Dennis Austin is senior vice president and former managing principal of the Omaha office of HDR Architecture for HDR, Inc. His current responsibilities include fee and contract negotiation quality control and special projects. He also is a project principal on various projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University (1972). He is a Registered Architect (1979), currently registered in Nebraska, Vermont, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, and British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of NCARB, AIA, and MAIBC professional organizations.
Prior to becoming managing principal in Omaha, his career was primarily in the managing of healthcare projects throughout the United States. He has also managed several science and technology and community-based projects.
HDR Architecture is a full service, employee-owned, AE firm with corporate headquarters located in Omaha. The firm has more than 150 offices and employs over 6,500 professionals company-wide, with 1,200 staff in the architecture company. HDR focuses on healthcare, science & technology, and civic architecture and has consistently been ranked number one by Modern Healthcare magazine for design of medical facilities, and has held a ranking of no less than number four since the rankings began in 1979. HDR Architecture, Inc., was selected by Building Design + Construction magazine as one of the “Best AEC Firms to work for” in 2008.