Christopher Tidwell Joins HDR

Christopher Tidwell, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, has joined HDR as a healthcare principal for Atlanta, Ga., where he will lead the charge of strengthening the Atlanta healthcare practice by promoting local talent, building upon the momentum of recent wins within the region and cultivating new relationships with strategic healthcare providers. He will serve as a client advocate, and he will help with recruitment efforts in the South.

"Chris brings 25 years of visionary leadership and healthcare expertise to our team," says JP Perez, managing principal. "He has already been highly instrumental in a recent Mission Health win, and I am confident in his ability to elevate our profile in the region."

Chris has programmed, planned, designed and managed large, complex master plans and projects throughout the United States. His diverse portfolio in the healthcare, academic, senior living, multi-family and hospitality sectors has exceeded $3 billion in construction costs over the last 25 years. Chris' experience besides design, management, and construction is recruitment for key personnel, national client advocacy, business development, and not-for-profit fund-raising efforts for charities.

"It is exciting to join a firm that has earned the No. 1 ranking in healthcare 12 years in a row," Chris explains. "The depth of in-house capabilities and the forward-thinking, optimistic culture are what first attracted me to HDR."

His most notable healthcare planning and design projects include Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Fla.; a replacement facility for Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Va.; an ambulatory care building at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.; a campus plan and new hospital for Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring, Fla.; and outpatients clinics for Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta and Portland, Ore., Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, La. He has also completed academic work for clients such as the University of Virginia, Flagler College and Vanderbilt University. 

Chris has spoken at national conventions, and he has published articles on programming and planning large projects in Modern Healthcare and other publications. And he served as an editor of both ArchitectureSouth Magazine and Tennessee Architect.