HBG Design Promotes Emily Marshall to Principal

Marking the first in a series of “getting back to normal” activities for the firm, HBG Design has promoted Emily Marshall (l.) to the role of principal. Marshall has been the firm’s leading interior designer for 10 years.

HBG Design Promotes Emily Marshall to Principal

Every day HBG Design is seeing more and more positive signs of the momentum and energy growing around us post pandemic – in our teams, on our projects, and around our offices. Marking the first in a series of “getting back to normal” activities for the firm, HBG Design is pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Marshall, IIDA, NCIDQ, to the role of principal.

“Emily has been leading our Interior Design discipline for ten years and has been a steadfast proponent and trailblazer in blending our design specialties into a truly integrated architecture and interior design practice”, says Rick Gardner, AIA, practice leader at HBG Design. “I am excited to formally recognize Emily’s leadership, talent, commitment to her team and dedication to HBG through her elevation to principal.”

When Marshall joined HBG Design in 2010, there were four interior designers in the firm. Today, the interior design group has grown to 25 people across three offices in Memphis, San Diego and Dallas.

Marshall is credited with leading the growth and development of the interior design team, focusing much of her energies over the last decade on nurturing, mentoring, and advocating for this group of professionals. She exemplifies HBG’s commitment to sustaining a robust mentorship program as an important part of firm culture.

“Emily’s design leadership and ability to foster meaningful client relationships are also signature qualities of her professional approach” added Gardner. “The passion she brings to engaging in the process of understanding and expressing our clients’ visions through thoughtful, compelling design experiences is nothing short of inspiring.”

Recent projects Emily has led include the 227-room Hyatt Centric Beale Street Hotel, a key component of the high-profile One Beale development in Memphis, TN; the $180 million, 459-room Cache Creek Casino Resort Hotel in Brooks, California; the $400 million Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Glendale, Arizona; as well as several new national project commissions which launched in late 2020; all of which involved a collaborative team process with Emily serving in a pivotal leadership role.

In 2019, Emily was recognized in Global Gaming Business magazine as one of the “Emerging Leaders of Gaming Top 40 Under 40.”