Who We Are
Better together than we are apart
HGA is a national interdisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that enduring, impactful design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. We value empathy, are fueled by curiosity, and embrace the hard work that leads to innovation. HGA’s work has received numerous awards and top rankings from our own industries, as well as those of our clients. Equally as meaningful to us is the shared legacy we create with our clients.
Our Commitment to Equity
HGA was founded in 1953 on the belief that diverse perspectives—primarily of different disciplines—are integral to great design. As a firm committed to learning and growing, our definition of diversity has evolved, and is inspiring us to build a more equitable and inclusive culture.
Great design requires great minds. We need to attract and hold on to the best talent, not only diverse in discipline but also race, culture, gender identity, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, and more—a collective that reflects the communities we seek to serve.
We believe great design also requires deep insight into the people and passions that enliven each unique environment. We value empathy and curiosity, and embrace the hard work it takes to make a positive, lasting impact for all who experience our work.
Guided by our beliefs and our responsibility to encourage equity throughout our industry, we are on a path to create
a truly equitable culture, where policies, practices, and resources are aligned so all people can thrive;
a wholly inclusive environment, in which everyone feels valued and respected; and
a more diverse HGA, where differences are cultivated, appreciated, and reflect the world as it is today.
Empathy is understanding and being sensitive to others’ perspectives—both internally with our colleagues and externally with our clients.
Curiosity is the root of creativity. It is about wanting to learn, exploring new ideas, and seeking knowledge.
Hard work is about careful listening, tenacious problem solving, and setting ambitious goals to get to solutions that surpass the status quo.
Originality—thinking independently and creatively— is the foundation of an unexpectedly great solution. We encourage these traits in others by staying open minded and embracing the entrepreneurial spirit.
Legacy guides us to make a lasting impact for our employees, our clients, and our communities, today and tomorrow, as well as build on the proud legacy of HGA’s founders.