Designing Resilience in a Changing Environment


Melanie Hartwig-Davis

Principal / CEO

Melanie Hartwig-Davis is often described as an “Architect Activist”. She is a passionate advocate for resilient, sustainable design and has sought to improve the lives of others through her creative, thoughtful and diverse design practice for over 20 years. Melanie’s passion has led her to be an effective team leader, team builder and quite simply a person who ‘gets the job done’. In addition to her successful architectural practice, she maintains leadership roles in the community by serving on planning and visionary committees within the county and state.

John Richards

Senior Designer
Construction Administration

John Richards joined the HD Squared team in 2019. He brings over 20 years of design and construction management experience, specializing in award winning Residential, Commercial, Religious and Civic Architecture projects with a focus on intelligent design, sustainability and preservation. John has worked with several community organizations and government agencies including Historic Preservation Boards, Neighborhood Committees, Planned Urban Development Programs and other local Regulatory Agencies.

Kate Dawson

Operations Manager / Interior Designer

Kate Dawson ensures the business runs smoothly as our Operations Manager in addition to managing much of our Interior Design work. Kate comes with 14 years of operations experience including IT, accounting, marketing, graphic design and sales. As an avid boater and mom of two, Kate cares deeply about the health of the environment and contributes her keen objectivity to every aspect of our work at HD Squared.

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