DETROIT — Kenneth Golovko, PE, LEED AP BD+C, an experienced engineering leader with a reputation for shaping the industry's approach to architecture and engineering integration, has joined national design firm HED. Serving as the firm's national engineering practice lead, the move represents a focus on deepening the firm's commitment to integrated engineering and architectural services to provide greater design excellence in both form and function.

Golovko's 25-plus years in the architectural and engineering industries have ranged from providing energy analysis for a multinational food and beverage manufacturer to leading multidisciplinary teams through hundreds of millions of dollars in design work.

Golovko possesses experience on both the contracting side and design side of the project development process. As a leader in design-build projects, he has worked to ensure that design solutions meet mission needs, such as the pressing topics of resiliency and energy performance.

"Our firm has experienced significant growth in the last couple of years, and we have focused on ensuring strong engineering leadership through that growth," said J. Peter Devereaux, FAIA, LEED AP, CEO, HED. “We are excited to have Ken join our team to help craft our strategic approach to both engineering integration as well as capturing new engineering assignments for our talented, growing group of engineers.”

Prior to joining HED, Golovko worked most recently as an associate vice president with AECOM. He has also been a long-time volunteer board member with the Orange Empire Chapter of ASHRAE and with the Ketchum Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles.

"HED has a strong reputation across the country for delivering high quality work for its clients,” Golovko said. “The firm has been a long-time leader in the integrated design movement, and I am truly honored to be joining this team. With eight offices now spread across the country, I am confident that we will continue to grow HED's reputation for engineering work, and I look forward to helping enhance the multi-office collaboration and knowledge sharing in the years ahead.”

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