June 26, 2013

HKS Architects, Inc. announced that Jon Luft, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the HKS San Diego office as vice president. The addition of Luft will enable HKS to further expand its healthcare practice in California. He will provide design and project management services to new and current healthcare clients.

“We are excited to continue our growth in Southern California,” said principal and Pacific West healthcare practice leader, Michael Kim. “Building on our current experience in San Diego on projects like Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital replacement in Oceanside, California, we are eager to share our expertise with a broader client base, and Jon is the perfect person for the job.”

HKS will complete Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, a 500,000 square-foot, design-build military hospital, with Clark/McCarthy, by fall 2013. HKS also is working on projects at San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser Foundation Hospital and designed Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women.

“There is no better time to be an architect, having the opportunity to incorporate incredibly complex variables into unified responses for our clients, while positively affecting those who experience our projects,” said Luft.

Luft has 35 years of experience, including 10 years of healthcare experience in San Diego.

HKS Architects, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top five architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. In 2012, HKS was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles among large companies. Currently, they are working with the University of Southern California, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and the County of Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $75 billion in more than 1,263 cities located in 80 countries. The firm operates from 28 offices worldwide.

For more information, contact Mandy Flynn at mflynn@hksinc.com.

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