HDR has been helping communities become places where people want to live and thrive ever since 1917 when the company was founded. More than one hundred years ago, that meant providing the water works, sewage systems, streets and power plants that helped elevate cities and towns from frontier status. Today, it means helping communities create more resilient and high-performance infrastructure to cope with the severe weather patterns created by climate change. It means helping them factor risk into project cost and schedule when developing new programs and helping ensure the public are engaged.

It also means taking a sustainable approach to everything we do. HDR was an early proponent of the new Envision rating system created by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which has the goal of doing for infrastructure what the LEED rating system has done for architecture. HDR had the world's first Envision- rated project, the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage, Alaska, which achieved a gold rating and since then we've had 23 projects envision verified, more than any other firm.

It's our job to help our clients create sustainable infrastructure and buildings, no matter which ratings system they use to achieve the desired results.

While the challenges facing our municipal clients have changed over the past hundred plus years, our approach to helping them rise above these challenges has not. We see the phrase "never been done" not as a deterrent, but an invitation.

Other Areas of Expertise or Special Interests: Architectural Design, Roadways and Bridges, Solid Waste Management, Urban Planning and Development, Water Resources Management