Adrienne Luce was honored as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion by the Los Angeles Times and featured in their “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility” issue for her work as the executive director of HMC’s Designing Futures Foundation (DFF) and member of HMC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) committee.

HMC’s DFF was founded in 2009 as a 501(3)(c) organization designed to deepen the firm’s commitment to giving back. Luce has worked with the Foundation’s Board of Directors to implement a firm-wide social responsibility program with a mission of strengthening our communities. She supports the firm’s philanthropic and community engagement efforts and launched social innovation teams in each of HMC’s offices throughout California to leverage the firm’s impact. In 2020 the DFF launched the “HMC Million Meals” initiative to provide emergency food relief funding to nonprofits serving vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19 and the “Bridge to College” program to provide scholarships to minority (BIPOC), low-income, community college students who aspire to careers in STEM-related fields. In response to the social unrest in 2020, Luce led the DFF board’s effort to revise the foundation’s mission by drafting and adopting a social justice and racial equity framework to guide HMC’s philanthropic strategy and inspire change.

Through HMC’s corporate giving, the DFF scholarship and social innovation grant programs, community partnerships, employee volunteerism, pro bono design services, in-kind donations, and responsible business practices, HMC is building a better world for future generations. Over the past decade, the DFF has invested more than $1 million in transformative nonprofits in its communities locally and globally with a focus on architecture and design, STEM and STEAM education, and sustainability.

The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing team selected the most prominent and inspirational leaders, nominated by their peers, in the DEI space today. The special section and full list of leaders can be found at