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HED and LIA Announce Merger

Jun 4, 2024

HED and LIA Announce Merger to Bring Strategic Expertise and Drive Community Impact

LIA is proud to announce our merger with the national integrated architecture and engineering firm HED. The merger combines our staff with HED's Denver office, significantly expanding our service capabilities, creating new opportunities across multiple market sectors, and enabling us to provide new and enhanced continued services to our clients.

With over 25 years of experience in the greater Denver area, the LIA team has established trust among our clients in the pre K-12 education and community sectors by consistently delivering excellence through collaborative design innovation and dedication to client service. We are proud to continue that tradition of excellence with HED and build upon its market sector expertise with the recently combined Denver staff.

"Our strategic merger with LIA is a great fit because of our shared commitment to create positive impact for clients and the greater community while providing growth opportunities for our talented staff," said Enrique Suarez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Co-CEO of HED. "We are pleased to welcome the LIA team into the HED family and look forward to using our combined strength to explore new opportunities and fulfill our common commitment to ensuring long-term success for our clients."

HED creates integrated, innovative, sustainable design solutions for clients in the healthcare, higher education, housing and mixed-use, manufacturing and product development, mission-critical, preK-12, science, federal and transportation, and workplace sectors.

"LIA has always been dedicated to client service and committed to the Denver community, and since our founding, we've emphasized learning and collaboration in our company culture — values we share with HED," said LIA Co-Founder Bruce Larson, AIA. "Those shared values and commitments are strengthened by joining forces through the merger, and we look forward to working as part of the HED team to continue creating positive impact for clients in Denver and the surrounding area."


At HED, great design is about thinking creatively to overcome challenges and improve real world outcomes. Our firm has a long history and reputation for excellence because we believe that all the facets of our design, from architecture, engineering, consulting, and planning, must create a positive impact for our clients, the community, and the world through responsive, innovative, and sustainable design solutions.

This belief has allowed us to become one of the 200 largest design firms in the US, serving clients nationally in a broad range of market sectors including healthcare, higher education, mission critical, housing and mixed-use, pre-K12, science, manufacturing and product development, workplace, community and government. Discover more about HED.

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