Sarunas Rumsa Joins HDR as Education, Science, and Tech Principal

Sarunas Rumsa

Sarunas Rumsa, AIA, LEED AP, has joined HDR as an Education | Science | Tech principal, based in Chicago. His responsibilities include leading efforts to deliver exceptional education, science and technology projects in Chicago and the surrounding area.  

Joining HDR is a return of sorts for Rumsa, as he worked for CUH2A (which has since been acquired by HDR) from 1997 to 2005. Since leaving CUH2A, he has held senior-level positions with Booth Hansen, M+W Group and Bancroft.

“It is wonderful to be working with Sarunas again,” said Warren Hendrickson, regional director for Education | Science | Tech. “Throughout his career he has made important contributions to sustainable, high performance environments that have enabled discoveries and positively contributed to their communities. I look forward to working with him to continue that important work with HDR.”

An architect with over 30 years of experience, Rumsa excels at the execution and delivery of technically complex projects for education, science and technology clients. Over the years, he has held senior roles in design, architecture and lab planning on projects encompassing a variety of building types including research labs, high containment labs, data centers, wafer fabrication facilities and high performance computer centers.

Rumsa’s impressive portfolio reflects his personal ethos that good architecture adds value through improved performance, lowered costs and flexibility for future changes. In every engagement, he prioritizes helping his clients achieve their business goals while creating high quality, sustainable environments that meet the changing needs of building users and the community over time.

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 nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 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.