HDR Welcomes Elizabeth Mahon to the Philadelphia Studio
Elizabeth Mahon, AIA, LEED AP, has joined HDR’s Philadelphia architecture studio as Managing Principal. Passionate about design and how it contributes to creating spaces that inspire and delight, she is particularly interested in synthesizing a building’s context with its programmatic needs in order to connect to its surroundings and foster interaction and collaboration.
“It is immensely gratifying to be able to positively impact people’s lives and everyday experiences through design."
Responsible for building an architectural practice from the ground up and creating a presence for HDR’s architecture studio in the City of Philadelphia, Elizabeth is involved with building teams, developing relationships with clients and local institutions, and leading projects. Among her goals is to create a culture of collaboration and design excellence, which mirrors the firm’s aspirations as a whole.
Elizabeth has worked on large-scale academic and institutional projects for many distinguished firms throughout her career. Her extensive range of experience includes leading an architecture studio and project teams, planning and designing buildings, and working with diverse client groups to ensure successful project outcomes.
“During the past few years, our practice has enjoyed increasing growth in the East region in the health, science and education markets. I am confident that this new office in Philadelphia under Elizabeth’s leadership as Managing Principal will expand our opportunities to further strengthen this presence.”
Doug Wignall, President of Architecture
“Elizabeth’s passion for design, along with her experience building successful architecture teams, will help us to develop a strong architecture practice that will be a significant contributor to the Philadelphia architecture community.”
Mike Konsko, East Region Director of Operations
Elizabeth’s top three strengths related to her career are her design and planning expertise; her ability to work well with complex teams, and her focus on mentoring and empowering younger staff members. Her new position allows her to combine her business background (she has an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business) with her architectural experience.