HDR acquires healthcare design-build firm Cooper Medical

March 03, 2011 |

HDR, a global architecture, engineering and consulting firm, has announced it has acquired Cooper Medical, a firm providing integrated design and construction services for healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. The new alliance, HDR Cooper Medical, will provide a full service design and construction delivery model to healthcare clients ranging from small outpatient clinics and specialty centers to large multi-specialty clinics as well as critical access and community hospitals.

“Economic conditions and pending healthcare legislation will undoubtedly foster continued growth in the integrated design and construction market for medical facilities,” said Doug Wignall, International Director of Healthcare for HDR. “As that market sector grows, so too will the need for maximizing each facility’s operational efficiencies. HDR Cooper Medical will combine the design and planning expertise of HDR’s designers, planners and consultants with the design-build know-how of Cooper Medical. This new partnership will help ensure quality healthcare environments at an affordable cost to clients.”

Cooper Medical is based in Oklahoma City, OK, and provides feasibility/financing services, program management, design-build and construction management. Its operations will continue under the previous leadership of Steve Cooper and Chris Cooper.

“When architects and builders work together from the start, clients benefit,” noted Steve Cooper, Director of the combined company. “Better design, more cost effective facilities, shorter schedules, reduced risk, and no surprises are some of the advantages of an integrated approach to healthcare facility design and construction.”

“The combination of these two companies is a good fit, not only because of the complementary services we provide to the healthcare industry, but because both firms believe in a ‘client for life’ philosophy,” added Doug Lisak, President of HDR Constructors. “That attitude is further strengthened by our common emphasis on technical competence, reliability, and responsiveness to client expectations.”

Cooper Medical has successfully completed hundreds of projects including hospitals, medical office buildings, surgery centers, group practices, and diagnostic facilities. The firm currently employs 25 professionals who know the critical demands of complex healthcare facilities. Clients rely on the firm’s rigorous and thorough quality assurance program to ensure quality at every stage of construction, keeping projects on schedule and on budget. Safety is a priority as demonstrated by Cooper Medical’s excellent safety record.

For more information about HDR Cooper Medical, visit www.hdrcoopermed.com.

About HDR

HDR is a global leader in integrated multidisciplinary design. Its nearly 8,000 employee owners are located in more than 185 offices and represent hundreds of disciplines and partner on blended teams to provide integrated solutions for our clients beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. For more than 50 years, HDR has delivered award-winning integrated healthcare planning and design for some of the world’s foremost medical centers and health systems. Its global healthcare practice uses evidence-based design methodologies to fully integrate clinical, operational and facility planning to support an organization's strategic objectives in design. HDR has been consistently ranked the No. 1 Healthcare Design firm because its clients rely on it for the advanced planning, programming and design expertise needed to deliver 21st-century healthcare. Visit www.hdrinc.com.

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