Dan Abeln Joins HDR as Health Principal in Minneapolis

Dan Abeln HDR
Dan Abeln

Daniel Abeln, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined HDR as a health principal based in HDR’s Minnesota architecture studio. In this role, Abeln will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in the Minnesota area to cultivate strong relationships with new and existing health clients while further growing HDR’s presence and reputation throughout the region.

“Dan is exactly who we need for Minneapolis. He is well respected by our clients and his peers and is a leader, a mentor, and an experienced architect with a passion for delivering design excellence in health,” said U.S. Central Region Director of Health Jim Thomson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. “I am thrilled that Dan has joined our team and have great expectations for his future success at HDR.”

“Healthcare design is my passion and no one embodies healthcare design quite like the depth of talent at HDR,” Abeln said. “It's an immense opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the Minneapolis studio, further build and lead a healthcare team, and continue to work with great clients across the region because HDR presents the resources, expertise, and support of a global firm with the roots of a humble midwestern culture.”

Abeln brings unique insights to his role having previously worked in the healthcare industry as the director of planning, design, and construction for a large academic medical center. He earned an MBA from the University of Nebraska and holds both a master of architecture and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from North Dakota State University.