HBG Design Opens Dallas Office With All-New Team

HBG’s new Dallas-based office is staffed by former Wilson Associates architects and designers, all with rich backgrounds in hospitality commercial interior design. They are led by Lela Richardson (l.), NCIDQ.

HBG Design Opens Dallas Office With All-New Team

On April 8, HBG Design announced the opening of a third office location in Dallas, which joins its Memphis-based headquarters and a west coast office in San Diego.

The nucleus of the Dallas location is a select team of key former Wilson Associates architects and interior designers. The dynamic collective will be led by 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. While at Wilson Associates, Carry led the interior design of HBG Design’s Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center project in Grapevine, Texas, recognized as an ALIS Development of the Year.

“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 hospitality experiences for our clients,” says Rick Gardner, AIA, practice leader of HBG Design.

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.

Founded in 1979, HBG Design continually ranks as a Top 10 hospitality design firm in the U.S. 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.

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