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Merger expands HED’s presence in SoCal

Puchlik Design Associates, its new addition, specializes in healthcare design.

January 06, 2020 |

One of PDA’s recent projects was the design of Vibra Healthcare’s 56,000-sf rehabilitation hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which features upscale hospitality in its 50 deluxe rooms. Images: HED 

HED, a national AE firm based in Southfield, Mich., last week disclosed that it has merged with Puchlik Design Associates (PDA), an architectural firm based in Pasadena, Calif., that specializes in healthcare facility design.

HED and PDA had previously worked together on a number of projects, and the merger expands HED’s presence in southern California. “Bringing in PDA was a natural step towards deepening our commitment to southern California and to our expansive set of healthcare clients to provide greater, nationwide service,” says Peter Devereaux, FAIA, HED’s chief executive.

PDA’s leadership and staff join HED’s team in its expanded Los Angeles office. HED has eight offices nationwide, and the merger increases its total staff to over 470 people.

The merger increases HED's worker count to more than 470.

The merger bolsters HED’s position in the fast-growing healthcare sector. “PDA's decades of knowledge in California, a geography that leads the nation in healthcare trends and standards, combined with our existing depth of talent and national reach will bring tangible benefits to our healthcare clients,” says Devereaux.

Aside from healthcare, PDA’s design services have extended to education, senior living, infrastructure and seismic upgrades.


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