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Brian Arial

AIA

Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Retail/Mixed-Use
  • Senior Principal
  • Global Retail/Mixed-Use Leader
Brian Arial
  • Senior Principal
  • Global Retail/Mixed-Use Leader
"We don't wait. If a client has a dark space, we want to creatively look at it from a design viewpoint and develop a core idea to get that space leased and earning revenue for the client. We're not here for the project. Our aim is win-win relationships with clients and a succession of projects over a long period of time."

Brian leads DLR Group’s Global Retail/Mixed-Use Studio. He collaborates with DLR Group design and business development professionals to meet the needs of developers and retail brands around the world. His extensive experience on a wide-variety of commercial projects including hospitality, restaurants, workplace, mixed-use, and entertainment allows him to understand the nuances of retail design, which in turn enables him to develop relationships with clients like Disney, Forest City, Macerich and Westfield.

Brian is adept at building integrated project teams that understand the needs of retail clients and the value of additional GLA. He collaborates with the design leaders and business development professionals to meet the needs of developers and retail brands in markets across the country and overseas.

"I love mentoring others and building the DLR Group Retail/Mixed Use practice. A mentor who greatly influenced me early in my career told me to not try to be a star, but to create stars. That is some of the best advice for building a practice I have ever heard."