Dan Williamson Named Computational Design Lead at HDR
Dan Williamson, AIA, NCARB, has been named Computational Design lead for HDR's healthcare, education, science, and technology consulting practice. His responsibilities include spearheading project efforts relating to computational design and virtual experiences, working closely with the HDR Interiors practice.
Williamson is a registered architect with experience helping project teams plan and implement computational design, integrate virtual experiences, develop research opportunities and visualize complex data. He started at HDR as an intern in the St. Paul office in 2010 while attending college at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he earned his bachelor and master of architecture degrees. After graduation, he worked for OPN architects in Des Moines, Iowa before rejoining HDR as digital design leader for computation with HDR Consulting's practice innovation group.
Williamson said he is passionate about changing the way people live and work. He continually thinks about the integration of technology and data in our daily personal and professional lives. “The lines that separate those two are becoming ever more blurred, and the blurred space is incredibly interesting to me. Working within a profession that designs the built environment, I can have an impact on that interesting intersection.”
“Dan is a key addition to a team that is advancing the art of computational design in ways that are impacting the architecture industry,” said Scott Foral, Director of Consulting at HDR. “His expertise, especially in the realm of virtual reality, will enhance our consulting abilities as we continue to push our practice forward.”
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.