Rich Hubacker recently joined DLR Group to lead and grow the firm’s Cultural+Performing Arts practice in the northeast. Working from the firm’s Washington, D.C. studio, Hubacker manages integrated design teams that specialize in creating spaces where communities can gather to celebrate the arts and shaping memorable experiences for performers and audiences alike.
Hubacker has focused his career on working collaboratively with clients to develop guiding principles and values and to transform those into built environments. He approaches sustainability in a holistic manner, examining potentials at both building and district scales to create design solutions that offer improved social, physical, and emotional experiences for all.
“Rich brings the design acumen, industry knowledge and connections, and leadership qualities needed to grow our practice in Washington, D.C. and along the east coast. He challenges design staff to think creatively and is a trusted mentor to young design professionals in the firm,” said DLR Group Senior Principal Paul Westlake, FAIA, IIDA, who leads the firm’s global Cultural+Performing Arts studio.
In addition to practicing architecture, Hubacker is a music lover and has a knack for building things. He builds his own bicycles and guitars and performs with local Washington D.C. bands ranging from an acoustic duet to a five-piece funk-rock band.