Hank Adams Named to Lead HDR’s Healthcare Program

With more than 25 years of experience, HDR vice president is tapped to lead firm's healthcare projects.

October 11, 2012 |

Hank Adams, AIA, ACHA, EDAC has been promoted to director of the healthcare program for HDR Architecture. A vice president with the firm, Adams has more than 25 years of healthcare architectural experience and has managed dozens of healthcare projects ranging from complete replacement facilities to multi-phased master plan implementations.

“All of us at HDR are proud of the design creativity, intellectual capital, and hard work that have contributed to building our global design and consulting practice. I am both honored and humbled to be leading the healthcare program; our work is not only a catalyst for change in healthcare delivery, but it impacts the health and well-being of the world,” Adams noted. “As we move forward, my vision for HDR is to be a trusted partner to our healthcare clients. We are helping them successfully navigate through the rapid evolution of modern medicine, economic shifts, and health policy changes toward a sustainable healthcare delivery system that meets the needs of both current and future generations. We’re curious, energized, and prepared to meet this challenge.”

“Hank’s passion for healthcare and his insight into the entire continuum of care made him the natural choice for leading our healthcare program,” said Doug Wignall, AIA, LEED AP, president of HDR Architecture. “His experience provides a unique and comprehensive understanding of the design, management, and technical aspects of complex healthcare projects.  He also works diligently to foster an environment that will continue to inspire our skilled and imaginative leaders who are staying one step ahead of the changing paradigm that is 21st-century healthcare.”

Adams has extensive firm leadership experience as a healthcare principal, project manager, healthcare planner, and business developer. As director of HDR’s healthcare program, he provides strategic leadership and overall direction for the program and commits the necessary resources of the firm to successfully complete healthcare projects that embody the firm's clients’ visions and goals. In addition, Adams is an integral member of the design team for the $1.2 billion Parkland replacement hospital project in Dallas, serving as the design manager for the HDR + Corgan Joint Venture Design Team and providing overall leadership and direction to the integrated project delivery team of healthcare design and construction experts.

Adams is based in the firm’s Dallas office. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).

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