Sometimes great minds think alike. But more often, it’s the collaboration of differing minds toward a common goal that leads to accomplishments well beyond the expected. H2LR is the culmination of more than 100 combined years of varied architectural design and construction experience in one firm, for one purpose:
To ensure the academic and municipal buildings that shape the context of our country are thoughtfully and meaningfully designed for the people who use them, and that they will enhance each institution’s legacy.
H2LR works hand-in-hand with private schools, cities and institutions of higher learning to design and renovate their campuses in a way that respects tradition but also creatively challenges it, to enable the achievement of modern-day goals.
DAVID W. HENSLEY
AIA, LEED AP
During his 25 years of architectural design experience, David Hensley has had the opportunity to work on transit-oriented design, urban infill housing, mixed-use communities and university campuses across the country. As LEED AP for H2LR, David is focused on integrating sustainable design and “green” building into all the firm’s projects. David received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Doug Hildinger, director of H2LR’s Design Studio, has designed and renovated the campuses of some of the top private schools throughout Texas, as well as a wide range of municipal projects, including libraries, athletic complexes and community centers. His design experience also includes modern residential projects, such as single-family homes and master planned communities. Doug received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. Originally from Dallas, Doug has also lived and worked in New York, London and Florence, Italy.
ROBERT W. LAMKIN
Robert (Bob) Lamkin has more than 25 years of experience leading the architecture and engineering project teams of a wide range of residential and commercial projects. The scope of his experience includes multifamily and mixed-used developments, affordable housing, student communities, re-use and renovation of historic structures and a full range of commercial project types. As H2LR’s director of operations, Bob is responsible for consultant coordination, as well as contract and finance administration. Bob received his undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan.
BRUCE W. RACHEL
Bruce Rachel serves as the firm’s director of construction documents and administration, having distinguished himself over his 30-year career as an expert in building envelope science, construction detailing and building code. His broad experience includes a wide range of multihousing projects such as student housing developments, low-income and luxury apartment communities, high-density and multi-use urban developments, townhomes, and the reuse/renovation of historic structures. Bruce received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University.