HDR’s Arlington, Va., architecture office has expanded its presence with a new team of healthcare design experts in Richmond, Va.

The leadership team is made up by Sandy Shield Tkacz, healthcare principal; Bill Portes, senior project manager; and Dennis Cummings, senior project architect.

Sandra Shield Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, will spearhead growth of the health practice in Central Virginia and surrounding regions. Most recently, Sandy led HDR’s health architecture practice on the West Coast. Bill Portes, AIA, and Dennis Cummings, AIA, both have more than two decades of experience.