HDR Architecture names president
Doug Wignall has been named president of HDR Architecture Inc., Omaha.
Doug Wignall, AIA, RAIC, LEED AP, has been named president of HDR Architecture Inc., succeeding Merle Bachman, AIA, who retired on Dec. 30, 2011. Wignall, a 20-year veteran of HDR, was previously senior vice president and international director of the firm’s Healthcare program.
HDR Architecture is known globally for its designs for urban environments, campuses and buildings in the healthcare, science and technology, civic, justice and higher education markets. The firm provides complete design services to clients from more than 40 offices across the U.S., as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and its newest office in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Wignall’s leadership was instrumental in the growth of the Healthcare program’s presence throughout the U.S. and abroad, concentrating international efforts on increased work in Canada and the Middle East. He also oversaw increased activity from the Federal market segment and championed the evolution of HDR’s “non-traditional” architectural services to keep pace with the challenging and diverse architectural field.
Wignall holds a Masters of Architecture degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he also received his undergraduate degree.
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