HDR Hires Health Principal

September 11, 2019

Rachel L.H. Bartling, AIA, LEED AP, has joined HDR’s Minneapolis studio as a health principal.

In her new position, Rachel will lead the health practice for the Minnesota and Wisconsin area, leveraging her experience and connections across multiple health systems and community-based care centers.

Bartling is known for her ability to provide creative healthcare solutions to clients. “I am thrilled that Rachel is joining HDR,” said Jim Thomson, central region director of health at HDR. “Her knowledge of the Minnesota and Wisconsin market is impressive, and I believe she is a difference maker that will help us grow and succeed.”

With over 20 years of healthcare planning, design and construction experience, Bartling’s understanding of the market, tenacity and positive personality will elevate HDR’s presence in the region. Before joining HDR, she served as a senior healthcare project development manager for Mortenson Construction. In that role, she performed market trend analysis for clients, led strategic master planning of healthcare campuses and facilitated the LEAN 3P process. Before Mortenson, she was a medical planner for HGA Architects.

Bartling earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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