HDR Joins Forces with Mill & Ross

Omaha, Nebraska -  HDR, one of North America's leading architectural, engineering and consulting firms, will join forces with the architectural practice of Mill & Ross Architects (2006) Inc., a Canadian architecture firm specializing in the planning and design of institutional facilities. The alliance, to operate as HDR | Mill & Ross Architects, is expected to further strengthen the leadership of the firms in healthcare design throughout Canada, and enhance their presence in civic, science, and technology building types.

HDR | Mill & Ross Architects will continue to operate the Canadian firm's two offices, a headquarters office in Kingston, Ontario, and another in Ottawa. Mill & Ross Architects is Canada's oldest continuously operated architectural practice, and has a recognized expertise in the design of healthcare facilities, with projects ranging from freestanding medical offices to hospital-based acute care services. Its capabilities also extend to a wide range of additional project types and sizes including correctional facilities, educational facilities, and small business, retail, and commercial developments. A multidisciplinary staff provides clients with a single source for planning, architecture, interior design and project management services.

"Mill & Ross Architects has been designing buildings for more than 150 years. We are thrilled to be joining forces with a team whose practice has been built and is maintained on many of the same qualities as HDR: its reputation for superior quality and the many satisfying long-term relationships the firm has developed with clients and the community," said Merle Bachman, president of HDR Architecture. "They are a highly regarded architecture firm, and we are very fortunate to have them join forces with HDR."

Michael Ross, president of Mill & Ross Architects, notes that the alliance will enable the firm to best continue its commitment to providing exemplary levels of service, design excellence, and technical knowledge to current and future clients in Kingston, Ottawa and eastern Ontario. "HDR's collaborative approach to the design of healthcare facilities of the future has made it an industry leader," said Ross. "Looking forward, we are excited at the opportunities and potential for growth in providing clients with expanded services in strategic and master planning, care delivery modeling, medical equipment planning, signage and wayfinding, technology consulting, and sustainable design."

HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with approximately 6,000 professionals in 141 locations worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. HDR Architecture has been ranked as the top healthcare design firm by Modern Healthcare magazine for four consecutive years, and is seventh on Architectural Record's list of the largest architecture practices for 2007. For more information, visit: www.hdrinc.com.

Contact: Katie Sosnowchik, HDR, 402-926-7080, katie.sosnowchik@hdrinc.com



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