hardaway | sziabowski


Hardaway|Sziabowski Architects is an accomplished, and well-established niche firm. Since 1976, we have completed over 600 successful projects nationwide within three principal areas of specialization: healthcare, commercial, and residential. Within the healthcare sector, our main focus is in ambulatory healthcare design, and our primary specialty is ambulatory surgery centers having designed over 150 ASCs throughout the country.

Mission Statement

We aspire to balance functionality, aesthetic quality, and technical durability to achieve our clients’ building goals. We wish to make the design experience engaging and collaborative, and the built results gratifying to the users.

Guiding Principles

Our goal is to provide highly functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions which meet our clients’ needs and adhere to their prerequisites. We wish to provide buildings that endure and provide lasting value to all stakeholders. We strive to manage the process of design and construction with competence and professionalism. We work expeditiously and adhere to schedules and budgets. We are careful and conscientious, we check our work, and we respond when you call. We think critically and we solve problems.


Architectural Design and Planning

Interior Design

Site Investigation and Due Diligence

Ambulatory Healthcare Facility Compliance Review

627 Projects
160 ACSs
26 States

our team

Joseph Sziabowski AIA

Joe is president and CEO of HSA. He is an accomplished architect with over 30 years of professional experience in healthcare, commercial, and residential design. With a special focus on ambulatory surgery center design, he writes and speaks on the subject frequently. He is a Lyceum Fellowship board director and a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Rensselaer School of Architecture.

Hannah Utter

Hannah started her career as a building scientist, creating healthy, energy-efficient buildings that better respond to the needs of their occupants. She endeavors to bring this experience to bear on all of her projects, healthcare or otherwise.

Jeffrey Rizzo

With over thirty years of experience with a variety of project types, Jeff has a deep well to draw upon in finding solutions to the most complex design challenges. He has been applying that background to healthcare projects with HSA since 2015 and continues to manage and perform all project related tasks.

Maggie Nesgos

Maggie is an experienced business manager who has focused on supporting entrepreneurial ventures throughout her career. As a “people person”, Maggie is well suited to support Hardaway Sziabowski’s dedication to the client experience.

Nayanpreet Singh

Nayanpreet (Preet) is a recent graduate from The Boston Architectural College and is paving her way to become an Architect in the United States. She has 4 years of professional experience in the field with 1 year of experience in the US and 3 years in her home country, India.

Mark Buckley

Mark has been part of design teams as CADD drafter, technician and more, helping to plan and design healthcare facilities, laboratories and educational buildings for over 20 years.

Rose Moorachian

Rose is the Office Administrator for HSA. She wears many hats, ensuring business operations are running smoothly.

Shannon Cosgrove

Shannon Cosgrove will be with us through Summer 2023. She’s is in her 3rd year in RPI's Bachelor of Architecture program. She is eager to explore and improve her skills, which include a curiosity for 3D and Social Media Technology.

Karen Lin

Karen, a fourth-year architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is interning with us this fall. Karen has an interest in designing for sustainability and inclusivity. Fluent in English and Japanese, Karen is currently working to improve her skills in both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.