Hoefer Welker opening Jacksonville office

The Kansas City-based architecture, planning and design firm has several projects underway in Northeast Florida.

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Hoefer Welker, an architecture, planning and design firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, is expanding to Jacksonville with a 5,600-square-foot office in Riverplace Tower on the Downtown Southbank.

“Our footprint in the Jacksonville area continues to expand so it only made sense that we open an office here. We’re eager to continue growing throughout the Southeast” Trevor Lee, Hoefer Welker’s Jacksonville managing partner, said in an Aug. 16 news release.

The Jacksonville office at 1301 Riverplace Blvd. is opening with an architectural staff, including Lee. His career in the design and construction industry spans more than 20 years, including 13 in principal, vice president and partner roles in health care architecture and urban design.

Hoefer Welker has several projects underway in the Jacksonville area, including:

• A 193,500-square-foot VA Outpatient Clinic and Domiciliary that will serve the area’s 45,000 veterans. The facility at 145 Heron Bay Road off Max Leggett Parkway is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

• Multiple branch projects for 121 Financial Credit Union.

• Multiple projects with Baptist Health totaling more than 100,000 square feet.

“With Florida’s increasing population — and our growing presence — Jacksonville was the natural choice for our third office,” said Mitch Hoefer, Hoefer Welker CEO and founding partner, in the release. 

Founded in 1996, Hoefer Welker is an architecture, interior design, medical equipment planning, technology consultancy and engineering firm. It has offices in Dallas and Kansas City.

The firm works with clients in the health care, education, government, civic, multifamily and commercial markets on projects across the U.S.