Harold Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, is the new managing principal of HDR’s Dallas architecture studio. Responsible for working with the Dallas leadership team to create, execute and deliver great work, Thompson said he is most looking forward to developing relationships with HDR’s clients and his new colleagues. He hopes to foster an environment in which “every employee in the Dallas studio feels respected, invested, rewarded and inspired.”
Prior to joining HDR, Thompson was a senior vice president and managing director for CallisonRTKL in the Middle East. An architect with 20 years of experience, Thompson has done project work in more than 25 countries, including a five-year stint in Dubai in his most recent role.
Before beginning his architectural career, Thompson spent the first 13 years of his professional life in banking and corporate investments. He later returned to graduate school to study architecture and follow his passion for design. He considers his strengths to be creativity, attention to detail and collaboration, and his most treasured professional achievements include the relationships he has made throughout his career.
“Harold brings a unique perspective and diverse background to our Dallas studio," said Rick Harris, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, East region director of architecture. “He is a true leader and a perfect fit with our culture. We welcome this Texan back to his roots.”