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Erpestad Named Director of Federal Programs for HDR

Susana Andrade Erpestad
Susana Andrade Erpestad
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susana Andrade Erpestad, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, has been named Director of Federal Programs for HDR's architecture practice. Erpestad will transition from her previous role of Health Principal within HDR’s Washington, D.C., practice to lead the firm’s global federal architecture market. She will assume responsibility for operating and growing the practice as well as for elevating and promoting HDR’s federal brand across all architectural market sectors.

“The federal practice is thrilled to have Susana join our team," said Doug McAneny, Federal Practice President. "She is well regarded throughout our industry for her expertise and technical know-how. In her new role, she will significantly improve collaboration and delivery as we work and deliver bold projects and ideas for our Federal clients around the world.”

A registered Architect with 20 years of experience, Erpestad has led projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Since first joining HDR in 2010, Erpestad has grown within the company, gaining experience leading teams, fostering client engagement, delivering complex projects, mentoring staff and increasing market share.

Erpestad said she takes great pride in the contributions she makes toward developing her team members and the design outcomes that this approach brings to her clients. She also enjoys rethinking the strategic aspect of problem-solving during all project phases.

“I’m elated and looking forward to working alongside HDR’s outstanding market leaders and stakeholders across the federal practice to expand the practice and better serve our clients,” Erpestad said. “The ability to bring the unique character of HDR’s multidisciplinary design services to bear, coupled with the firm’s extensive experience across building typologies for all client types makes this opportunity especially exciting and promising.”

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