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people
Harwood K. Smith, Founder
1939
Harwood K. Smith, Founder
milestones
Harwood K. Smith, Architect
1939
Harwood K. Smith, Architect
1940-1949
1940-1949
During the War Years
American building design and construction ceased allowing the nation to concentrate all efforts on the war. As a result, Harw...

American building design and construction ceased allowing the nation to concentrate all efforts on the war. As a result, Harwood K. Smith redirected his career focus to serve the government as an army general contractor. His projects during those years included army camps and the Laguna Madre Gunnery School.

milestones
During the War Years
1941
places
Texas Instruments
1944
Texas Instruments
Following World War II
Harwood continued to practice design and construction, setting the foundation for HKS’ specialization as architect-of-record....

Harwood continued to practice design and construction, setting the foundation for HKS’ specialization as architect-of-record.

milestones
Following World War II
1945
places
Ursuline Academy
1946
Ursuline Academy
offices
Office Relocates to Downtown Dallas
1947
Office Relocates to Downtown Dallas
people
Joe Mills joins
1947
Joe Mills joins
milestones
Smith and Mills, Architects-Engineers
1947
Smith and Mills, Architects-Engineers
1950-1959
1950-1959
places
Orand Buick Company Dealership Showroom
1951
Orand Buick Company Dealership Showroom
places
Brook Hollow Country Club
1952
Brook Hollow Country Club
milestones
Harwood K. Smith and Associates
1955
Harwood K. Smith and Associates
people
Rudolf “Sammy” San Miguel Becomes a Principal
1955
Rudolf “Sammy” San Miguel Becomes a Principal
places
Southern Methodist University Moody Coliseum
1956
Southern Methodist University Moody Coliseum
places
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. High School
1956
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. High School
places
Combined American Insurance
1957
Combined American Insurance
places
The Osler Building
1958
The Osler Building
people
George Richie Becomes a Principal
1959
George Richie Becomes a Principal
places
Core Laboratories
1959
Core Laboratories
places
IBM Building
1959
IBM Building
people
Jim Clutts Becomes a Principal
1959
Jim Clutts Becomes a Principal
people
Howard Parker Becomes a Principal
1959
Howard Parker Becomes a Principal
1960-1969
1960-1969
places
Hockaday School
1960
Hockaday School
milestones
Harwood K. Smith and Partners, Inc.
1961
Harwood K. Smith and Partners, Inc.
offices
HKS Offices Relocates to Southland Center
1961
HKS Offices Relocates to Southland Center
places
Texas A&M University School of Architecture
1963
Texas A&M University School of Architecture
places
LTV Tower
1964
LTV Tower
places
Convalescent Center Hospital
1964
Convalescent Center Hospital
places
Oak Cliff Bank and Trust Office Tower
1965
Oak Cliff Bank and Trust Office Tower
places
Taylor Publishing
1966
Taylor Publishing
places
Royal National Bank Building
1968
Royal National Bank Building
people
Durwood Pickle Becomes a Principal
1969
Durwood Pickle Becomes a Principal
places
Cotton Bowl Remodel
1969
Cotton Bowl Remodel
places
One Main Place
1969
One Main Place
people
John Bane Becomes a Principal
1969
John Bane Becomes a Principal
places
Las Colinas Country Club
1969
Las Colinas Country Club
places
One Brookhollow Plaza
1969
One Brookhollow Plaza
1970-1979
1970-1979
places
Eastman Kodak
1970
Eastman Kodak
places
National Chemsearch Corporation
1970
National Chemsearch Corporation
places
Six Flags Mall
1970
Six Flags Mall
places
Zale Corporation
1970
Zale Corporation
places
Colorado State Bank Building
1971
Colorado State Bank Building
places
Eastfield College
1971
Eastfield College
milestones
HKS Board of Directors Increases to Five Members
1971
HKS Board of Directors Increases to Five Members
people
Phil Sheppard Becomes a Principal
1972
Phil Sheppard Becomes a Principal
places
Administration Building DFW Airport
1972
Administration Building DFW Airport
places
Sixty-Sixty Place
1972
Sixty-Sixty Place
sectors
HKS Healthcare is Established
1972
HKS Healthcare is Established
sectors
HKS Interiors is Established
1973
HKS Interiors is Established
people
Ron Brame Becomes a Principal
1973
Ron Brame Becomes a Principal
places
University of Texas at Dallas Lloyd V. Berkner Hal...
1973
University of Texas at Dallas Lloyd V. Berkner Hall
places
University of Texas at Arlington Business Life Sci...
1973
University of Texas at Arlington Business Life Science Center
places
Sheraton Mockingbird Hotel
1973
Sheraton Mockingbird Hotel
Ron Brame becomes HKS President
Ron Brame is named as the new president at HKS, with a new board of directors:
Harwood K. Smith, chairman
Ron...

