Daniel J. Rectenwald promoted to chief operating officer of HGA


Minneapolis, MN – February 28, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has promoted Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, to Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee daily operation of the firm’s design and business strategies across seven national offices.

“Dan has a strong business background with extensive experience leading large, complex projects for our national client base,” said Dan Avchen, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer of HGA. “He understands the economic opportunities impacting the architecture, engineering and construction industries, and he equally understands the internal resources needed to help our clients succeed. I am excited to collaborate with Dan as we continue to extend our design services nationally and internationally.”

Rectenwald has more than 25 years of architectural experience, with the majority of that time focused on healthcare planning and design. He joined HGA in 1992, serving most recently as the Managing Principal of the Minneapolis office’s Healthcare Practice Group and as a member of the Board of Directors. His background includes campus master planning, mixed-use developments, academic medical centers, and community hospitals. His project experience includes work for the Stanford University Medical Center, the University of California Medical Centers in San Francisco and Sacramento, Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and the Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis.

“HGA is a special place, long on design talent and industry-leading expertise, coupled with a commitment to client-focused service,” Rectenwald said. “We constantly ask ourselves, ‘what is the right thing to do in order to help our clients?’ Then we focus our creative energies and integrated practices on their goals. When we help our clients succeed, we succeed.”

Rectenwald has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).

HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm that helps prepare its clients for the future. With offices in Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, California; and Washington DC, the nationally recognized firm has developed expertise in the healthcare, corporate, government, arts, community, education, and science/technology industries since 1953. HGA’s culture for interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing and design investiga¬tion enables its clients to achieve success with responsive, innovative and sustainable design. Visit www.HGA.com or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.

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