An alumnus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, Warlick spent nearly 20 years at Bates Architects, where he served as President before selling the company in 2019.
"We're excited to bring in someone with not only Steven's leadership background but also who aligns with HFA's empowered company culture," said Ryan Ray, PE, HFA's Chief Operating Officer. "Steven is dedicated to challenging and changing the AEC industry."
Warlick said he is excited to build a team from the ground up, infusing his leadership strategies with the foundational vision of HFA, which includes leading client partners through design thinking and project delivery excellence.
"HFA's leadership team stands behind that vision each and every day, which allows me to fit into something much bigger than myself," Warlick said. "I envision my impact to simply be an accelerator of something special at HFA that's already in place."