Ron Brame is named as the new president at HKS, with a new board of directors:
Harwood K. Smith, chairman
Ron Brame, president
George Richie, executive vice president
Paul Terrill, executive vice president

milestones
Ron Brame becomes HKS President
1974
people
Paul Terrill Becomes a Principal
1974
Paul Terrill Becomes a Principal
places
Bossier Bank & Trust Company
1974
Bossier Bank & Trust Company
places
University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson Center, Gree...
1974
University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson Center, Green Center and Lecture Theatre
places
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
1974
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
places
Braniff Airlines Terminal 2W Improvements
1974
Braniff Airlines Terminal 2W Improvements
places
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Te...
1974
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Teaching Auditorium
places
Greenville Avenue Bank Building
1975
Greenville Avenue Bank Building
places
Hemphill Country Hospital
1975
Hemphill Country Hospital
places
Renaissance Tower
1975
Renaissance Tower
places
Twin City Bank
1975
Twin City Bank
places
Texas A&M University Langford Architecture Center...
1976
Texas A&M University Langford Architecture Center Expansion
places
Baylor University Charles A. Sammons Cancer and Re...
1976
Baylor University Charles A. Sammons Cancer and Research Building
places
Southwestern Legal Foundation
1976
Southwestern Legal Foundation
places
Campbell Office Buildings
1977
Campbell Office Buildings
services
HKS Structural is Established
1977
HKS Structural is Established
places
Baylor College of Dentistry
1977
Baylor College of Dentistry
places
Doctors’ Professional Building
1977
Doctors’ Professional Building
places
Wysong Clinic
1977
Wysong Clinic
places
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
1977
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
sectors
HKS Corporate/Office is Established
1978
HKS Corporate/Office is Established
places
U.S. Post Office Dallas Mail Processing Center
1978
U.S. Post Office Dallas Mail Processing Center
people
Jack Nottingham Becomes a Principal
1978
Jack Nottingham Becomes a Principal
places
Chaparral Club
1978
Chaparral Club
people
Wade Driver Becomes a Principal
1978
Wade Driver Becomes a Principal
people
Joe Buskuhl Becomes a Principal
1978
Joe Buskuhl Becomes a Principal
places
Valero Energy Office Building
1979
Valero Energy Office Building
1980-1989
1980-1989
offices
HKS Offices Relocates to Plaza of the Americas
1980
HKS Offices Relocates to Plaza of the Americas
places
Plaza of the Americas
1980
Plaza of the Americas
places
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
1980
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
places
Reunion Arena
1980
Reunion Arena
people
Jack Yardley Becomes a Principal
1980
Jack Yardley Becomes a Principal
Founder Harwood K. Smith Retires
After 41 years, founder Harwood K. Smith retires, leaving the firm well positioned to head into the next decade and beyond.

After 41 years, founder Harwood K. Smith retires, leaving the firm well positioned to head into the next decade and beyond.

milestones
Founder Harwood K. Smith Retires
1980
people
Ron Skaggs Becomes a Principal
1980
Ron Skaggs Becomes a Principal
The Executive Committee is Formed
The three-member HKS Executive Committee is formed including Ron Brame, president; Ron Skaggs, executive vice president; and ...

