HMC Architects has hired Michael Orr, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C as managing principal of HMC’s Bay Area office where he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the studio. Orr previously served as managing principal for HDR, San Francisco. In his new role, Orr will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the practice, as well as lead the design studio in developing teams to deliver design solutions.

He initially worked as an architect at two international design firms, followed by a position at a healthcare management consulting firm. Orr also served as a director at a non-profit organization that serves the design and construction industries, and has been active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).