Kent Bonner Promoted to Managing Principal of HDR’s Arlington and Glen Allen Offices

Kent Bonner

Kent Bonner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been selected as managing principal of HDR’s Arlington and Glen Allen offices. In addition to overseeing 100 staff, Bonner's responsibilities include setting the strategic vision for the $35 million practice, developing and retaining talent, delivering design excellence and technical quality to our clients, managing HDR’s risks and strengthening the firm’s presence in the region.

“Kent brings the right balance of industry experience, design excellence and operations management to help lead the Arlington and Glen Allen architecture offices, which are part of HDR’s legacy architecture program, including the centerpiece of federal architecture,” said Tom McLaughlin, Northeast Regional director of operations. “We are most excited to bring Kent’s experience as a trusted and dedicated HDR employee-owner to the managing principal position.”

After earning his Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, Bonner began his professional career in the HDR Alexandria office, which is now located in Arlington. 

 “I look forward to leading these two architecture practices and supporting the talented staff who have contributed in countless ways to my career at HDR,” Bonner said. “I’m excited to leverage the managing principal role to drive excellence in design, quality and innovation while remaining focused on client and community engagement. As we emerge from the pandemic, our team is poised to continue the strategic growth and business development goals we’ve set to increase HDR’s market share in the Washington, D.C., and Richmond areas.”

Bonner has played integral roles in many HDR projects across all architecture market sectors, notably: Brookhaven National Laboratory Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Upton, New York; City of Alexandria Police Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland; National Guard Long Term Care Facility, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the USACE Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence, Augusta, Georgia.