HDR Expands Health Practice in Mid-Atlantic Region with Addition of Richmond Team

RICHMOND, Va. – As part of HDR’s commitment to expanding its architecture practice throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Arlington, Virginia architecture office has expanded its presence with a new team of healthcare design experts in Richmond, Virginia.

The leadership team is made up by Sandy Shield Tkacz, healthcare principal; Bill Portes, senior project manager and Dennis Cummings, senior project architect. The trio boasts decades of experience leading projects and working closely with clients in the Mid-Atlantic region and surrounding areas.

Dennis Cummings, Sandy Shield Tkacz and Bill Portes with HDR.

Sandra Shield Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, will spearhead growth of the health practice in Central Virginia and surrounding regions. Most recently, Shield led HDR’s health architecture practice on the West Coast. She has an extensive portfolio of broad project experience with academic medical centers, community hospitals, children’s hospitals, ambulatory facilities and educational facilities.

Bill Portes, AIA, has joined the architecture team in Richmond as senior project manager. Portes has significant experience leading, managing and planning all aspects of complex projects. He is fluent in health codes and regulations and is a hands-on leader, working diligently with clients to achieve successful outcomes.

Dennis Cummings, AIA, joins the team as a senior project architect with over 25 years of experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge in healthcare design with skills ranging from programming, planning, design and building construction. Cummings is committed to leading multi-discipline teams and working closely with clients to bring their visions to life.

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Posted February 2, 2017

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