Diego Samuel

Diego Samuel, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Design Director

Diego brings a fresh and creative outlook to every project. With over 22 years of experience, Diego’s passion for architecture is apparent from concept through construction. At HDR, he leads design teams on a wide range of projects spanning the globe, including the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As a member of HDR’s Design Council, he also leads the firm’s initiative focused on enhancing the culture of design and fostering design conversations and collaborations across the firm.

Diego’s design portfolio includes many award-winning education, healthcare and corporate projects that demonstrate his ability to capture clear, simple and bold ideas and translate them into elegant design solutions. He is driven by the potential of architecture to embody and enhance a client’s vision through careful exploration into the core values that guide their growth and success. Naturally curious and inventive, Diego sees the exploration into different technologies, design tools and methodologies as a means to constantly challenge and push the design process towards more innovative, sustainable and beautiful solutions.

Diego enjoys giving back to the academic community and has served as a design critic at University of Pennsylvania, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, and Lehigh University.