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Building for the future: A HERA announcement

For more than 20 years HERA has served clients by providing guidance, support and expertise with the end goal of enhancing scientific discovery and client productivity through the design of optimal lab environments.

Today, we take another step with an even stronger team.

We are thrilled to announce Carlos Perez-Rubio, AIA, LEED AP and Amy Tongay, AIA have been promoted to principal. Both joined the firm in 2013 – clearly a good year for HERA.

“Four years ago we knew that Amy and Carlos would be impactful additions to our firm,” said HERA President Laurie Sperling, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, CPSM. “They have both exceeded our expectations, helping us grow new markets, mentor younger staff and maintain excellent client relationships. We welcome them as principals, expanding their leadership within the firm.”

Carlos heads HERA’s Atlanta office, and has continued the firm’s growth throughout the Southeastern US. His current project work includes the Georgia Institute of Technology IDIQ, the New Science Building at High Point University and the NC Agriculture Sciences Center for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. He also is integral to the firm’s forensic work. You may find him in Singapore planning their Ministry of Health’s New Health Science Building.

Amy leads project management across all four offices and works on a wide range of academic, medical education and clinical laboratory projects. Her current project work includes the Health Sciences Building at Ball State University, the Clinical and Research Lab Master Plan at Rush University and the USDA Sacramento Center for Plant Health Science and Technology. Amy is the firm’s champion in the allied health and simulation market, providing leadership and expertise to our clients.

Carlos and Amy join current HERA principals Sperling, Ken Mohr, Jim Cartwright, AIA and Barbara Spitz, AIA.

But that’s not all! Strengthening our commitment to our current clients and expanding our capability to grow, HERA is excited to announce additional promotions:

Carlos, Amy, Michele, Mitsy and Cy each bring a passion and dedication to extraordinary laboratory design that our clients have come to expect and will continue to receive from HERA for the next 20 years and beyond.

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