Jeff Fahs Leads HDR's Site Design Practice
Jeff Fahs, PLA, LEED AP, has been named director of HDR’s site design group, responsible for providing strategic direction and overall leadership for the practice, with a focus on growing and diversifying the practice. Fahs is an 18-year veteran of HDR and most recently served as leader of the firm’s Chicago, Illinois, site design studio.
Well-known for his design leadership and collaboration on large, integrated teams, Fahs also participates in business development and project management, mentors team members, plans the work and facilitates project assignments. His work involves projects spread across North America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
“The ability to make a positive impact on people’s lives through building and landscape projects is incredibly fulfilling,” Fahs said. ”Doing so from within an A/E environment means we get to see the tangible results of our creative work. We can observe it, participate in it and show it to our friends and family.”
During his career at HDR, Fahs has provided diverse leadership roles on many of the firm's largest and most complex projects. He was also responsible for establishing and directing the growth of the Chicago site design practice over the last 16 years.
Fahs is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a former education chair; a member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects; a member of the Chicago Architecture Center; and a former board member of the “Cornerstone” young professionals' group. He has lectured at the University of Georgia, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Nebraska, Iowa State University and the J.S. Morton East High School in Chicago.
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.