Nearly 150 HDR professionals live and work in Los Angeles County. In fact, the firm’s architecture and engineering staff recently took over an entire floor—28,000 sq. ft. – at Two California Plaza in the Bunker Hill District of downtown Los Angeles.
HDR says in a news release that its “new office reflects the firm’s strong commitment to connect and improve lives through the design of the built environment, clean water and transportation projects throughout Los Angeles.”
The firm’s current projects include: Link Union Station; the Emergency Security Operations Center; the I-605/SR-60 interchange; the City of Los Angeles’ Sidewalk Repair Program; Kaiser Permanente Chino Grand Medical Office Building; Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital; and Huntington Memorial Hospital. HDR also designed the Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center.
Leading HDR’s architecture studio in Los Angeles is Usman Tariq, the new managing principal. At HDR for eight years, he was most recently the associate managing principal of HDR’s Washington, D.C., studio, and was instrumental in its successful growth.
“The move from Pasadena is a catalyst for a storied future for HDR that is driven by excellence in design, quality and innovation, while remaining focused on client and community engagement,” he said.
Leading the engineering practice in Los Angeles is Kip Field, southern California area manager. “We’re currently delivering on some of the largest highway and transit projects in Los Angeles County,” Field said.
A grand opening celebration for the new office—and HDR’s 100th anniversary—was recently held with approximately 250 people in attendance. “It was a vibrant event that reflected the passion of all of the HDR professionals who call Los Angeles home,” Field said.