HDG Announces Senior Leadership Team
January 14, 2020
Hayes Design Group Architects (HDG) is broadening the firm’s ownership from one owner, Kevin Hayes, founder and president, who has led the firm since its inception in 1992, to add three additional shareholders of the company, expanding the firm’s senior leadership team to four members. The move is part of HDG’s leadership transition plan, that calls for Kevin Hayes to continue as Principal of the firm during a 5- to 7-year transition period. The new shareholders of the firm include Mark Duane, HDG Principal, and Robert Rensi and Andrew Campanaro, HDG Project Managers, who have also been named Associates of the firm.
“It is gratifying after over 25 years in business to welcome Mark, Rob, and Andrew as shareholders to help maintain the culture and legacy of our firm,“ said Kevin Hayes about the transition.
Mark Duane joined the firm in 2004, then went on to become a Principal. He has 30 years of architectural experience including municipal, religious, educational, and commercial projects. Mark recently joined the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce Board and enjoys serving the community he has lived in for most of his life.
Robert Rensi joined HDG in 2011 and has 21 years of experience. He is a Registered Architect and earned his architectural degree from Kent State University. He is also LEED AP certified.
Andrew Campanaro joined the firm in 2010 and has 14 years of architectural experience. He is a Registered Architect with a Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State University. He is also LEED AP BD+C certified.
As Associate, Project Managers at HDG, Rob and Andrew oversee all phases of project design, including management and monitoring of project schedules and budgets, office resources including interviewing, hiring, scheduling, supervising, and mentoring of staff, and maintaining client relationships.
HDG’s philosophy focuses on providing excellence in design combined with exceptional client service. Ranked as one of the largest Pittsburgh-area architectural firms, HDG has grown and evolved from being primarily known for design of K-12 schools to serve municipal, religious, commercial, and higher education markets. HDG’s efforts are focused in western Pennsylvania, but also include projects in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.
HDG currently has 16 employees at the firm’s Robinson Township headquarters, and continues to seek hires for two or three more openings. A key component of the firm’s growth, which has included doubling the size of the firm during the last seven years, is adding the right people to the close-knit company to continue to expand the firm’s areas of expertise.
At the same time, HDG fosters a collaborative and design-oriented work environment with opportunities for professional development and providing service to local Pittsburgh communities not just through architectural design of local facilities, but through volunteer efforts both individually and together as a company. In 2019, HDG was presented with the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Corporate Citizenship Award for outstanding philanthropic contributions and collaborative relationships with nonprofit, civic, and government organizations. And, for the firm’s involvement in designing Presley’s Place, the new sensory-friendly space at Pittsburgh International Airport, HDG received AIA Pittsburgh’s People’s Choice Award and a 2019 Community Partner Award by the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania for excellence in collaboration with the autism community on the project.
“Our reputation as a firm that excels in design while providing superior client service has us poised to continue to grow now that future leadership is in place,” said Kevin Hayes.
Pictured in the Above Photo – HDG’s Senior Leadership Team:
From Left to Right – Kevin Hayes, Mark Duane, Andrew Campanaro, Rob Rensi