Hoefer Welker, an interdisciplinary architecture, planning and design firm based in Kansas City, is expanding to Jacksonville with a 5,600-square-foot office at 1301 Riverplace Blvd. on the Southbank. The firm also has an office in Dallas.

Hoefer Welker has multiple projects underway in the Jacksonville area and is designing more than 2.2 million square feet in Florida. 

“Our footprint in the Jacksonville area continues to expand so it only made sense that we open an office here,” said Trevor Lee, Hoefer Welker’s Jacksonville managing partner. “We’re eager to continue growing throughout the Southeast.” 

Some notable Hoefer Welker Florida projects include: 

  • A 193,500-square-foot VA Outpatient Clinic and Domiciliary that will serve the area’s 45,000 veterans. The facility, located at 145 Heron Bay Rd., will be completed in 2023.  
  • Two modernization projects for Air Force Base (AFB) medical facilities, each 69,000 square foot projects, including 325th Medical Group Tyndall AFB and the 1st Special Operations Medical Group Hurlburt Field Clinic. The facilities are located outside Panama City and Pensacola respectively.  
  • Multiple branch projects for 121 Financial Credit Union in the Jacksonville metro area. 
  • Multiple projects with Baptist Health totaling more than 100,000 square feet in north Florida.


“With Florida’s increasing population — and our growing presence — Jacksonville was the natural choice for our third office,” said Mitch Hoefer, Hoefer Welker CEO and founding partner. “But just as instrumental in our decision was finding Trevor Lee, who’s an outstanding leader in architecture, a committed Jacksonville advocate and has a clear, strategic vision for growth.”

The Jacksonville office is opening with an established architectural staff, including Trevor Lee. Lee has guided the Jacksonville expansion with a focus on the broader Southeast region, and he will continue to build on Hoefer Welker’s formidable portfolio of work in both healthcare and commercial markets. Lee’s career in the design and construction industry spans more than 20 years, including 13 in Principal, VP and Partner roles in healthcare architecture and urban design.