It is with much excitement that we announce the opening of HBG Design’s third office location in Dallas, Texas, joining our Memphis, Tennessee-based headquarters and our west coast office in San Diego, California.

The nucleus of our new Dallas location represents a select team of key former Wilson Associates architects and interior designers. This dynamic collective will be led Lela Richardson, NCIDQ who has joined the firm as Principal and Dallas Office Leader. Complementing the Dallas leadership is D. James Carry, AIA, NCARB who joins HBG Design as Consulting Principal.  Together, the former Wilson Associates Dallas team has more than 80+ years of combined five-star hospitality design experience designing iconic projects across the globe, including: Atlantis-The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado, Puerto Rico; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Guitar Tower, Hollywood, Florida; and Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, the first luxury hotel to open in Mexico City, Mexico in more than a decade.

This Dallas-based team brings a rich background in hospitality, luxury residential and commercial interior design to an already deep bench of talent at HBG Design, representing 100 professionals with a focused specialty in hotel design, resort destinations, and gaming and entertainment design.

“We believe the integration of this diverse, talented group of former Wilson Associates professionals into our firm will further enhance and enrich HBG Design’s mission to design personal, memorable and transformative experiences for our clients.
Rick Gardner, AIA, Practice Leader

About HBG Design

Founded in 1979, HBG Design continually ranks as a Top 10 hospitality design firm in the US, and has for over two decades. HBG is currently ranked #4 on the 2020 Top Designers list published by Hotel Business Magazine; and is also ranked #6 on the 2020 Hotel Design Giants list published by Building Design & Construction Magazine. The firm has been recognized with more than 200 design and industry excellence awards. HBG Design has been lauded for its business approach and commitment to employee growth and development, winning multiple Architecture/Engineering industry “Hot Firm” awards; eight national A/E “Best Places to Work” awards and four national awards for operations management and employee engagement.

In addition to crossover clients with the former Wilson Associates Dallas Office including Hyatt, Hilton, and Hard Rock International, HBG Design’s clients include Gaylord Entertainment/Gaylord Hotels, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Elvis Presley Enterprises and more than 40 Sovereign Nations across the United States.