National architecture and engineering firm HED has merged with Puchlik Design Associates, also known as PDA, an architectural firm specializing in healthcare facility design headquartered in Pasadena, Calif.

HED’s further embedding into the California healthcare market is one of several efforts to invest in its healthcare clients in the region and nationally. The PDA leadership and staff will join the HED Los Angeles team in their expanded location in 2020, punctuating the firm’s expansion in the region. They join other teams working in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, bringing the firm’s total staff to more than 470 people.