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Luxury Interiors Firm BraytonHughes Design Studios Joins DLR Group

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Luxury Interiors Firm BraytonHughes Design Studios Joins DLR Group

(SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, 2024) – DLR Group today announced the acquisition of San Francisco based luxury interiors firm BraytonHughes Design Studios. Established in 1991, BraytonHughes is a full-service interior design and architecture firm with work spanning hospitality, corporate, private clubs, multi-family, residential, and institutional projects.

BraytonHughes brings new luxury hospitality, resort, and residential project types to DLR Group. It has developed a sophisticated client list with projects spanning the globe for brands including Montage Resorts & Hotels, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Grand Hyatt, Intercontinental, and Fairmont Hotels.

“BraytonHughes adds a depth of award-winning, luxury interiors expertise that elevates our Hospitality studio and our global Interiors practice,” said DLR Group Board Chair Griff Davenport, FAIA. “Its mountain work, resort, country club work, and corporate workplace design bring new client types to DLR Group to accelerate growth in these segments. The talented designers at BraytonHughes also provide DLR Group a stronger design presence for interiors in California and the West Coast.”

“This ensures the design legacy of BraytonHughes. DLR Group is 100% employee-owned and that became incredibly attractive as we went through this process. Everyone at BraytonHughes will have the opportunity to be an owner and benefit financially from their design work as part of DLR Group,” continued Nakagawa.

BraytonHughes will relocate to DLR Group’s San Francisco office at 235 Montgomery Street this spring. Interior designers Janea Nakagawa, Rachel Fischbach, and Kiko Singh; and architects Joel Villalon and Towan Kim join DLR Group as principals.

“BraytonHughes brings a unique understanding and expertise in high-end hospitality and luxury project types to DLR Group,“ said BraytonHughes Principal Joel Villalon, AIA, IIDA. “As part of DLR Group, we are now able to offer a broader range of services to clients and provide our designers with more diverse projects.”

BraytonHughes is the second acquisition in as many weeks for DLR Group in the Bay Area. On January 9, civic and public safety design firm RossDrulisCusenbery joined DLR Group. With the addition of BraytonHughes and RDC, the San Francisco office now hosts 50 integrated design professionals, as well as 15 in Sonoma as part of the RDC acquisition.

DLR Group Senior Principal and Brand Communications Manager andy ernsting
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