Colin Rohlfing Joins HDR

(June 15, 2015) - We are pleased to announce that Colin Rohlfing, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HDR as vice president, director of sustainable development in the Chicago office. 

In his new role, Colin is responsible for the overall sustainable design leadership of the practice. He promotes quality design efforts among all departments, regional business units and market business units, and he is acutely involved in the positioning of the practice, as well as the pursuit, win and delivery of projects. He also provides global sustainable consulting thought leadership to enhance core services.  

"The abundance of diverse resources within the firm can have a monumental effect on sustainable performance and next-generation thinking," he says. "True collaborations and shared visions among these pertinent groups can make HDR unstoppable."

Colin is passionate about facilitating the marriage of performance and aesthetics, and he believes that a project can't be successful without these elements.

Over the past 12 years, Colin has held various design and leadership roles, as well as being actively involved with the USGBC, AIA COTE, Biomimicry Guild and the International Living Future Institute. He is an active speaker, and he has been recognized on Building Design + Construction Magazine's and Design Futures Council's "40 Under 40" lists and Engineering News-Record's "20 Under 40" list. He has received a USGBC Illinois Chapter's Natural Leader Award, among others.

"The imperative to deliver high-performance buildings is not only the socially, ethically and morally correct thing to do—it's also a growing and essential part of our customers' strategies for surviving in a highly competitive marketplace," says HDR's Director of Professional Services Tom Vandeveer. "By elevating our capabilities and commitment to sustainable design, HDR will maintain leadership in our markets and remain a trusted advisor to our clients."