Curt Finfrock Rejoins HDR as Education | Science | Tech Director for U.S. Southeast

Curt Finfrock

Curt Finfrock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has rejoined HDR as education | science | tech director for the U.S. Southeast region. Curt will be responsible for strategic planning, client development and project team leadership for education, science and tech projects in that region.

He will be based in HDR’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office, working closely with the architecture and federal programs in Atlanta, Tampa, Florida, and other East Coast offices. 

Finfrock was S&T/design principal in HDR’s Bethesda, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia, offices from 2009 to 2014. He rejoins the firm after spending the last five years as the S&T Midwest practice leader at CannonDesign in Chicago.

“Well-designed facilities are vitally important to successful experimentation and research," Finfrock said. "It’s exciting to rejoin the HDR team where we have extraordinary opportunities to work with world-leading scientists to collaboratively design these unique architecture and scientific environments."

Over his 35-plus year career, Finfrock has developed an impressive portfolio of science and technology facilities. As a designer, he brings with him deep expertise in unique, one-of-a-kind advanced research projects requiring high levels of design integration between planning, architecture, engineering and innovative scientific applications. His experience includes high energy physics particle accelerators, cleanrooms, advanced imaging and many associated interdisciplinary science facilities. His clients include recognizable agencies and institutions, such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Environmental Protection Agency, Johns Hopkins University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“I am very excited to welcome Curt back to HDR, reuniting one of the industry’s most well respected ‘Big Science’ architects with the No. 1 Science and Technology firm,” said Kevin Jelinek, East region director for education | science | tech. “Curt’s passion for science, his lifelong commitment to design excellence, and his portfolio of federal and academic work will enhance our ability to serve existing clients and connect with new opportunities.”