Joe Mamayek, HDR

Joe Mamayek, AIA, LEED AP

Design Principal

“We strive for community-based solutions, where the public realm becomes our greatest asset. And perhaps, our best outcomes are those that elevate the human/planet condition, where the commitment to bricks and mortar is optional.”

Joe is responsible for winning new initiatives and elevating HDR’s presence in the Boston area design community. He aims to strengthen what we have to offer to our clients through design research, collaboration and innovation — and by continuing to anticipate architectural and market-driven trends.

Most interested in solving a project’s — and the world’s — problems through the lens of design, Joe is always asking: “Have we achieved the inevitable?” He is passionate about improving the public realm and connecting with the community, and allowing biodiversity, sustainability and resiliency to help mitigate our current challenges.

Joe’s day-to-day work life entails mentoring; finding the next best opportunity; improving the way we think and do our work; and engaging with his colleagues, clients, consultants and vendors.

Among his most significant professional accomplishments is his work on the award-winning Union Station Intermodal Transportation Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, for which he also published both a video and an article. He mentored/facilitated a team competition called “Shelter in the Forest,” which won the 2017 BSA/AIA Unbuilt Architecture and Design Award and the 2018 HDR Opacity Research + Innovation Award. In addition, he frequently participates in Boston Society of Architects (BSA) lectures and seminars, and he is a member of the AIA and USGBC.

Joe’s team is currently leading the effort with iSQ, a new life science cluster adjacent to Boston’s Innovation District.