John Dineen Named Director of Planning, Education & Science

John Dineen
John Dineen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

HDR is excited to announce that John Dineen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to director of planning, education, and science. Dineen will lead HDR’s global education and science planning team in this position, recently ranked No. 1 in Science and Technology by Building, Design & Construction, and No. 2 in Laboratory Design.

While retaining his role as education and science principal in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture studio, Dineen will direct an incredibly talented group of over 20 planners worldwide working alongside academic, institutional, government, and corporate sector clients. He will focus on enhancing his planning team’s impact and elevating their capabilities and global expertise to provide unmatched planning solutions to all stakeholders.

“HDR has an elite team of highly specialized education and science planners, and we wanted an insightful and forward-thinking leader who knows how to nurture and coach such a team for continued success,” said Architecture Professional Services Director Chris Bormann. “We are confident that John has the right mix of skills to keep advancing the expertise of this team of specialists.”

Dineen’s excellent organizational and communication skills and planning expertise have been honed as a project manager of integrated project teams and education and science principal. He brings owners, contractors, and design teams together with a unified vision and direction.

“I am very excited to join this renowned group of individuals in our lab planning group,” Dineen said. “This team sits at the core of our education and science practice, drives innovation for our clients, and is considered by our clients to be among the best subject matter experts in the profession. Problem-solving is at the root of what we do. As a problem solver, I look forward to collaborating with this extraordinarily talented team and helping guide our organization toward continued excellence and growth.”

Dineen has over two decades of experience in the industry, including planning and design for architectural projects of varying scopes and sizes. He has worked with a wide array of clients on many impressive academic and science projects, including the University of Nebraska Lied Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Kiewit Luminarium, Creighton University Rigge Science Building Lab Renovations, and Jesse Jones Library Phased Renovation as well as other civic and healthcare projects.