Architecture Group President
Doug Wignall has devoted his career to HDR, from his first job as an intern architect in 1991 to his current role as Architecture Group President. His commitment to design excellence has created a culture where collaboration across disciplines and passion for innovation collide to advance HDR’s design profile. He championed the evolution of non-traditional design and consulting services to keep pace with the challenging and diverse architectural field, and under his leadership, the firm has expanded into Canada, the Middle East, China, Germany, and Australia.
Before being tapped to lead HDR’s architecture practice, Doug was global director of the firm’s Healthcare program, growing it into the number one healthcare design practice in the world, a position HDR has held for 14 consecutive years. He was also instrumental in fostering collaborations with premier manufacturers to design furniture, flooring, and fabric products targeted primarily to the healthcare environment. Two of HDR’s collaborations have won prestigious Best of the Year awards from Interior Design magazine.
Doug attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning both a Bachelor and a Masters of Architecture degree. He is a registered architect, is a member of both the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and the American Institute of Architects, and has received his LEED AP certification as well.
Doug has been a member of HDR's board since 2012.