Who We Are

While HLR Architects specializes in religious and educational facility design, we also have an extensive portfolio that includes commercial and retail projects, institutional and governmental buildings, offices, healthcare facilities, industrial/warehouse buildings, restaurants and multi-family housing. A lot of work involves difficult renovations and adaptive reuse of older buildings, as well as master planning so our clients have a vision of the future development of their facilities.

We are not a large firm.  We intentionally limit our size to around 10 to 15 professionals, as this allows the Principal to be more involved in each project from beginning to end.  Our firm is blessed with a staff of passionate and energetic people, working in a collaborative studio environment, and we associate with a network of recognized engineering firms and specialty consultants who expand and reinforce our capabilities.

The goal of each project we undertake is a clear and concise design solution to your program requirements.  Our construction documents are excellent, and our designs are cognizant of the project budget.  We are experienced in all types of project delivery – from traditional design/bid/build to design/build arrangements and fast-tracking.  We also recognize the value of sustainable design in our projects, both for the environment as well as for the individuals using the building. These issues are discussed with each client early in the design process.

The famous German architect Mies Van der Rohe once said “God is in the detail.”  This statement reflects the most important guiding principle of our practice. The attention to the details of your project from beginning to end, no matter how small, helps each project we undertake become a success for our clients.