Wold | HFR Design, a nationally recognized multidisciplinary architectural and engineering design firm, has hired Heather Yaple, AIA, MBA, LEED Green, as project manager at its Brentwood, Tennessee office.
Yaple rejoins Wold | HFR Design with more than 13 years of industry experience in architectural design and project management. She began her career in high-end residential and commercial design, and now focuses on healthcare and senior living design. She has worked on a variety of healthcare-focused projects, including medical office buildings, freestanding emergency departments, senior living facilities and child care centers. Yaple most recently served as a project manager at Hereford Dooley Architects, a healthcare-focused architectural firm. She was previously an associate designer and coordinator at Wold | HFR Design from 2015-2019.
In her role as project manager, Yaple is responsible for overseeing the design and construction process of healthcare and senior living building projects from planning to completion. A passionate and technically-skilled professional, Yaple is an active member of AIA Tennessee and AEC Power Women. She earned her MBA from the University of Albany and B.S. degree from Alfred State SUNY College of Technology.
As a firm with significant healthcare design expertise, Wold | HFR Design focuses on making a difference in the communities it serves. Several significant healthcare projects Wold has played an integral part in include: Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s VA medical center in Nashville, Tenn., a critical care unit at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn. the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center freestanding emergency department in Gulf Shores, Ala., and a new acute care hospital for Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.