Jesse McCarter Joins HDR Princeton Office

(October 31, 2013) - Jesse McCarter, AIA, has joined HDR Architecture's Princeton office as healthcare principal. He will be primarily responsible for managing and leading healthcare projects as well as working with Chris Bormann, East Region Director of Healthcare at HDR Architecture, with business development and marketing efforts in the region.

"I am really excited to have Jesse join our healthcare practice," says Chris. "He brings a broad range of significant healthcare experience, as well as intuitive leadership and strong management skills that are essential for delivering complex healthcare projects. Jesse is the latest key addition to our growing team of healthcare experts in the region and will prove to be a great asset to HDR and our clients."

From his very first healthcare project—a simple operating room expansion—Jesse is inspired by healthcare design, both its challenging complexity and its ability to improve lives. He is a hands-on, proactive leader and project manager. Jesse likes to remain closely involved throughout design process. His projects range from small department modernizations to $1 billion replacement hospitals, and he has worked for a diverse clientele, including community hospitals, urban healthcare systems, and academic medical centers.

From his experience in many roles in healthcare architecture, from medical planning and technical coordination to project management, Jesse has developed a solutions-based approach to smart project delivery. He has the ability to see both the big picture and the details, with a gift for taking complex processes and distilling them into incremental, achievable steps. His skills are invaluable to healthcare clients where the design processes can be incredibly complex. Jesse has been able to successfully work through these challenges with clear communication, insightful people skills, a desire to really understand clients' needs, and the ability to simplify and explain information.

Reflecting on his new position, Jesse says, "HDR has an incredible opportunity to bring something fresh to healthcare design in the northeast. We're facing a change in the healthcare establishment itself.  As architects and healthcare specialists, we must support and help guide our clients through these turbulent times by offering more than just building design, but a larger vision for how to deliver healthcare in the future. It's a fantastic challenge, and I'm excited to join the No. 1 healthcare firm and pursue these opportunities with the global resources at HDR."

Jesse received his bachelor of architecture from Philadelphia University, and has worked in the industry for 15 years, including time at other well-known healthcare firms such as at Ellerbe Becket, Perkins Eastman, and, most recently, HOK.