Omaha-based HDR has acquired the Australian architectural firm Rice Daubney, adding 120 employees from its Sydney design studio.
Rice Daubney will conduct business as HDR|Rice Daubney. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. With more than 35 years of architecture experience, the Rice Daubney firm was a sought-after design leader in the healthcare, research, defense, commercial and retail markets, HDR officials said. Currently, the firm is working on more than $3.5 billion worth of projects including commercial towers, high-end shopping centers and major defense facilities.
“We have long admired Rice Daubney for its design excellence and forward-thinking leadership,” said Doug Wignall, president of HDR Architecture. “We are excited about how our two firms complement each other, and we see tremendous potential for growth by coming together.”
HDR offers specialized services that will enhance Rice Daubney’s position in the Australian market and HDR also provides a global platform on which Rice Daubney can deliver expertise in commercial and retail, Wignall said.
HDR Architecture is part of the HDR, Inc. family, a global architecture, engineering and consulting firm with nearly 9,000 employees in 190 locations worldwide.