HGA Celebrates more than 35 Years Serving Rochester


National and International Architecture Firm Remains a Key Partner in Downtown Rochester's Growth

HGA is excited to celebrate more than 35 years serving clients in Rochester and more than 20 years located downtown in the historic Massey Building.

“HGA steadily has been transforming and reshaping the Rochester cityscape as a strategic partner with the community,” said Hal Henderson, AIA, Vice President and Principal. “We have a long history of supporting vibrant and innovative businesses here, from the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic to local start-ups that are fueling the regional economy. Now with the Destination Medical Center taking shape, Rochester is poised for even greater growth as it positions itself as a global leader for health and wellness. We are excited to partner in this growth and help steer Rochester’s future.”

With 27 team members, HGA continues to build integrated strengths in architecture, engineering, planning and interior design serving healthcare, higher education, public and corporate markets. The service-oriented office encourages collaboration and one-on-one client attention—while accessing resources and expertise from its seven other national offices.

Many of HGA’s signature projects are just steps from its office door—part of downtown’s daily pedestrian activity at the corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street.

Students pass the office every day on their way to and from the University of Minnesota Rochester at University Square and 318 Commons student residence. Entrepreneurs work on business ventures at the BioBusiness Center and then meet for lunch at the Loop restaurant. Doctors introduce new procedures at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. And farther afield, technicians prepare to expand the Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging department at Olmsted Medical Center Northwest Clinic—HGA’s 100th collaborative project with Olmsted.

These and many other local projects demonstrate the positive impact HGA is creating in Rochester—and plans to create in the future to serve the needs of residents and visitors.

“Rochester has a strong sense of civic pride that inspires our work,” Henderson said. “We have had the privilege of working with some of the smartest and most successful businesses in town over the years, and we look forward to contributing to the community further in the coming years. Our goal has remained the same since our first day—to build long-term relationships with clients and contribute to Rochester’s growth as a great place to live and work.”