Ken Phipps, Jr., AIA, has joined HDR's architecture practice as Education | Science | Tech (EST) Principal.

An architect for over 20 years, Ken has focused much of his career on designing and executing science and education facilities and has a history of delivering quality work that addresses his clients’ needs and vision while conforming to standards. He enjoys helping clients, including some of the top universities and laboratories in the region, figure out how to get the most out of the investments they are making in the built environment. He values good client service and great client relationships above all.

“We’re really fortunate to have Ken join our team in Houston. His experience in education and science projects will provide our clients with strong leadership and technical direction,” says Steve Riojas, Global Director of EST at HDR.

Ken will be responsible for leading the direction of the EST sector in the Houston area. Ken brings strong practice leadership skills, along with vast project delivery and management experience with research, production, and testing laboratories and academic buildings, to his role at HDR.