Get to Know HBG Design

  • Rick Gardner, AIA, Co-CEO / Principal / Practice Leader tends his Japanese inspired garden when he isn’t cultivating client relationships.
  • Danny Valle, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, Memphis is an avid family man; his family’s influence has inspired him to live each day to its fullest.
  • Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, San Diego is inspired by the power of teamwork, and the detailed nuance of well-designed building forms that fulfill greater functionality.
  • Paul Bell, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, Memphis runs marathons, which motivates him to excel, personally and professionally.
  • Dike Bacon, Principal / Business Development Leader is a connoisseur of great food; culinary diversity is a perk of his business travels.
  • Kelly DeVine, Principal / Development Director is a themed entertainment veteran, a strong market surveyor, and a genuinely attentive listener.
  • Nathan Peak, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal / Design Discipline Leader is a GGB “Top 40 Under 40” winner. His best design ideas come while trail running and while drawing with his two kids.
  • Emily Marshall, IIDA Sr. Associate / Interior Design Discipline Leader is highly in-tune to the hospitality market, where her elegant, modern design aesthetic transforms the guest experience.
  • Rob Jurbergs, AIA, Principal / Lead Designer is an experienced traveler and an artist at heart, finding inspiration everywhere... especially in the unlimited imaginations of his two sons.
  • Craig Conrad, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Documentation Discipline Leader When not supporting his clients, he's cheering on his Auburn alma mater. War Eagle!
  • Deidre Brady, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate / Project Manager promotes holistic, biophilic interior experiences by day and sustainable historic home renovation by night.
  • Geoff Wyonzek, Principal / Shared Services Leader facilitates the efficiency of our internal teams so HBG Design is on the cutting edge with our project delivery processes.
  • Mark Weaver, FAIA, Principal / Lead Designer is a music fanatic; rhythm and harmony inspire his design creativity.

Our name is inspired by our passion for designing memorable, transformative experiences. 

HBG Design is a Top 10 nationally-recognized hospitality and entertainment architecture and interior design firm. Founded in 1979 in Memphis, TN the firm operates two offices in Memphis and San Diego, CA. HBG Design’s award-winning projects span across the country and around the world, with diverse hospitality, entertainment and leisure destination clients across the U.S.

Our 100-person integrated team of architects, interior designers, interior architects, documentation staff and code professionals translate market influences, culture, brand, original storytelling and sustainable concepts into inspired design for our clients. Combined with carefully crafted details, efficient layouts and well-planned execution, HBG Design delivers the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Meet HBG Design’s Project Leaders, below, who play a pivotal role in aligning our clients’ needs and aspirations with creative, strategic project solutions.

Get to Know HBG Design

Our name is inspired by our passion for designing memorable, transformative experiences. 

HBG Design is a Top 10 nationally-recognized hospitality and entertainment architecture and interior design firm. Founded in 1979 in Memphis, TN the firm operates two offices in Memphis and San Diego, CA. HBG Design’s award-winning projects span across the country and around the world, with diverse hospitality, entertainment and leisure destination clients across the U.S.

Our 100-person integrated team of architects, interior designers, interior architects, documentation staff and code professionals translate market influences, culture, brand, original storytelling and sustainable concepts into inspired design for our clients. Combined with carefully crafted details, efficient layouts and well-planned execution, HBG Design delivers the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Meet HBG Design’s Project Leaders, below, who play a pivotal role in aligning our clients’ needs and aspirations with creative, strategic project solutions.

  • Rick Gardner, AIA, Co-CEO / Principal / Practice Leader tends his Japanese inspired garden when he isn’t cultivating client relationships.
  • Danny Valle, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, Memphis is an avid family man; his family’s influence has inspired him to live each day to its fullest.
  • Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, San Diego is inspired by the power of teamwork, and the detailed nuance of well-designed building forms that fulfill greater functionality.
  • Paul Bell, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Group Leader, Memphis runs marathons, which motivates him to excel, personally and professionally.
  • Dike Bacon, Principal / Business Development Leader is a connoisseur of great food; culinary diversity is a perk of his business travels.
  • Kelly DeVine, Principal / Development Director is a themed entertainment veteran, a strong market surveyor, and a genuinely attentive listener.
  • Nathan Peak, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal / Design Discipline Leader is a GGB “Top 40 Under 40” winner. His best design ideas come while trail running and while drawing with his two kids.
  • Emily Marshall, IIDA Sr. Associate / Interior Design Discipline Leader is highly in-tune to the hospitality market, where her elegant, modern design aesthetic transforms the guest experience.
  • Rob Jurbergs, AIA, Principal / Lead Designer is an experienced traveler and an artist at heart, finding inspiration everywhere... especially in the unlimited imaginations of his two sons.
  • Craig Conrad, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Documentation Discipline Leader When not supporting his clients, he's cheering on his Auburn alma mater. War Eagle!
  • Deidre Brady, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate / Project Manager promotes holistic, biophilic interior experiences by day and sustainable historic home renovation by night.
  • Geoff Wyonzek, Principal / Shared Services Leader facilitates the efficiency of our internal teams so HBG Design is on the cutting edge with our project delivery processes.
  • Mark Weaver, FAIA, Principal / Lead Designer is a music fanatic; rhythm and harmony inspire his design creativity.