Looney Promotes Four Designers

Brian Belcher, Julianne Cary, Mark Cary and Jenna Higginbotham to serve as associates

Boutique Design
Brian Belcher | Looney & Associates

Brian Belcher, Looney & Associates. Photo: Courtesy of Looney & Associates  


Looney & Associates, an interior design and architecture firm, has promoted Brian Belcher, Julianne Cary, Mark Cary and Jenna Higginbotham to associates. The firm says the designers have been promoted to support the firm’s growth and commissions to design several international hospitality projects.

Here’s more on those promoted:

Brian Belcher been at Looney & Associates since 2011. As a lead designer, he has worked on such projects as the Marriott Marquis Houston, Hyatt Regency Tyson’s Corner, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center and Renaissance Legacy Plano.

Julianne Cary brings a lifestyle-focused approach to hospitality projects and has been with the firm since 2005. She has worked on projects such as Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, The Banyan Tree at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and Marriott Marquis Houston.

Mark Cary, a project leader and designer at Looney & Associates, has worked at the firm since 2011. Projects he has executed include Omni at the Battery Atlanta, Omni Barton Creek, St. Regis Hotel in Anguilla, British West Indies and La Cantera Resort & Spa.

Jenna Higginbotham has worked as a designer and project leader at the firm since 2011. She provides design direction on interior architecture and space planning and has played roles in marketing, event planning and company culture. Her projects include The Lodge at Gulf State Park, JB Duke Hotel, Omni Nashville Hotel and Hyatt Regency Tyson’s Corner.

“These new associates have proven themselves to be the best in design, creativity and leadership, not only within our firm but also in our industry,” says Jim Looney, founder of Looney & Associates, which also has offices in Dallas and Chicago. “By channeling their energy and talent through effective mentorship, we are building an even stronger firm. We are clearly looking to the future.”