The three-member HKS Executive Committee is formed including Ron Brame, president; Ron Skaggs, executive vice president; and Paul Terrill, executive vice president.

milestones
The Executive Committee is Formed
1980
people
Ernie Hanchey Becomes a Principal
1981
Ernie Hanchey Becomes a Principal
places
The Warrington Dallas
1981
The Warrington Dallas
people
Dan Winters Becomes a Principal
1981
Dan Winters Becomes a Principal
people
Davis Chauvierre Becomes a Principal
1981
Davis Chauvierre Becomes a Principal
offices
HKS Tampa Opens
1981
HKS Tampa Opens
places
Diamond Shamrock Corporation Headquarters
1981
Diamond Shamrock Corporation Headquarters
people
Bob Swaim Becomes a Principal
1982
Bob Swaim Becomes a Principal
people
Keith Simmons Becomes a Principal
1982
Keith Simmons Becomes a Principal
people
Bill Croft Becomes a Principal
1982
Bill Croft Becomes a Principal
places
888 Boulevard of the Arts
1982
888 Boulevard of the Arts
places
Kahi Mohala Psychiatric Hospital
1983
Kahi Mohala Psychiatric Hospital
places
Four Seasons Las Colinas
1983
Four Seasons Las Colinas
milestones
HKS Purchases Six Interactive CADD Stations
1983
HKS Purchases Six Interactive CADD Stations
people
Ralph Hawkins Becomes a Principal
1984
Ralph Hawkins Becomes a Principal
people
Jim Atkins Becomes a Principal
1984
Jim Atkins Becomes a Principal
places
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Orlando
1984
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Orlando
places
Lomas and Nettleton Service Center
1984
Lomas and Nettleton Service Center
places
Thanksgiving Tower
1984
Thanksgiving Tower
people
Jim Mitchell Becomes a Principal
1984
Jim Mitchell Becomes a Principal
milestones
AIA Dallas Firm of the Year
1985
AIA Dallas Firm of the Year
places
Lincoln Centre
1985
Lincoln Centre
services
HKS Graphics is Established
1985
HKS Graphics is Established
people
John Richardson Becomes a Principal
1986
John Richardson Becomes a Principal
places
MTech Center
1986
MTech Center
people
Bobby Booth Becomes a Principal
1986
Bobby Booth Becomes a Principal
sectors
HKS Justice/Government Established
1986
HKS Justice/Government Established
people
Noel Barrick Becomes a Principal
1986
Noel Barrick Becomes a Principal
places
Baylor University A. Webb Roberts Hospital
1986
Baylor University A. Webb Roberts Hospital
places
Barnett Bank
1986
Barnett Bank
places
Farm Credit Banks of Texas
1986
Farm Credit Banks of Texas
places
Momentum Place
1987
Momentum Place
services
HKS Designcare is Established
1987
HKS Designcare is Established
places
Dominion Tower
1987
Dominion Tower
places
Sunbelt Savings Corporate Headquarters
1987
Sunbelt Savings Corporate Headquarters
places
Parkland Memorial Hospital Patient Tower Addition
1987
Parkland Memorial Hospital Patient Tower Addition
places
One Congress Plaza
1987
One Congress Plaza
offices
HKS Los Angeles Opens
1987
HKS Los Angeles Opens
places
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Busine...
1987
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
people
Joe Sprague Becomes a Principal
1987
Joe Sprague Becomes a Principal
HKS Executive Committee Increases to Four Members
Ron Brame, president
Paul Terrill, executive vice president
Ron Skaggs, executive vice president
Joe Buskuhl, exe...

Ron Brame, president
Paul Terrill, executive vice president
Ron Skaggs, executive vice president
Joe Buskuhl, executive vice president

milestones
HKS Executive Committee Increases to Four Members
1987
places
USAA Towers Retirement Tower and Healthcare Center
1988
USAA Towers Retirement Tower and Healthcare Center
milestones
HKS, Inc.
1988
HKS, Inc.
places
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Expansion
1988
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Expansion
Joe Buskuhl is named President
Joe Buskuhl is named president with Ron Skaggs as chairman and CEO.

