Wilson Associates has announced the appointment of Darrell Long as Regional Managing Director. Long will oversee the design direction of the Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Dallas studios, and joins the company with plans of encouraging employee retention and internal growth for his designers while offering industry knowledge and international design expertise.
Long brings more than 25 years of experience to the role after spearheading several high-profile hospitality projects around the world, including Hilton Buena Park in Orange County California, The Dream Resort in Palm Springs and Niccolo Chongqing in China.
“As a firm, our goal for 2020 is to continue to tell impactful stories through design,” says Beth Campbell, CEO of Wilson Associates. “Darrell’s global design experience and love of modernism will add a unique perspective to our team, and we’re excited for what’s to come under his leadership.”
Long adds: “Success is not determined by quantity; it’s determined by quality. Wilson Associates is a world-class, luxury hospitality interior architectural design firm that values quality design. Design is about form and function. If you take a hotel, turn it upside down and shake it until everything falls out; turn it right side up, and that’s the design.”
He also keenly promotes the value of continued education on design and architecture: “By strengthening our talent, we will be able to achieve the best results. To achieve this, my goal is to provide transparency, understanding, respect and a sense of humour. We will focus on concentrated learning, sharing of ideas, and collaboration within our global studios.”