BBGM Recent News

BBGM announces Promotions
Architecture and interior design firm BBGM has announced two promotions that recognize outstanding contribution, client service, and dedication to the firm. Tais S. Xavier and Cara Paglia are named associates. Tais S. Xavier is a registered architect and LEED AP. She holds an architecture degree and Urbanism from University of Brasilia. Cara Paglia is LEED AP and is registered interior designer in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia. She holds a Bachelor degree in Interior Design from Mercyhurst University.

BBGM in Work Design Magazine
BBGM Director, Al Gooden, published an article in Work Design Magazine titled "The Urban Suburban". In the article, Gooden describes the trend of commercial office tenants leaving the city for more affordable office spaces. As property managers in the city work to lure tenants back, an increasing number of suburban landlords are being forced to renovate their office buildings into sleek, contemporary spaces, in order to compete with their urban counterparts. The article features two projects by BBGM - McLean Plaza and Reston Executive Center. Click on the PDF link below to view the entire article.

BBGM was in the news. BBGM, a boutique architectural and interior design firm is the architect for luxury Watergate hotel. BBGM is excited to add another prominent D.C.'s big-name hotel to its portfolio. The firm designed the Mandarin Oriental, renovations at the Sofitel Lafayette Square, W hotel and the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park.

BBG-BBGM of Washington, DC Rebrands - Creating a Simpler Name with the Same Talents Washington, DC - On December 16, 2013, the Washington office of BBG-BBGM announced its new name: BBGM. While retaining top talent and a deep reservoir of rich, diversified experience, the Washington, DC owners consolidated the brand name. Under this simplified name, the company continues to provide renowned expertise in international architecture, interior design and space planning - remaining a premiere and respected firm throughout the world. The New York and Shanghai offices of BBG-BBGM have joined HOK. The Washington, DC office of BBG-BBGM will continue as BBGM.

Marriott to Open DCs Newest and Largest Hotel in Spring 2014, Interiors by BBGM
"The Marriott Marquis Washington will be the largest hotel in DC, connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The hotel will have a massive 1,175 rooms, including 49 suites, 105,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meetings space, five dining outlets, a high-tech concierge lounge, and a bi-level health club.

Roof Tops are Major Destinations for Hospitality Properties
Interior Design reports on stylish examples of this trend and included a "hot rooftop" designed by BBGM: The Observatory at The Graham Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

BBGM Green Again
BBGM designs Marriot's 100th LEED Property.

Financing Secured, Donohoe to Break Ground on Ballston Hotel
The Residence Inn by Marriott at Arlington Ballston, which will be located at 650 North Quincy St, will be Ballston's first extended-stay hotel. Designed by architecture firm BBGM, the 183-suite contemporary hotel will include 1,880 square feet of retail space, 111 underground parking spaces, an indoor pool and whirlpool and a landscaped terrace. For full article, please click on link below.