Moseley Architects names next CEO
Jeffrey Hyder to succeed Stewart D. Roberson
Jeffrey M. Hyder will step into the role of president and CEO for Richmond-based Moseley Architects beginning Aug. 1, the firm announced.
Hyder, who joined the firm in 1993, will replace Stewart D. Roberson, who will step aside as president and CEO but continue to serve as the company’s chair. Roberson has been at the helm since 2011, after retiring as superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools.
Under Roberson’s leadership, the firm’s annual revenue increased 153%, from $32.4 million to $81 million. Moseley’s portfolio has grown with the addition of senior living and multifamily housing projects and the firm has merged with three other companies, expanding its footprint as far north as Baltimore and as far south as Charleston, South Carolina, and it now has 11 offices. It has designed facilities in 36 states and 14 countries.
“Moseley Architects has enjoyed a strong reputation as a national leader in client service and quality design,” Roberson said in a statement. “With Jeff as president, our future is remarkably bright. Our team members and clients will thrive through his strong leadership and genuine brand of care and attention. I am very pleased that our succession plan is producing this very promising result.”
Hyder joined Moseley after earning his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and over the past 30 years he has served as an architect, operations manager and then leader of its higher education sector as well as vice president and secretary of the board of directors. Since 2015, the higher education sector of the firm has increased its revenue 62%, from $10.4 million to $16.8 million. Its client base has expanded north to include Johns Hopkins University and as far south as the College of Charleston in South Carolina. In that time, Moseley has earned 24 design awards for higher education facilities.
“I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to lead the firm which has given me so much throughout my career,” Hyder said in a statement. “Taking our team’s and clients’ needs to the next level will be exciting. Our board of directors places a major emphasis on thoughtful leadership succession. With this transition, we are all focused on continuing to build an even greater future and an increasing national presence as a design leader. Our firm greatly values the highly effective leadership Stewart has provided for the past 12 years to successfully position us for this moment.”
Moseley Architects, founded in 1969, serves clients in the K-12, higher education, civic, justice, senior living and multifamily housing sectors.