Wilson Associates opens Shanghai design studio

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Wilson Associates opened a design studio in Shanghai in response to increasing opportunities for firm growth and projects in the region. Dylan Wills serves as principal and design director, leading a full-service design team.

Wills moved to Shanghai from Wilson’s Singapore office, and his portfolio of work in the region includes the Hilton Doubletree Jiangmen, Guangzhou Matsunichi Headquarters hotel and serviced apartments, Abhui Maritim Hotel China, and Lisboa Palace Casino Hotel Macau.

The design studio joins Wilson’s existing production studio in Shanghai, led by Lei Berger, VP, China. After a decade in Wilson’s Dallas design office, creating interiors for Disney, Fairmont, Four Season, Ritz-Carlton, Sofitel and St. Regis, Berger moved to Shanghai to lead an expansion into the China market. Her additional responsibilities include overseeing production and operations for the Shanghai office.


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The Wilson Associates Shanghai studio, located on Jumen Road, offers a range of design services in hospitality, residential/senior living, retail projects and luxury transportation.

The Shanghai design studio joins Wilson’s existing global constellation of offices, including the Dubai office and Paris Atelier with Tristan Auer.

Founded in 1971, Wilson Associates employs over 300 design professionals throughout eight global offices in Abu Dhabi, Dallas (HQ), Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Paris (Atelier), Shanghai and Singapore.

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