Challenge Design Norms

At HKS, we nurture a culture of extraordinary people with curious, creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. Our global team of architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, researchers, anthropologists and more work together to design places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance.

Pursue Your Ideas

Because we believe that design should contribute to the greater good, we invest in research, fellowships, and technological exploration to push the boundaries of what design can do. Our research team studies processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. HKS LINE, our studio dedicated to studying the relationships between emerging technologies and methodologies, challenges our designers to explore innovation in materiality and architectural production.

Design With Purpose

Our communities—from DC to Chicago, Dallas to Uganda—are another focus of our creative talent. Citizen HKS, our impact initiative, enables us to engage with communities most in need of design expertise. In everything we do, across our studios and teams, we’re mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

Join Our Team

What’s it like to work with us? Just ask our team members, past and present. We’re an OpenCompany on Glassdoor, which means that we embrace transparent reviews. We invite you to explore career opportunities at HKS on the links below. Please note that we only accept resumes for posted positions.

U.S. Professionals Careers
Global Professionals Careers

Internships for Students

Each summer, HKS supports a class of student interns who spend 12 weeks working on projects related to architecture, interior design, urban planning and graphic design.  Our interns work alongside our project teams, gaining professional experience while learning what it is like to work at a leading global design firm. Many of our top-performing interns proceed to join HKS as full-time employees upon graduation.

Recruiting for this highly competitive program begins each spring at college and university recruiting events.  For additional information on our internship program and how to apply, please click here.


“I love to work at HKS because of the opportunity to grow and develop as a person and a professional. You don’t see that in a workplace every day.”
|  D. Alex John Jr., Vice President, Designer ǀ Marketing and Business Development, HKS, Inc.   |
“I’ve loved working at HKS for the past 24 years because we do very cool projects, I get to work with my very best friends and there is always something that I can learn from someone at the firm.”
|  Billy Hinton, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Architecture, HKS, Inc.   |
“It is all of the little moments in the office that really ‘make my day’ every single day.”
|  Angela Lee, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Southeast Asia Healthcare Practice Leader, HKS, Inc.   |
“I’m excited to work with Citizen HKS, our community studio, to focus on vulnerable societies and communities and to be able to enhance their experience.”
|  Kate Renner, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Medical Planner and Designer, HKS, Inc.   |
“At HKS, we are professionals. But, at the same time, a sense of humor and family are part of the culture. That’s what I love about HKS.”
|  Navid Tehrani , Designer, Associate AIA, HKS, Inc.   |