Burcin Moehring Joins HDR’s Seattle Architecture Practice
HDR welcomes Burcin Moehring, FAIA, as an Education, Science and Technology (EST) Principal based in the Seattle office. In her new role, she will advance best practices in the thoughtful planning and design of spaces that address evolving teaching styles such as collaborative learning, interdisciplinary interaction, teaching and research integration, hands-on and discovery-based learning as well as integrating the technology and flexibility needed for today’s changing learning environments.
“Burcin brings the energy, commitment, focus, and collaborative spirit necessary to advance HDR’s education, science and technology (EST) program in the Pacific Northwest,” says Steve Riojas, global director of EST. “She is highly regarded for her success in developing and leading the education sector in her previous firm, and she hit the ground running at HDR, even before her official start date. I’m certain she will have a significant impact on the EST program in 2016 and beyond.”
Burcin began her career 25 years ago at Holabird & Root in Chicago, and during her 19 years there she worked with designers, lab planners, and programmers to develop a practice focused on higher education science facilities. She subsequently served as Director of Science and Technology at Legat Architects, where she led her team in designing and planning high quality science facilities.
In her new role at HDR, Burcin focuses on lab design, project management, and business development. Her expertise in lab planning and design will provide clients with innovative, strategic concepts that will champion sustainability throughout the planning and design of science, education and technology facilities.
Burcin’s career has also included many influential leadership positions with professional organizations including: the AIA Chicago’s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), where she has served as its Chair since 2009; the Professional Development Chair for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Central Region, helping to plan and host educational sessions that allow participants to understand best practices and engage in meaningful dialog with other professionals; and a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago chapter of I2SL (International Institute of Sustainable Labs).
We are a design- and research-driven architectural practice with a long history as a global leader in designing the world’s most technologically advanced facilities in the rapidly converging fields of education, research and patient care. We blend our knowledge of how environments can shape behaviors, outcomes and success with our deep understanding of ground-breaking science. The results are distinctive design solutions for clients that respect the human impact of their critical work.
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