San Diego Business Journal – A downtown San Diego architectural firm that specializes in work for the hotel and entertainment industry has moved to a new location with room to grow.

HBG Design’s new San Diego office as of Oct. 1 is 707 Broadway, just a few blocks from its former location at 101 Broadway.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, HBG Design established its downtown San Diego presence in 2016. Since that time, the firm has tripled its staff count, growing to 15 employees in 21 months.

The new space is designed to allow continued growth as the firm recruits new talent. HBG Design has been working with clients in the area since 2005 and is currently delivering the $226 million resort expansion to the Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, scheduled for completion in 2019. The firm is also engaged in five other resort/hospitality design projects in southern and northern California.

“Our new 6,600 square foot space will greatly enhance our collaborative, technology-driven working style within a more synergistic, employee- and team-centered workspace,” says Joe Baruffaldi, principal at HBG Design.

“We’re excited about calling 707 Broadway home,” said Baruffaldi, who leads the San Diego office.

The new office has an open floor plan and 12 foot high ceilings, with big, open workspaces to encourage collaboration.