Joe Buskuhl is named president with Ron Skaggs as chairman and CEO.

milestones
Joe Buskuhl is named President
1988
places
Dr. Pepper Company and the Seven Up Company
1988
Dr. Pepper Company and the Seven Up Company
places
Stonebridge Country Club
1988
Stonebridge Country Club
places
Cook Children’s Medical Center Interiors
1989
Cook Children’s Medical Center Interiors
places
Winchester Medical Center
1989
Winchester Medical Center
milestones
AIA Citation for Outstanding Education in Practice
1989
AIA Citation for Outstanding Education in Practice
1990-1999
1990-1999
people
Fred Roberts Becomes a Principal
1990
Fred Roberts Becomes a Principal
places
CHRISTUS Schumpert St. Mary Place Ambulatory Care...
1990
CHRISTUS Schumpert St. Mary Place Ambulatory Care Expansion
places
311 South Wacker
1990
311 South Wacker
places
Riverfront Plaza
1991
Riverfront Plaza
people
John Humphries Becomes a Principal
1991
John Humphries Becomes a Principal
sectors
HKS Residential Established
1991
HKS Residential Established
The Executive Committee is Reorganized
Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president

Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president

milestones
The Executive Committee is Reorganized
1991
places
HealthPark Medical Center
1991
HealthPark Medical Center
places
Lincoln Towers Ballston
1992
Lincoln Towers Ballston
people
Nunzio DeSantis Becomes a Principal
1992
Nunzio DeSantis Becomes a Principal
sectors
HKS Sports Group is Established
1992
HKS Sports Group is Established
places
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
1992
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
places
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporate Headquarte...
1992
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporate Headquarters
milestones
IDP Outstanding Firm Award
1992
IDP Outstanding Firm Award
places
JCPenney Corporate Headquarters
1992
JCPenney Corporate Headquarters
The Executive Committee is Reorganized
Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president
Ralph Hawkins, executive ...

Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president
Ralph Hawkins, executive vice president

