Christopher Jann Joins HDR as Education, Science & Tech Principal

Christopher Jann

Christopher Jann has joined HDR’s architecture practice as Education | Science | Tech (EST) Principal based out of the Chicago office, with a focus on business development. His responsibilities include leading efforts to win new work in the education, science, and technology sectors throughout the central region.  He will also help implement strategic initiatives focused on engaging clients and partners on larger issues facing their industries. 

Prior to joining HDR, Jann founded and led the Jann Group, LLC, a successful market research and business development consulting firm based in the Twin Cities. He has also held several leadership positions in business development and project research at top A/E companies. 

Jann brings 30 years of business development experience along with an entrepreneurial spirit to HDR, having spearheaded efforts to win design work in almost every state in the country. He is especially adept at implementing and using technology-based tools to enhance market research and business development efforts, always focused on the creation of tangible value to clients and partners.

“Chris has a strong focus on understanding our clients’ needs, drivers and challenges — seeking to align HDR’s capabilities to meet their expectations,” said Steve Riojas, Global Director of EST.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.