HDR Sponsors 1st “Community-Builder” Interns

Our “Community Builder” Interns (“alumni” from our District of Columbia and City of Chicago/CTA summer pilot programs) are fast at work with their peers to recommend Program enhancements as we plan to expand our future programming.

Learn More about this Iyai+ Internship named in loving memory of the lifetime contributions of the late Dr. Juanita Jones Abernathy, a Founding Iyai+ Board member.  Go to our “Internships” Section.


HDR is an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and has worked on projects in all 50 U.S. states and in 60 countries, including notable projects such as the Hoover Dam Bypass, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Roslin Institute building.

The firm employs over 10,000 professionals and represents hundreds of disciplines in various markets. HDR is the 9th largest employee-owned company in the United States with revenues of over $2.2 billion in 2017. Engineering News-Record ranked HDR as the 6th best engineering firm in the world in 2018, up from 9th place in 2017.

As an over 100 year old company, HDR practices across a variety of markets that touch all of our lives from buildings (health care, civic, educational, institutional, sports, research and science), to transportation (roads, bridges, rail), to resources (water, gas, natural resources), and to federal applications (all encompassing).  In a nutshell, if it is designed, HDR has a group that can do it! 

According to HDR leadership, they believe that the way they work can add meaning and value to the world, that ideas can inspire positive change, that coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives, and that small details yield important realizations.  Above all, they believe that collaboration is the best way forward.