HMC Architects Hires Michael Orr as New Managing Principal for Bay Area Office

Michael Orr, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, has joined HMC Architects as managing principal of the firm’s Bay Area, California office where he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the studio.

He previously served as managing principal for HDR in its San Francisco office. In his new role, Orr will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the practice, as well as lead the design studio in developing strong teams with diverse areas of expertise to deliver inspiring design solutions for clients in the area.

With over 20 years of experience, Orr’s multi-faceted roles, as an architect, management consultant and leader, will be an asset to HMC and its clients. He initially worked as an architect at two international design firms, followed by a position at a healthcare management consulting firm. He also served as a director at a nonprofit organization that serves the design and construction industries. Orr has been active in the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute and he served as a volunteer for the NAPA County Landmarks where he advised clients on design strategies to repair buildings following a 2014 earthquake.

A licensed architect, Orr completed his MBA from Emory University.

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Posted July 8, 2019

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