BDP Quadrangle Announces Retirement of Principal Jeff Hardy

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Jeff Hardy to Retire as Principal After Career Spanning nearly 40 Years, Will be Recognized as Principal Emeritus

BDP Quadrangle congratulates Jeff Hardy on his upcoming retirement effective June 30, 2024. Jeff will be recognized with the title of Principal Emeritus to acknowledge his 25 years of dedicated service and leadership, particularly in our retail and media environments sectors.

Jeff joined BDP Quadrangle in 1999 and took on leadership of our fast-growing retail sector in the studio, leading to his promotion to Associate in 2000 and Principal in 2012. Throughout his career, he has forged lasting partnerships with many major retail brands and significantly shaped the design of retail environments across North America.

Jeff was also involved in many landmark projects, including the BMW Toronto downtown showroom and the ONroute Highway Service Centres on Highways 401 and 400. His innovative approach to project management also extended to the media industry, where he has contributed to a number of purpose-built film and television production studios.

"Jeff's leadership and pursuit of design and technical excellence have contributed to BDP Quadrangle’s success and the community at large," said Les Klein, Principal, Co-founder, and Studio Head at BDP Quadrangle. "His legacy will continue to influence our projects and inspire our teams."

Beyond his professional achievements, Jeff is known for his engaging presence on social media, where he posts his architectural insights and experiences to over 21,000 followers. In retirement, Jeff plans to continue exploring and documenting his travels, further entertaining and educating his vast audience.

“Looking back over my career with BDP Quadrangle, I am grateful for the opportunities I was given to grow, create and collaborate, not just as a professional but also as an individual. As I approach my retirement, I am filled with a sense of accomplishment and nostalgia for the experiences that shaped my career. I hope the legacy of innovation and commitment that we have built over the years will continue to inspire and drive BDP Quadrangle forward and I am excited to see what the future holds for this incredible team." said Jeff.

As Principal Emeritus, Jeff will be welcome to provide strategic guidance and insights and to mentor future architects and designers.

BDP Quadrangle extends its heartfelt wishes to Jeff on his retirement and offers best wishes as he sets off on his new adventures