Wilson Associates has announced new hires to its Los Angeles studio. The recent additions follow Darrell Long, who was welcomed to Wilson Associates as regional managing director and design principal (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas) and Martin Vasquez, project director, last December, and Danielle Hirsch as design manager this spring. The new team includes Dane Quay, senior project designer; Jaclyn Wang, senior designer; and Niloofar Khalighi, senior designer.
Quay (shown above) joins the team with more than eight years of experience working on large hospitality projects around the globe. He will oversee all phases of the design process while assisting with project scopes, schedules, contracts, and budgets. His recent projects include 8950 Sunset in West Hollywood; DoubleTree Wenchang in Wenchang, China; and the JW Marriott Doha in Qatar.
Wang joins the Los Angeles studio following more than four years as senior designer in her previous role. In her new position with Wilson Associates, Wang will be tasked with overseeing the direction and daily activities of the internal team. Wang brings a portfolio of projects which include: Niccolo Hotel in Chongqing, China; Lot 32 Qiantan Residences in Shanghai, China; Hilton Westside in Culver City, California; and Qishi Bay Villas in Wenchang, China.
Leveraging six years of experience in hospitality interiors, Khalighi will be responsible for conceptualizing design direction while communicating project status and needs to the design director while maintaining communication with all project team members. Her portfolio includes: Hilton Westside in Culver City, California; Wilshire Curson in Los Angeles; the Watermark at Westwood Village in Los Angeles; and Encore Boston Harbor Hotel.
Photo of Dane Quay: Courtesy of Wilson Associates