HBG Design Promotes Emily Marshall to Principal

MEMPHIS, TN – HBG Design has announced the promotion of Emily Marshall, IIDA, NCIDQ, to the role of Principal.

“Emily has been leading our interior design discipline for 10 years and has been a steadfast proponent and trailblazer in blending our design specialties into a truly integrated architecture and interior design practice,” said 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 firm’s interior design group has grown to 25-strong across three offices in Memphis, TN, San Diego, CA, and Dallas, TX. Marshall is credited for leading the growth and development of HBG Design’s interior design team, focusing much of her energies over the last decade on nurturing, mentoring, and advocating for this energetic and talented group of professionals.

“Emily’s design leadership and ability to foster meaningful client relationships are also signature qualities of her professional approach,” said 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 Marshall 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 $180M, 459-room Cache Creek Casino Hotel in Brooks, CA; the $400M Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Glendale, AZ; as well as several new national project commissions, which launched in late 2020 – all of which involved a collaborative team process with Marshall serving in a pivotal leadership role.  

Translating her 15+ years of design experience into notable industry thought leadership, Marshall and her distinctive projects have been featured in Indian Gaming magazine, Boutique Design magazine, InspireDesign magazine, and other industry publications. Her work has and continues to shape the evolution and emphasize the importance of interior design in the hospitality and entertainment industry.

Marshall was the recipient of two high profile industry honors: Boutique Design magazine’s “Boutique 18” annual roster of the industry’s up-and-coming interior designers, and Global Gaming Business magazine’s “Emerging Leaders of Gaming Top 40 Under 40.” She is an NCIDQ licensed interior designer and active member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).