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“Forty years ago, Harwood could look across the drafting table at the entire HKS Dallas project team. Today, people are sitting in HKS locations all over the world working together. More than ever, it is important to communicate as if the person is sitting next to you.”
“Every project, big or small, is a team sport,” says Billy. “The people – not just the architectural tools (e.g. BIM, Grasshopper, Revit) – drive the project and have the knowledge to make it happen.” Billy, who has been with HKS for 25 years, sees his job as helping the firm deliver projects by working closely with the project team and quality management staff. But, he believes his ultimate job is helping others be successful at their jobs, whether he’s providing them with additional staff, technical resources or improved processes. Billy also recruits and hires talent. “I no longer see myself as working on projects. My projects are people. It is my ultimate achievement to hire people and watch them grow into talented, experienced, knowledgeable professionals.”
Registered Architect: Texas
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional
Bachelor of Architecture, Oklahoma State University
Did you know?
Billy has a collection of wild, bright-colored shirts that he is allowed to wear only on HKS casual Fridays.