HED is pleased to announce its merger with Integrated Design Group, also known as ID, an architecture, engineering, and planning firm with a strong reputation for data center design.
According to Peter Devereaux, FAIA, Chairman of HED, this is a natural step for the firm. “We are committed to strategic growth that increases the firm’s ability to create positive impacts for our clients and their stakeholders,” he says. “Bringing the ID team into the HED family is a step on our journey toward expanding our expertise and enabling a greater impact for our clients. It also allows us to reach new audiences -- both in this new market sector for HED and in all the sectors we serve in the regions surrounding Boston and Dallas.”
HED leadership recognizes that this is an important, fast-growing sector throughout the U.S. and beyond and see it as an opportunity. As Devereaux points out, “Many of our clients, in healthcare, higher education, and corporate work, for example, are seeking this intelligence and specialized expertise. This is an example of our ability to bring additional resources and insight to the table for our clients.”
The ID leadership and staff, working in two offices in Boston and Dallas, join the HED team working in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento offices. The team is now 420 strong.
Toni Asfour, Managing Principal of the Boston office, notes that the data center sector is experiencing tremendous growth and continues to evolve. “Data storage, transmission, and security are supporting almost every aspect of contemporary life. Our leadership in this realm is long and deep; we bring market intelligence to all scales of this work. Our clients include tech and retail corporations, financial institutions, health and pharma, educational institutions, as well as multi-tenant, cloud, and hyperscale data center providers.”