Knowledge

Our people and experience inform our knowledge base. Our research and future insight shape that knowledge into a vision of architecture. We invite you to explore the results.


September 21, 2017

By Franko Covington, senior associate, HKS London

On 5th of October, I will have the great honour of flying to Tanzania with a group of friends, colleagues and project team members to help to raise funds for an extraordinary cause by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, to the summit.

September 13, 2017

By Dan Noble, President & CEO

Today, from Chicago to London, Richmond to Dallas, HKS is redesigning several of our offices and leveraging them to communicate who we are and where we are going together as a fully-integrated global design firm. Here’s how that process is unfolding.

September 13, 2017

Close your eyes. Imagine a city in the Midwest, one rich in natural resources at the juncture of a Great Lake and a major river. The city boasts a world-renowned art collection, architecture by Gehry, Burnham, SANAA, and an arts commission devoted to building awareness of and engagement in public art. The city is home to restaurants—from Lebanese to Hungarian—that are the lore of TV legend. What is this city?

September 12, 2017

By Alex Briseno

Detroit. The Motor City. Motown. UNESCO City of Design.

September 12, 2017

HKS is expanding its Chicago office with the addition of Kyle Davis, principal, and architect. He will be a practice leader in the region, growing the firm’s presence across multiple sectors.

September 12, 2017

By Matt Brown

AIA Detroit recently announced that Robert (Bob) Piatek, HKS Detroit’s office director, is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Charles Blessing Award, recognizing architects “who show leadership in planning and civic issues and exemplify the vision, commitment and the accomplishments of Charles A. Blessing.” We sat down with Bob to discuss community activism in the Motor City, and how our Detroit office is evolving with its community.

September 8, 2017

By Camilla Moretti, Steve Jacobson, Lisa Adams, Tyler Schwede and Anne Rezac

As part of HKS’ Idea Fellowship, our team comprised of architects and designers in our Detroit and Chicago HKS offices asked: What if we thought differently about outpatient clinics, and measured the impact of our design? By conducting a yearlong analysis of a new HKS-designed outpatient center in Sylvania, Ohio, this team of Idea Fellows learned that standardization leads to measurable savings in time and money for outpatient clinics—and even improves patient satisfaction.

September 6, 2017

HKS’ global health director, Jeffrey C. Stouffer, and director of research, Upali Nanda, are headed to Stanford Medicine X. Join us and gain insight on the future of health care design. Panel topics and times are as follows, see you there! The conference will be live-streamed in its entirety here.

September 5, 2017

By Lisa Adams, LEED AP ID+C

The average day for a high school student can be chaotic. As soon as the bedside alarm goes off, there’s sensory input coming from all angles: classroom bells ringing and voices ricocheting in hallways; lockers, doors and books slamming shut. An accidental shoulder bump, olfactory sensations of all kinds and exposure to varying degrees of light and temperature – add it all together and it can be mildly irritating for some, or more debilitating for others – leading to a sense of feeling overwhelmed, anxious and frustrated, impacting a teen’s mood, demeanor and ability to absorb instruction at school.

August 23, 2017

Look for HKS at this year’s Building Healthcare Innovation and Design Show in Dubai, at booth 7.D10. HKS team members will be speaking at five events and would love to connect with you at any one of them. Panel topics and times are as follows. See you there!