“Architecture impacts the human experience.”
As President and Principal, Larry leads HPI’s firm wide commitment to client service, purposeful design and professional integrity.
As leader of the firm’s extensive higher education practice, Larry’s experience includes guiding clients through interactive planning, architectural design, and programming sessions; working with project committees with diverse representation; and presentation to Boards and public agencies. He holds steadfast to HPI’s core values which include “solutions which assist our clients meet their mission.”
Larry joined HPI in 1976. He credits his professional growth to Rush Hill, HPI’s founder, who as a mentor supported the success of individuals within the firm. Larry embraces a firm culture that provides people this same opportunity and fosters career development. He states, “with the right people, there is no limit to what we can achieve.”
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“It is fascinating to me how architecture impacts people’s lives. I’m the kind of person who enjoys beauty and art … so I am passionate about creating environments and buildings that impact life and express beauty as a feeling.”
As a Principal of Operations, Ammar leads a significant amount of K-12 and higher education planning, programming, design, construction documentation, and construction administration. Respected for his leadership and technical expertise, Ammar has an extensive track record of successfully guiding HPI’s teams through jurisdictional review agencies.
Ammar is committed to client satisfaction, efficient processes, and the professional growth of the team.
Ammar joined HPI as a Project Architect in 2003. He has thrived in a culture which fosters collaboration and supports individual growth. Ammar exemplifies HPI’s commitment to “service as the driving factor … you get a better project and a happier client.”
Ammar received his Masters of Architectural Technology from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq and his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq.
“Architecture is like exploring a destination you haven’t been to yet. You don’t know where you are going to end up but you want to see what’s over the next rise.”
As Principal for HPI’s Senior Living and Health Care practice, John believes that HPI acts as a partner, “assisting our clients reach their visions through a process that integrates their objectives with innovative design and practical solutions.” He believes that engaged collaboration within the team truly produces the best outcomes.
John joined HPI in 1990 and has helped to foster a work environment where “people focus on doing their best and serving the client well.”
John received his degree from SCI-ARC (Southern California Institute of Architecture).
“On senior living – a passion of mine – I have always respected the elderly and this is my way of giving back. It’s close to my heart to design facilities that enable people to thrive and enjoy their living environment.”
As a Design Principal focused on senior living and healthcare, Mark guides project teams in a collaborative process to create architecture that reflects a client’s mission and vision. He is focused on providing exceptional environments while maintaining operating efficiencies and financial sustainability. While staying abreast of industry trends and user preferences, Mark represents 30 years of experience. He shares, “you want to do your best job – my strengths are in service and providing a well-designed product that is high quality and cost effective.”
Mark joined HPI in 1978 and believes in the team-oriented atmosphere, “HPI has given me opportunity over the years to explore different aspects of architecture from the technical to the creative. I started out as a drafter and the culture enabled me to grow; that’s what attracted me and has kept me continuously passionate about HPI.”
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“I love having a hand in shaping the built environment…every place you experience, someone has thought about how that building or space impacts and hopefully supports those who use it.”
As the Principal of Pre-Design Services, Megan focuses on master planning and programming for higher education and K-12 clients. With her leadership and organizational skills, she regularly guides multiple user groups and stakeholders through a collaborative process that results in places and spaces tailored to support their unique needs and our client’s institutional mission. Megan is committed to the programming and planning process, knowing that every decision made is an opportunity to impact the lives of students – how they learn, how they engage and how teachers teach.”
Megan joined HPI in 2009 and has thrived in the collaborative environment. She states “the people I work with care. They go the extra mile with me; not for me. It’s a team, and I believe in what we create for our clients. Those are good reasons to want to go to work every day.”
Megan received her Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“I have always been interested in the character of spaces and how architecture impacts your experience.”
As Director of Education, Andria ensures through a hands-on, collaborative approach, HPI’s commitment to client service, design excellence, and professional integrity.
Andria first joined HPI in 2004 and immediately gained a strong appreciation for the planning and design of educational facilities. “There is something special about educational facilities – they provide an opportunity to create enriched environments that support teaching, learning and socialization. It is very rewarding to be part of the team creating the spaces and places, students, faculty and the community deserve.”
To broaden her expertise in the Education sector, Andria joined a private school organization in 2014 to oversee design and construction for their nationwide expansion. “I learned a great deal from the client perspective; an even deeper appreciation about the challenges clients face, and a stronger understanding of how the architectural process can be supportive of their success.”
In 2015 Andria rejoined HPI to continue her focus on Educational projects.
Andria received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.
“As design professionals we approach problems or address challenges in imaginative ways that are unique to every building we touch. No two projects are ever the same!”
As Director of Design, Doug is skilled in working with clients to confirm and interpret the user’s programmatic needs and explore design alternatives. He collaboratively works to achieve the vision of the client, creating designs that are tailored specifically to their needs and aspirations.
At HPI, he appreciates that the clients always come first. “There’s a collective aim that all of us have, from the top down, to provide a level of service that exceeds our client’s expectations!”
About architecture – “I love the artistic process that architecture requires. The act of making or creating something, within a defined set of parameters, is extremely rewarding when you see it affect people in a positive way.”
Doug received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“I like the questions and challenge of construction. I have always been interested in how things are built.”
As Director of Construction Administration, Jack ensures that HPI’s construction phase services are provided in a consistent and proactive manner with a focus on delivering projects on time, on-budget and with design excellence… “the ultimate success of the project makes our efforts seem worthy and valuable.”
Jack works equally well with clients, builders and the internal team as he directs construction administration services. Jack joined HPI in 2008 and appreciates the “trust factor” and how HPI empowers its construction administration teams to make decisions. He says this foundation comes from the top, that “here you get opportunities…”
Jack received a Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
I love the way great architecture [design] makes you feel. Much like music, different spaces trigger different emotions. As an architect, it is our job to be the conductor.
Jeff joined the HPI design team in 2006. In the 8 years that followed he led many of HPI’s significant education and senior living design assignments. Subsequently, Jeff accepted a new challenge, spending two years in the design of large, mixed-use, multifamily housing complexes for one of California’s leading multi-family housing practices.
Jeff rejoined HPI in 2017, stating, “I was continually inspired by creative design, new challenges, and HPI’s satisfied clients.” Jeff’s design leadership led to his advancement to Director.
Architecture….I love the collaboration – collaboration with our design team and collaboration with our clients; satisfaction of walking through a building that we have spent so much time designing and examining every little detail; witnessing the excitement and enjoyment of the end users after they have moved into their new space; the creative process – the transformation of an “idea” to built form. To me, architecture is art with purpose and function.”
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The career of architecture blends my passion for art with the importance architecture has on how people interact with the environment.
Daphne joined HPI in 2013. Her tenure and career advancement as Director comes from her passion for people, excelling at challenging projects and a strong sense of teamwork. Daphne, values the opportunity to lead increasingly complex projects and work with the firm’s enthusiastic, engaged, and forward-thinking clients… to meet their high aspirations through the built environment.
“The profession of architecture provides purpose through creativity… working with people in a way that helps them define and fulfill their visions for their places and spaces.”
She received her Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine.