HDR Recognised in Architizer’s Inaugural Firm of the Year Awards

HDR earned recognition in six categories of the first annual Architizer A+Firm Awards. The awards were established to honor firms of every size and region of the world — celebrating work across all building typologies, nurturing the appreciation of meaningful design and promoting its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Winners were selected for recognition based on excellence in aesthetics, innovation, impact, versatility and mission.

HDR was named the top firm in the Collaboration category, which honors firms practicing excellence in projects in which they collaborated with another firm and with at least three collaborations completed within the last 10 years. Additionally, HDR was named a finalist in the Commercial, Humanitarian, and Conceptual categories, with Special Mention nods in the XL Firm and Institutional categories.

In reviewing HDR’s entire portfolio of work, the judges commented that “HDR stood out for its incredible versatility, placing among the world's best firms across a wide variety of specialisations. As a global team, the firm understands that collaboration is key, tapping local knowledge to produce architecture that is sensitive to its site and highly beneficial to local communities."

Submission requirements included project narratives and images for up to six projects that showed the firm’s exemplary work for the category in which it was being submitted.

HDR projects submitted in the Collaboration category included: Joslyn Art Museum (Foster + Partners); Holland Performing Arts Center (Polshek Partnership Architects); Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Gensler, Clive Wilkinson Architects, EGG Studio); Bridgepoint Active Healthcare (Diamond Schmitt, Stantec, KPMB Architects); Penn Medicine Patient Tower (PennFIRST team); and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University (Ehrlich Architects)

About the A+Firm Awards

The Architizer A+Firm Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architectural practices. The A+Firm Awards is designed to honour firms of every size, across every region of the world. The program is open to architecture firms, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, rendering studios, and photographers. Our mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life.