Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) Names Five New Principals
LOS ANGELES – National architecture and engineering firm Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) is starting the new year with promotion announcements, including the naming of five new principals within the firm:
- Gregory Blackburn, FAIA, LEED AP, a leader in higher education, who works from the firm’s San Francisco office
- Michael Bulander, AIA, LEED AP, an architectural design leader in the Los Angeles office
- Jennette La Quire, AIA, LEED AP ID+C, a Pre K-12 + Community Education Facilities leader in the San Diego office
- Jerome “Otis” Odell, AIA, LEED AP, a leader in housing and hospitality in the Los Angeles office
- Christopher Vogelheim, AIA, LEED AP, a science and technology leader in the Detroit-area office
These promotions, as well as elevations of several employees to associate principal and associate, come on the heels of a strong year for the firm. HED is currently 365 people strong, which includes 44 principals in the firm’s six offices.
“The elevation of these five principals is a reflection of the strength and reach of our national team,” says HED’s CEO Peter Devereaux, FAIA. “We are proud of the talented individuals that fuel this firm and the powerful relationships they build with our clients to produce innovative work.”
Devereaux notes that the firm has seen growth and development in a range of sectors this year. “It’s an exciting time in many sectors,” he says. “We are seeing creative design thinking transfer from one area to another, and the cross-pollination makes for exciting public and private projects. As an integrated, multi-disciplinary practice, we are particularly well positioned to optimize the transfer of design ideas from realm to realm.”
The new principals:
Gregory Blackburn, FAIA, LEED AP
Blackburn leads HED’s studios for higher education and science and technology in Northern California. Blackburn has led the planning and design of projects on 27 campuses, including six campuses of the University of California. Artfully fusing a building’s technical demands with the generous accommodation of human interaction, he has created new models for enhanced teaching and research space.
Michael Bulander, AIA, LEED AP
Bulander is a design leader in the Los Angeles office who has brought his experience to a wide array of project types, including LEED and Zero Net Energy facilities. His work develops design solutions that continuously exceed the client’s needs, while focusing on strong sustainable design approaches. He speaks and writes about holistic, high-performance design and is an active member of the AIA Los Angeles’s Committee on the Environment.
Jennette La Quire, AIA, LEED AP ID+C
La Quire leads Pre K-12 and Community Education facility work in the San Diego office; she builds strong client relationships that produce results firmly rooted in client culture and needs. Through her management experience, she brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the state agencies governing school construction. La Quire is also an adjunct professor at San Diego State University’s interior architecture program.
Jerome “Otis” Odell, AIA, LEED AP
Odell is a leader at the firm’s Los Angeles office, with more than 30 years of experience on market-rate, high-rise, affordable, and senior housing, as well as hospitality projects. His expertise includes facilitation of community meetings and neighborhood forums to achieve consensus among stakeholder groups. His experience in housing gives him a unique perspective on the housing challenges facing California and the nation.
Christopher Vogelheim, AIA, LEED AP
Vogelheim is a studio leader in the Detroit office, where leads collaborations with clients in the science, technology, higher education, and workplace sectors. His commitment to the integrity of those collaborations and to creative thinking is evident in consistently superior project results at all scales and degrees of complexity. He embraces evolving conditions and changing contexts and challenges convention to optimize every project.
ABOUT Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Founded in 1908, HED seeks creative solutions that have a positive impact for its clients, the community, and the world. HED has earned a reputation for excellence in all facets of architecture, including design, consulting, engineering and planning services. The firm serves clients in a broad range of market sectors including healthcare, workplace, housing, mixed-use, science + technology, higher education, and pre K-12 + community education from six U.S. offices. See how HED advances your world at www.hed.design.