HDR Expands Architecture Practice with Kansas City Studio

HDR, ranked No. 1 in healthcare architecture by Modern Healthcare and three other organizations, announces the opening of its Kansas City, Missouri, architecture studio, welcoming Jacqueline Foy as health principal, Erin Fogarty as interior design principal, and Niyanta Gopal as studio leader.

Jacqueline Foy
Jacqueline Foy
Erin Fogarty HDR
Erin Fogarty
Niyanta Gopal
Niyanta Gopal

Bolstering the firm’s design capabilities in Kansas City, the architecture studio brings HDR’s global expertise in health, science, education and research facility design and planning to the region, with new architecture leadership bringing decades of collective local and regional experience and specializations in healthcare and pediatric design.

"Design excellence, technical expertise and a commitment to building healthy communities define HDR's culture," said HDR's North Central Operations Manager Joseph Drimmel. "With Kansas City's current emphasis on health equity and sustainable development, HDR's newest architecture studio is well-positioned to work alongside local and regional institutions to design the children's hospitals, academic health centers and community-centric facilities for the future."

Known for designing healing environments throughout Kansas City and the surrounding region, Jacqueline Foy, Erin Fogarty and Niyanta Gopal have designed facilities for Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Cox Health, Liberty Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Joining HDR’s local Kansas City office, established in 1994 and recognized for providing design and engineering services on award-winning projects such as the Kansas City Streetcar, the new architecture team is poised to deliver academic medical and community health facilities of all scales.

About HDR 
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 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.