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Ed Wilms



  • Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Retail+Mixed-Use
  • Principal
Ed Wilms
  • Principal

Ed is a leader within DLR Group’s Hospitality Studio and looked to as one of the firm's leading experts for hospitality, gaming, and entertainment design. He understands the importance of engaging all stakeholders in a highly collaborative design process to produce captivating spaces that enhance the guest experience and build brand loyalty. Ed empowers teams to develop design solutions that remain relevant over time, and his strong leadership and guidance creates an open and effective project team to accomplish a client’s vision.

"I love that my job is different every day. Each day brings a new design problem and I love being able to work it out with the most talented group of professionals. Each project truly is a team effort."

Ed is instrumental in DLR Group's ongoing design for expansion and renovations at the Mall of America, including the JW Marriott Minneapolis. He works closely with Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and boutique brands to deliver hospitality environments that inspire.

"I have learned so much from Ed Wilms. He listens – actually listens – to his clients. Watching him, I have come to understand that when you master the trait of listening everything else will fall in line to deliver what our clients desire." – DLR Group Principal Staci Patton

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