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Larry Lord joins HDR Architecture as South Region Science + Technology Director

2012/2012.0227.resited.larryLord.hDr.jpgLarry Lord
2.18.12 | Atlanta, GA | Larry Lord, FAIA, has joined HDR Architecture in Atlanta, GA as director of science + technology for the southern region. A founding partner at Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Lord is nationally renowned for his leadership in architecture for complex projects.

His career has included design for basic science, translational health science, analytical testing, next-generation engineering, and facilities for energy and environmental sciences. He is also extremely knowledgeable in the planning and design of specialty laboratories with complex technological requirements and constraints such as highly-controlled environments for containment, for sensitive equipment and instrumentation, and for work at sub-micron and the nano-scales.

Steve Riojas, AIA, national director of science + technology at HDR explains:

"We’re really fortunate to have Larry as an addition to HDR. He’s an icon in the industry and has a long history as a proven partner on premier science and technology projects. Larry’s a genuine difference-maker and we look forward to his contributions to our clients, projects and people."

Lord offers comprehensive expertise to prominent academic, government and corporate organizations across the country, including facilities planning, programming, commissioning, operations and maintenance strategies. A frequent guest speaker at academic and professional conferences and workshops, he is actively involved with the AIA and ASHRAE as well as Project Kaleidoscope. Lord also serves his community through leadership of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta; Camp Twin Lakes, a camp for children with chronic illnesses; Leadership Atlanta; and Concorde Fire Soccer Club, a nationally recognized youth soccer program. Lord says:

"I welcome the opportunity to advocate for our clients” science + technology and academic endeavors in this rapidly changing world. HDR has developed an amazing breadth and depth of expertise during its 90-year history. I look forward to collaborating with my talented colleagues at HDR and the clients we serve."

HDR architects, engineers and consultants are world-renowned for their award-winning designs for a full range of technologically advanced facilities for public and private sector healthcare, science + technology, and academic institutions. HDR is ranked No. 4 in Architectural Record’s 2011 Top 250 Design Firms survey. HDR has also won six R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year awards, the highest level of recognition in the industry. The rapidly converging fields of life sciences, physical sciences and healthcare demand comprehensive design and technical expertise; the hallmark of HDR.

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