August 7, 2014

HKS, Inc. is the fifth-largest architectural engineering firm in the United States, ranked by annual revenue for 2013, according to Building Design+Construction (BD+C) magazine’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. This is an improvement from last year's sixth-place ranking.

According to the 2014 BD+C report, the biggest factors driving the need for architecture and subsequent construction are the recent shale gale of America and the expansion of the Panama Canal.  Workers, employees and new talent are arriving in mass quantities to areas previously sparse in population and built environment. Thus, comes a massive calling for architecture.

“Things are continuing to look up for the design and construction industry,” said Dan Noble, president and CEO, HKS, Inc. “According to the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI), June marked the second consecutive month of growth in terms of billings and inquiries for work. The new projects inquiry index was 66.4, the highest score in the calendar year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported a spike of 8,800 jobs in architecture and engineering services in July, continuing the trend we’ve been seeing all year.”

The entire 2014 report can be found at

HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top five architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $77 billion in more than 1,498 cities located in 84 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide.

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