milestones
The Executive Committee is Reorganized
1992
places
GTE Telephone Operations World Headquarters
1992
GTE Telephone Operations World Headquarters
places
100 North Tampa
1992
100 North Tampa
places
Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics Expansion
1992
Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics Expansion
places
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
1993
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
places
Shutters on the Beach
1993
Shutters on the Beach
places
Texas Stadium Crown Suites
1993
Texas Stadium Crown Suites
places
Mary Washington Hospital
1993
Mary Washington Hospital
places
Kaiser Permanente Marian Medical Offices
1993
Kaiser Permanente Marian Medical Offices
places
Century Telephone Corporate Headquarters
1993
Century Telephone Corporate Headquarters
people
Craig Beale Becomes a Principal
1993
Craig Beale Becomes a Principal
people
Tom Harvey Becomes a Principal
1994
Tom Harvey Becomes a Principal
places
The Ballpark in Arlington
1994
The Ballpark in Arlington
people
Tom Amis Becomes a Principal
1994
Tom Amis Becomes a Principal
people
Ron Dennis Becomes a Principal
1994
Ron Dennis Becomes a Principal
people
Grant Simpson Becomes a Principal
1994
Grant Simpson Becomes a Principal
places
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
1994
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
offices
HKS Richmond Opens
1994
HKS Richmond Opens
milestones
"Architecture of Healing" is Published
1994
"Architecture of Healing" is Published
places
Texas Department of Criminal Justice James Allred...
1995
Texas Department of Criminal Justice James Allred Unit
places
Bayfront Medical Plaza
1995
Bayfront Medical Plaza
places
Bayfit Wellness Center
1995
Bayfit Wellness Center
places
Brooke Army Medical Center
1995
Brooke Army Medical Center
offices
HKS Orlando Opens
1995
HKS Orlando Opens
places
University of North Carolina Neurosciences Hospita...
1995
University of North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital
places
Four Seasons Hualaiai
1996
Four Seasons Hualaiai
people
Tom Holt Becomes a Principal
1996
Tom Holt Becomes a Principal
sectors
HKS Arts & Entertainment is Established
1996
HKS Arts & Entertainment is Established
places
Disney Celebration Town Center
1996
Disney Celebration Town Center
places
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
1996
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
sectors
HKS Hospitality is Established
1996
HKS Hospitality is Established
places
Aikaman’s End Zone Children’s Medical Center of Da...
1996
Aikaman’s End Zone Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
people
Ron Gover Becomes a Principal
1996
Ron Gover Becomes a Principal
sectors
HKS Aviation is Established
1996
HKS Aviation is Established
places
Dallas Zoo Expansion
1996
Dallas Zoo Expansion
places
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
1997
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
milestones
@hksinc.com Email is Created
1997
@hksinc.com Email is Created
places
Disney Wide World of Sports
1997
Disney Wide World of Sports
places
George H. Mahon Federal Building and Courthouse Mo...
1998
George H. Mahon Federal Building and Courthouse Modernization
places
Citibank Tampa Campus Development
1998
Citibank Tampa Campus Development
milestones
www.hksinc.com
1998
www.hksinc.com
offices
HKS Headquarters Moves to Uptown
1998
HKS Headquarters Moves to Uptown
places
Bass Performance Hall
1998
Bass Performance Hall
places
American Stores Company Corporate Headquarters
1998
American Stores Company Corporate Headquarters
places
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1998
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
people
Jack Price Becomes a Principal
1998
Jack Price Becomes a Principal
places
Pinnacle
1998
Pinnacle
places
First USA/Bank One Customer Service Center
1998
First USA/Bank One Customer Service Center
places
Baptist Health Center
1998
Baptist Health Center
people
Dan Jeakins Becomes a Principal
1998
Dan Jeakins Becomes a Principal
places
Baystate Medical Center
1998
Baystate Medical Center
places
Portside Condominiums
1998
Portside Condominiums
places
Methodist Healthcare Sugar Land Hospital
1998
Methodist Healthcare Sugar Land Hospital
places
Children’s Hospital of Central California
1998
Children’s Hospital of Central California
places
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Bright Buildin...
1998
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Bright Building
places
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Woman’s and Ch...
1999
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Woman’s and Children’s Addition
places
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Men...
1999
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Mental Health Hospital Center
places
Yuma Regional Medical Plaza Expansion
1999
Yuma Regional Medical Plaza Expansion
places
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital South Med...
1999
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital South Medical Center
people
Owen McCrory Becomes a Principal
1999
Owen McCrory Becomes a Principal
places
Seuss Landing at Universal's Islands of Adventure
1999
Seuss Landing at Universal's Islands of Adventure
offices
HKS Salt Lake City Opens
1999
HKS Salt Lake City Opens
places
CARTI/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...
1999
CARTI/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Radiation Therapy
milestones
HKS turns 60
1999
HKS turns 60
places
Atlantis Royal Towers
1999
Atlantis Royal Towers
places
Laredo Medical Center
1999
Laredo Medical Center
places
Jones Day
1999
Jones Day
2000-2009
2000-2009
places
St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus
2000
St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus
places
2000 Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
2000
2000 Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
places
Naples Museum of Art
2000
Naples Museum of Art
places
One&Only Ocean Club
2000
One&Only Ocean Club
places
The Physician’s Centre Hospital
2000
The Physician’s Centre Hospital
places
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center
2000
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center
places
Carlson Capital
2000
Carlson Capital
places
Lincoln Plaza
2000
Lincoln Plaza
people
Chuck Means Becomes a Principal
2000
Chuck Means Becomes a Principal
offices
HKS Atlanta Opens
2000
HKS Atlanta Opens
places
Pacific Place
2001
Pacific Place
places
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
2001
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
places
Bullock Texas State History Museum
2001
Bullock Texas State History Museum
places
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Institute
2001
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Institute
places
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Regional Hospital
2001
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Regional Hospital
places
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2001
Cleveland Clinic Florida
places
Sabre Holdings, Inc.
2001
Sabre Holdings, Inc.
places
Rex Wellness Center of Cary
2001
Rex Wellness Center of Cary
places
Intermountain Health Care McKay-Dee Hospital Cente...
2001
Intermountain Health Care McKay-Dee Hospital Center
places
Fidelity Investments
2001
Fidelity Investments
places
Miller Park
2001
Miller Park