Our Culture

Exceptional design. Remarkable people.

Our excellence comes from our people. Throughout our studios, our people hold the talent and drive to deliver the highest quality work that our clients expect and deserve.
Who We Are

Built from the ground up.

HFA was founded in 1990 in Bentonville, AR. Today we are a hybrid studio with designers and team members working together across 29 states to provide a valuable and diverse perspective on all the work we do.
Our People

330+

Architects, engineers, and project delivery professionals working to create excellent experiences.

235+

Client partners we’ve worked with who have helped shape the way we collaborate.

29

States represented in our firm, bringing a diverse perspective to everything we do.
Shared VALUES

Our principles that shape everything we do.

Lead with Excellence
At HFA, our excellence comes from our people. Throughout our studios, our people hold the talent and drive to deliver Project Delivery excellence that our clients expect and deserve.
Build Relationships
Our clients are more than just customers – they’re our partners. We strive to involve them as part of the process, especially when identifying problems and developing solutions.
Exceed Expectations
Regardless of space or size, every project is an opportunity to put our best foot forward.We’re driven to elevate your business so we can watch it grow, together.
Work Together
Our clients are more than just customers – they’re our partners. Collaborating with and working alongside our clients is a truly fulfilling top priority.
Do What's Right
We’re committed to transparency and honesty in everything we do, which is why we establish clear expectations and provide constant communication every step of the way.
Our DNA

Improving the way we work starts with our mission.

“Leading our clients to fulfill their vision while building lasting partnerships."

We are here to solve problems and help your program grow. We do this by empowering our people to bring thoughtful ideas and proven processes for delivering projects. We guide with our experience and we grow with our partnerships.
“To be the leading solution provider to our client partners through design thinking and project delivery excellence.”

Design Thinking is our approach to ideation and problem-solving for the needs of our partners and the industry. Project Delivery is how we bring ideas to fruition by mobilizing our teams around your program.
“HFA aspires to be a people first culture of empowerment where talent thrives.

Empowering everyone around us creates an atmosphere for engagement. This starts with the people in our studios and continues with our partners and clients. We're passionate about inclusion and we’re steadfast in our pursuit of empowerment.