As we continue to strengthen our commitment to clients in the Western US, HBG is pleased to announce that we will be opening an office in Southern California during the first quarter of 2016. The new office will be led by Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, who has joined HBG as Principal and Group Leader. Joe represents an exciting addition to our project leadership team, complementing other HBG principals already familiar to you, including Rick Gardner, Dike Bacon, Paul Bell, Craig Conrad, Kelly DeVine, Rob Lee, and Danny Valle.

With more than 20 years project leadership experience, Joe’s experience in the hospitality, gaming and entertainment design industry includes several significant hotel developments and casino resorts across California and Arizona. Joe also has experience in mixed-use development, retail, transportation and public building venues. His hospitality expertise includes new construction, conversions, renovations, and master planning.

“Joe’s expertise further strengthens HBG’s robust hospitality and entertainment practice,” says Rick Gardner, AIA, Principal and Practice Leader of HBG, “and our expansion into California adds significantly to our team’s ability to provide enhanced service to our clients in the Western and Northwestern region.”