Jeff Jensen, AIA
Principal, HKS Hospitality Group

“I continually strive for architecture that is rich, multi-layered, expressive and culturally relevant. Perhaps more important, architecture that, seemingly in contrast to the above, is pragmatic – it works, and strategically functions to bring success to my clients. I am fascinated with the psychology of spaces, of creating places that move people – physically, emotionally and spiritually – that gather people, and that attract people.”

About Jeff

An accomplished and award-winning architect, Jeff has designed projects throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain and China, ranging from distinct, luxury boutique resort properties to mega entertainment and gaming hotels. Jeff has had a passion for the arts since childhood, ranging from music to drawing, sketching, painting, and simply creating.  “I always knew that I would apply this passion in some way to my life’s pursuits.  Creative drawing, creative thinking and architecture seemed to go hand in hand to me,” he says.  “I love what I do today and have for over 33 years.  Just as paintings can stir the emotional soul of a person, places define the emotional fabric where we live, and buildings and their environments play a big part of that. I hope that somehow, in some small way, the projects I have been involved with will have stirred the emotional souls of the people who experience them.”

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Texas

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Kansas