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About HGA

HGA is a national multidisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. More than 890 people in 11 offices from coast to coast collaborate on specialized teams with clients in the corporate, government, healthcare, cultural, community, education and energy markets.

We believe that enduring, impactful design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. We value empathy, are fueled by curiosity, and embrace the hard work that leads to innovation. HGA’s work has received numerous awards and top rankings from our own industries, as well as those of our clients. Equally as meaningful to us is the shared legacy we create with our clients.


Commercial, Education (Higher/3rd level), Science/Lab Centers, Low Rise, Healthcare/Medical

Areas of Expertise

Interior Design, Architecture, Planning, Corporate, Lighting Design, Workplaces, Engineering, Science and Technology, Sustainable Design, Technology, Education, Learning Spaces, Academic Stem and Research, Student Life, Healthcare, Academic Medical Centers, Community Hospitals, Specialty Care

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    Architects, Electrical Engineer, Interior Designer, Mechanical Engineer, Plumbing Engineer, Structural Engineer

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Publication: Redefining Workplace Podcast
Redefining Workplace Podcast

HGA’s podcast series, Redefining Workplace Podcast, explores both the short- and long-term challenges organizations may face as they consider and plan for a safe return to the office. Hosted by HGA Interior Design Principal Melissa Pesci, each episode features short interviews with multidisciplinary experts from across HGA—architects, engineers, interior designers, IT, researchers, and more—who are helping organizations from a wide range of industries plan their next steps. The podcast is an extension of the Redefining Workplace guide.

Publication: HGA Workplace Research: Social Connectivity and the Future of Workplace
HGA Workplace Research: Social Connectivity and the Future of Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has incited a sudden and dramatic social experiment — forcing millions globally to work from home. To understand how this is affecting employees now and how it might redefine the workplace in the future, HGA surveyed over 3,500 professionals across generations, from a wide range of industries, and working in various roles.

Following clues in the qualitative and quantitative data, our team of researchers and workplace strategists formed five core insights into people’s experiences, motivations, and behaviors, and translated them into key considerations for the future workplace.

Publication: What Science Can Teach Us About Thriving at Work (Even in a Global Pandemic)
What Science Can Teach Us About Thriving at Work (Even in a Global Pandemic)

How might working in a global pandemic impact our productivity, job satisfaction, and overall well-being? Researchers have long associated happiness and well-being with productivity, but how can we foster happiness and well-being in the global workforce in this time of collective trauma? Positive Psychology research – the science of human thriving – can inform us as more workplaces re-open and we begin to create a new normal.