HDR recently announced a new architectural engineering leadership team focused on promoting design excellence, incorporating sustainable and resilient design concepts, and leveraging data-driven design strategies.

Dave Kurten, PE, director of architectural engineering, was promoted to his new role after serving as managing principal of HDR’s Princeton, N.J. architecture office. He is responsible for setting the vision, goals, and direction of these disciplines, while also participating in strategic planning and implementation at a corporate level.

Several team members have been selected to lead their respective disciplines within the architectural engineering practice.
Tom Ditoro, PE, is the director of electrical engineering out of the firm’s Toronto office.
Andy Yosten is the director of mechanical engineering out of HDR’s Omaha, Neb., office.
Vartan Chilingaryan, PE, is the director of structural engineering out of the firm’s Los Angeles office.