HMN Architects

HMN Architects promotes longtime employee to president

Overland Park firm HMN Architects recently promoted vice president Dave Brown to company president.

Following the retirement of former president Larry Ralph, Brown will take on the new position this month. Ralph will remain on board as vice president and shareholder and plans to transition to a business development, marketing and key client relations role.

Dave Brown
New president Dave Brown

HMN is a full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm. The firm has designed buildings including the Olathe Health Center – The Birthplace, Children’s Mercy East and the Olathe Cancer Center. HMN not only specializes in designing buildings in the health care field, but also for legal and education projects.

As for HMN’s transition, the company hopes Brown will bring a unique perspective to the table, according to a recent news release. Brown has been with the firm for over 26 years and said he is “thrilled” for the opportunity.

Brown will face various obstacles as the company’s president, Ralph said.

“Dave will lead the day-to-day activities of the office and will be integral in the management and oversight of the firm, including staffing and business development,” Ralph said in the release. “We look forward to many years of continued success and growth under Dave’s leadership.”

HMN was organized in 1989 and has 11 licensed architects on staff.