Ron Franks has been with HFR for 40 years, and is both a licensed architect and interior designer. He has an extensive and varied portfolio, with a primary focus in Healthcare facility design. Under his leadership, HFR Design has gained momentum nationwide. Franks oversaw the publication of HFR's commemorative book "100 Years: Hart Freeland Roberts" in 2010.
As President, Franks believes the key to HFR's continued success lies in the legacy of our rich history, as well as our ability to embrace change. Ron can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1 (615) 370-8500.
"Adaptability to our fast-moving times is crucial. Understanding our strengths, exploring new partnerships, planning creatively and working in unison will give HFR a firm foundation on which to build the future."
Steve Griffin brings over 40 years experience to HFR. In addition to being a Senior Vice President and Principal-In-Charge, he serves as director of HFR's general architecture division. His design abilities and technical knowledge gives him a rich background with which to address every aspect of the planning, design, and construction of projects. He specializes in municipal, educational, and correctional facilities. Steve can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
Brian Crump has over 20 years experience in structural design, and he serves as a Senior Vice President in charge of the structural engineering department at HFR. He has worked on a range of projects, including healthcare, educational, commercial, assisted-living facilities, and parking garages. His proficiency in the design of a range of structural systems makes him a key team member. Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
Jim Gilliam has more than 20 years experience as a civil engineer, working in various areas including site development, roadway design, recreational facilities, and sports fields. He has overseen numerous roadway projects, making him well versed in the science of safe and efficient transportation. His personal experience as an athlete shines in his sports and recreation work and has a detailed knowledge of turf management. Jim can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
Jack Potter joined HFR in 1971 and serves as both a Senior Vice President and a Project Architect. He has experience in all areas of architectural programming, design, and project management. He is highly regarded as a specifications expert and codes analyst and is actively involved in the International Code Council, as well as the National Fire Protection Association.
Potter's strong background in codes and standards allows him to define and find elements of concern and discussion for clients. Jack can be reached a firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
"HFR is well-prepared for the future of codes as they relate to modern topics like Sustainability, Energy Consumption, Water, Management Site Issues, and Hazardous materials. We keep up with the latest trends, codes, and teachings."
Michael Williams brings over 25 years experience to his role as director of HFR’s Survey division. Williams combines highly advanced technology and centuries-old techniques while performing alta, boundary, topographic, and as built surveys for a wide range of clients. Mike can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
Martin Franks has been with HFR Design since 2007. He specializes in healthcare planning, design and construction. Franks serves as a building information modeling (BIM) specialist, in addition to managing several national healthcare contracts. He has studied green design, and was a recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal – awarded annually to the top ranking graduating student in accredited architecture programs. Martin can be reached a firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
"Technology is allowing us to make decisions a lot earlier than we used to. It's streamlining the design process, and we use these advances to provide clients with an enhanced end result."
Sammy West leads our Jackson office with more than 30 years experience as a registered architect. He has served as lead project architect on a range of projects at HFR, including healthcare, commercial, education, government and municipal projects. West is skilled at designing master plans and conducting feasibility studies, and is actively involved in the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation’s design committee. Sammy can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1 (731) 421-8000.
Don Pierce is a proven healthcare facility architect with more than 30 years experience. He specializes in designs that are efficient and economical, as he has an extensive understanding of construction techniques and administration. Don can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 (816) 524-7300.
Beth Hargis currently serves in the capacity of designer and project coordinator at HFR. She works with clients and general contractors as well as other designers and architects from the initial kickoff meetings, through design, schematic and construction phases. While working primarily within HFR’s general architecture division, Beth also works with marketing and business development. Beth can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1 (615) 370-8500.
“The beauty of architecture is not only in the art of the physical buildings and structures we design, it is in the opportunities we’re given each day, to make a difference in the lives of those around us. We get to shape the structures that influence progress and communities for generations.”