Wold | HFR Design

Expanding services and community impact through new partnerships

Wold Architects and Engineers announced it expanded services by adding offices in Tennessee through a partnership with HFR Design. Both firms share a commitment to client service and are excited to continue to provide superior service together. The partnership expands both firms’ already broad government, healthcare and education portfolios under one entity, Wold | HFR Design. 

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Wold Architects and Engineers is a national firm focused on sustainable architecture and engineering for healthcare, senior living, government and education facilities. Since 1968, Wold is committed to delivering exceptional, long-term service to clients and their communities. Wold ranks 35th nationally by the 2019 Building Design + Construction Giants 300 Report for A/E firms.

HFR Design is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary architectural and engineering design firm with offices in the Nashville area and Jackson, Tennessee. As the fifth largest firm in Nashville, HFR built a legacy of long-term relationships, innovation and expertise with its clients throughout the firm’s 109 year history. Jim Gilliam, President of HFR Design, said, “We are proud of our legacy and see this merger as the next progression of HFR. Our long-term vision is to leave a positive impact on the communities we serve by bringing our clients’ goals forward in meaningful projects. The partnership with Wold helps us accomplish this with additional resources and knowledge.”

The partnership leverages the combined healthcare, education and government expertise of both firms. Vaughn Dierks, Managing Partner at Wold, explained, “We were very impressed with the HFR leadership throughout our two years of working together. Their commitment to their clients, innovative design and expertise complements Wold’s long-term vision. We see many synergies that will help both firms’ future growth.”

The HFR leadership team of Jim Gillian, Ron Franks, Martin Franks, Steven Griffin, Brian Crump, Mike Williams, Beth Meadows and Marjorie Moody, along with the entire dedicated HFR team, will continue to serve their clients. Gilliam added, “HFR Design will continue our commitment to our clients’ success through our same local team, now with added resources, enhanced capabilities and the advanced technologies of a larger firm.”

Current operations and structure will remain essentially unchanged; however, HFR Design will be referred to as “Wold | HFR Design” going forward.