul Bell, AIA, Project Manager/Principal, HBG Design

Read more about how Four Winds South Bend expanded its presence as the first tribal casino in the state of Indiana in Global Gaming Business’ Casino Style Magazine, 2018.

Carlisle, LLC announces One Beale Hotel and Office Development Partners

Downtown Memphis’ One Beale development to commence construction in early 2019

HBG Design is architect and interior designer for the Hyatt Centric project at One Beale.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 24, 2018) – Carlisle, LLC announced today that the highly-anticipated One Beale development has selected its partners and plans to start construction in January 2019.

Originally envisioned by the late Gene Carlisle in 2004, One Beale will break ground on its transformative downtown riverfront development. Since the initial announcement, One Beale has expanded to include the historic Ellis Machine Shop buildings recently acquired by Carlisle as part of an overall two-year plan redesign.

Today, with over 5.5 riverfront acres, Carlisle has master planned its new Beale St. riverfront development at Beale Street as a mixed-use, multi-parcel development comprising of a hotel, residential, retail and office spaces, along with a public parking garage. Preliminary financials value the total development at $225 million, with the first phase estimated at $130 million starting in January.

One Beale will serve as a gateway to the sports and entertainment district of Beale Street, connecting Memphis’ world class but underdeveloped riverfront to one of America’s most iconic streets.

“My dad had a saying that ‘people and cities define themselves by their buildings, and as a native Memphian, I could not be prouder of what One Beale says about our city’s culturally rich past and our promising future,” said Chance Carlisle, CEO of Carlisle, LLC.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced its plans to develop a Hyatt Centric hotel. This boutique hotel brand is built in the hearts of vibrant, world-renowned gateway cities such as Tokyo, Miami, San Francisco and New Orleans — and now, Memphis. The full-service, four-star Hyatt Centric hotel will host 227 rooms, along with 15,000 square feet of conference and meeting space on famed Beale Street, and will include the renovation of historic Ellis Machine Shop as part of its conference center. The hotel will feature a new riverfront restaurant, outdoor pool plaza and rooftop lounge with amazing views of downtown and the Mississippi River. Hyatt Hotels will be a 50 percent joint venture owner of the hotel and manage the hotel through a long-term management agreement.

Carlisle will also be developing a separate, mixed-use residential apartment building that will offer 227 high-end living spaces for families and individuals, contributing to the ever-growing, in-demand residential real estate of Downtown Memphis. Construction on this building will begin in conjunction with the Hyatt Centric and will offer up to 15,000 square feet of office space as well as approximately 10,000 square feet of riverfront restaurant space. This downtown destination fulfills multiple purposes as a space to live, work and eat.

As part of Phase 2, Highwoods Properties is seeking to develop 200,000–400,000 square feet of Class A office development at 1 Beale St., the development’s most prestigious address. The company is working with the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and Carlisle to secure an “anchor tenant” with construction contingent on finding a large office customer.

Building on the success of Catherine and Mary’s at The Chisca, Carlisle is teaming up again with Memphis Culinary trendsetters Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman to open the downtown core’s first riverfront restaurant. These two James Beard nominated chefs have crafted immensely popular restaurant experiences at their other eateries, such as the Gray Canary and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.

In addition to the retail, living and working spaces of One Beale, Carlisle plans to include a seven-story parking garage with 475 parking spots to serve the entire riverfront neighborhood. Funded by the Downtown Parking Authority, the garage will begin construction along with the multifamily, mixed-use building.

During construction, Younger Associates estimates that the first Phase 1 of One Beale will produce nearly 1,484 full time jobs over its two year construction timeframe and have an economic impact of $294 million dollars to the region. The City of Memphis and Shelby County will collect in excess of $1.8 million dollars of tax revenue.

Once the development reaches stabilized occupancy, One Beale will create 423 full time equivalent jobs generating $11.3 million dollars in local wages and $2.25 million per year in additional city/county tax revenue.

General contractors for the project will be announced toward the end of this year. Completion of the first phase of the project is scheduled for late 2020.

For more information about One Beale, please visit carlislecorp.com .



Carlisle is a Memphis-based real estate and specialty hospitality company. Carlisle is a franchisee of The Wendy’s Company and a leader in commercial real estate development. Carlisle is a family-founded and owned business which employs approximately 6,000 employees across 7 states. For more information, visit www.carlislecorp.com

Read our thoughts on Timeless Design in GGB’s Casino Style 2018

"Instead of catering to one generation or the other, the gaming and design industry should focus more holistically, which is best accomplished by broadening and elevating the total guest experience for all demographics.” – Dike Bacon, as featured in the latest Global Gaming Business, Casino Style magazine.

Click for a PDF version of the article.

HBG Design selected as an Outstanding EP (Emerging Professional) Friendly Firm of 2018 by AIA Tennessee

HBG Design is excited to be selected as an Outstanding EP (Emerging Professional) Friendly Firm of 2018 by AIA Tennessee, for our commitment to providing growth programs and learning opportunities for our up and coming architecture and interior design staff!


HBG Design ranked as Top 10 Hotel Sector Architecture Firm by Building Design+Construction

HBG Design is honored to be ranked among the Top 10 of the nation’s most prominent Hotel Sector Architecture Firms by Building Design+Construction Magazine!

See the list here.

Four Winds South Bend Makes Its Mark