Katie Carley Joins HGA As Associate Vice President in Los Angeles

HGA has hired Katie Carley as Associate Vice President and Business Developer in the Los Angeles office. She will support new business opportunities for the higher education practice group serving clients throughout California.

“To meet the robust growth of the economy, higher education is facing rapid changes in pedagogy and needs of the 21st century student,” Carley said. “HGA offers original insight to envision the future of innovative learning environments. I am excited to join a talented team as we extend our resources throughout California.”

Carley has more than 18 years of experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry, with knowledge of local and regional market sectors, business practices, and competitive environments.

“Katie is an exceptional marketer with hands-on experience in all aspects of marketing, business development, and public relations processes,” said Daniel Avchen, FAIA, Vice President and Leader of the Arts, Community, and Higher Education practice group in Los Angeles. “We look forward to working with her as we continue to increase our profile with leading educational clients.”

Before joining HGA, Carley was Associate Principal, Director of Development and Co-Director of Operations for Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners in Santa Monica, where she provided strategic direction for all project pursuits in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Previously, she was Business Development Manager for Arquitectonica in Los Angeles, and Business Development Coordinator for Onyx Architects in Pasadena.

She has served as Pacific Region Chair of the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) and is a past board member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and the USC Architectural Guild Committee.

Carley has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.