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We’re problem solvers at heart. HMC Architects is a healthcare, education, and civic architecture firm with a sustainable approach to design. Our passionate and empowered teams truly love their work, and it shows. Learn about our partnerships with healthcare, education, and civic clients and see how we’ve worked together to solve their toughest design problems.
What is the role of the architect in healthcare data security?

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Healthcare Facilities | March 06, 2019 | HMC Architects Blog George Vangelatos, Chief Design Officer, and Michael Williams, Senior Medical Planner, HMC Architects

Safeguarding sensitive data is top of mind for healthcare administrators across the country, and, due to the malicious intents of hackers, their se...

Students in a study/classroom space
Education Facility | January 22, 2019 | HMC Architects Blog Angel Hosband, Managing Principal

A dynamic learning space needs to center around the learner, and be flexible enough to transform into any configuration that will facilitate collab...

Education Facility | August 24, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog HMC Architects

Before you incorporate active design into your college campus, you need to understand exactly what doing so entails.

Education Facility | July 11, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog Mark Schoeman, AIA, Principal

Would instruction be more effective if students spent less time passively listening to lectures and more time actively learning through activities,...

Sustainability | May 16, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog Eric Carbonnier and Eera Babtiwale

Is sustainability a model that our culture should adopt and promote knowing that the bucket will one day be empty?

Healthcare Facilities | April 20, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog Steve Wilson, DBIA and Petya Kisyova, AIA, LEED BD+C

Released in February 2016, the latest standards of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Chapter 800 Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations bui...

Lockers lining a high school hallway
Architects | March 30, 2018 | HMC Architects Blog Jesse Miller, AIA, Principal in Charge

How can we balance the need for additional security with design principles that foster a more nurturing next-generation learning environment for st...

Two designers using VR

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Virtual Reality | November 09, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog Chris Grant + Andrew Thompson

Being fully immersed into a space allows both architects and non-architects to understand and experience a project’s size, scale, scope, and learni...

Students sit around a fire at a campus student center

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Higher Education | August 08, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog Brett Leavitt, AIA, LEED A.P., Design Principal

Studies indicate that the longer a student remains on campus—and in an academic mindset—the greater their chance for academic growth and success....

K-12 Schools | April 21, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog Angel Hosband and Trenton Hansen and Brian Meyers.

School districts that invested in their athletic facilities over the last few years have seen a tremendous increase in student morale and health, g...

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Building Team | April 07, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog Chris Taylor, Ed Mierau, Dave Umstot

With California’s increasingly busy—and costly—construction market, it’s becoming more difficult to predict costs with a typical design-bid-build d...

Portola High School, Irvine (Calif.) Unified School District. Photo: Lawrence Anderson

K-12 Schools | March 09, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog James Krueger and Barbara Perez, HMC Architects

What is school branding and why is it important? HMC Architects’ James Krueger and Barbara Perez weigh in on the topic.

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