HMC Architects announced that Kristina Singiser, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA was promoted to managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles studio where she is responsible for its strategic direction and overall performance.

Previously serving as principal-in-charge, Singiser’s move comes at a time when the firm is taking important steps to invest in the future of its Los Angeles design studio and overall position in the region.

“We are thrilled to promote a proven leader from within the organization to head up such an important office in our firm,” said Brian Staton, president and CEO of HMC Architects.“Her talent and leadership will be invaluable to our clients and also help us expand our markets and become a top-level firm in Los Angeles.”

Since joining HMC in 2013, Singiser has earned an amazing reputation with the clients she serves in the firm’s higher education market. She has a strong background in student housing and has worked on several academic buildings for community college campuses. With a wealth of design-build experience, Singiser believes there is tremendous value in the interaction and knowledge that contractors can bring to the design process. Last year, she achieved the design-build industry’s highest designation as a nationally certified Design-Build Professional.

In the last five years, she’s been largely involved in the active pursuit of new work, and management and development of large higher education projects for San Diego State University, California State Polytechnic University–Pomona, and California State University–Fullerton.

“As managing principal, I’m excited to support the growth and development of an exceptionally talented team with the deep resources of a large nationally-recognized design firm,” said Singiser. “Building strong teams to deliver design excellence to our clients is exciting and offers unlimited opportunities that I look forward to exploring.”

For HMC’s clients, the move indicates considerable support towards the firm’s Los Angeles office by bringing in a proven leader to improve the quality of its deliverables and project approach.