Established in 1991, BraytonHughes is recognized for its comprehensive interior design and architecture services across various sectors, including hospitality, corporate, private clubs, multi-family, residential, and institutional projects. The firm has worked with brands like Montage Resorts & Hotels, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Grand Hyatt, InterContinental, and Fairmont Hotels.
“We made the decision to join DLR Group to accelerate our growth and access scale to provide our people with more design opportunities,” says BraytonHughes president Janea Nakagawa. “This ensures the design legacy of BraytonHughes. DLR Group is 100-percent 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.”
As part of the acquisition, BraytonHughes will integrate with DLR Group and relocate to its San Francisco office this spring. Key members—including interior designers Janea Nakagawa, Rachel Fischbach, and Kiko Singh, along with architects Joel Villalon and Towan Kim—will join DLR Group as principals.
DLR Group also acquired RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture (RDC), a civic and public safety design firm, in January.