Hoefer Wysocki Hires Two Vice Presidents to Join Firm's Dallas Office
DALLAS, TX Travis Leissner, AIA, and John Ruggeri, LEED AP, have joined Hoefer Wysocki as Vice Presidents. Based in the firm's Dallas, Texas, office, they bring a holistic perspective to their respective healthcare, educational and urban design projects. Their individual approaches inspire development of health, wellness and new-collar workforces, an emphasis on collaboration and connection on campus environments in communities and for developer-led mixed-use designs to the firm.
With more than 25 years of experience, Leissner's focus is at the crossroads of healthcare and education, and recently on wellness and active-aging environments.
Prior to joining Hoefer Wysocki, Leissner served as regional practice area leader for the education and health and wellness markets at Gensler where he led and participated in design
solutions. As vice president at CannonDesign, Leissner expanded the firm's brand in Texas with a primary focus in the health and education practices. Prior to his involvement with those organizations, Leissner was with other national firms as well as a founding partner of a healthcare-focused design firm. He received his bachelor's degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University in 1989.
Ruggieri has joined Hoefer Wysocki as Vice president of Urban Design. He contributes more than 30 years of experience to the firm's urban design and planning studio. With the Dallas market primed for continued mixed-use growth, Ruggieri will lead in the practices of urban redevelopment, transit-oriented development and sports and entertainment.
Ruggieri previously served as AECOM's director of design, planning & economics, and as vice president of planning and urban design at RTKL. He also designed and developed several professional sports mixed-use venues in the San Diego, California, and Phoenix, Arizona, markets. He received his Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1978.