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This is the HKS Legacy Experience.
We invite you to experience the places, meet the people
and relive the moments that define our company to this day.
Explore and enjoy.
In addition to building one of the world’s largest architectural practices, Harwood influenced the architectural industry and his community for more than seven decades. He advanced the architecture industry with new knowledge, innovation and talent while building one of the most influential architecture firms in the world. Harwood, a Chicago-native born in 1913, graduated from what is now known as Texas A&M University in 1936. He moved to Dallas and set a clear-cut plan to generate and cultivate an award-winning business. Within a few decades, his one-room, one-man shop matured into a full-service architectural business with more than 400 full-time employees.
Harwood K. Smith begins his architectural practice in Dallas, Texas, specializing in residential and commercial projects with a two-man office located in Highland Park Village.
The early 1940s are defined by World War II. When the United States enters the war, Harwood leaves his architecture business and becomes a contractor for the United States Army. At the end of the war, he returns to Dallas as an architect and contractor. Partnering with Joe Mills, Smith & Mills Architects-Engineers is formed in 1947. Over this decade, the bulk of Harwood’s projects are commercial buildings.
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.
Then known as Geophysical Service Inc., the company’s operations were consolidated for the first time in the newly finished HKS-designed building at 6000 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. HKS has continued to design additional facilities for TI in the decades since.
Harwood continued to practice design and construction, setting the foundation for HKS’ specialization as architect-of-record.
HKS completes one of the first buildings on Ursuline Academy’s new 28-acre Walnut Hill Lane campus, in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas.
HKS moves its offices to the Mercantile Bank Building in downtown Dallas.
Joe served as Harwood’s first partner and the firm’s first office manager when the firm was named Smith and Mills, Architects-Engineers.
Harwood Smith forms a partnership with Joe Mills called Smith and Mills, Architects-Engineers.
Harwood continues to grow his business in the 1950s by establishing Harwood K. Smith and Associates. Rudolf “Sammy” San Miguel is hired in 1955, and works as Harwood’s “right hand man” for the next 33 years. More than 60 percent of his business is still in commercial work during the 1950s.
The first of many Harwood K. Smith-designed country clubs in the Dallas area.
Harwood’s “right hand man,” Sammy worked alongside Harwood Smith for 33 years. Sammy contributed to HKS’ early recognition as a strong production firm. In 1961, a board of directors was established, where Sammy served as vice president and secretary in charge of construction documents, construction administration and accounting.
Moody Coliseum, the first HKS-designed sports venue, has been the home of SMU basketball since December 3, 1956, when the Mustangs defeated McMurry University, 113-36.
Holmes Jr. High was one of two schools selected from the entire Dallas Independent School District to be exhibited at the National Convention in Atlantic City in 1957. This school also represented United States Schools on Public Education in Geneva, Switzerland in July, 1957.
Founded in 1922, the company was originally named the Combined Registry Company. After the Great Depression, Combined Registry bought out American Casualty Company in Texas and became Combined Insurance Company of America.
Working closely with Harwood in establishing the early marketing philosophy, George emphasized the importance of expanding to markets outside the commercial area. George also served on the board of directors from 1971-1980.
Serving as principal designer for the firm, Jim established HKS’ design prominence in the early years.
Howard was hired to develop HKS’ production efforts, transforming preliminary schematic drawings into construction documents.
In 1961, Harwood moves his office to Southland Center in downtown Dallas. In the same year, he incorporates his business becoming Harwood K. Smith and Partners, Inc. Commercial buildings are still the primary business in the 1960s.
The HKS-designed school for girls, located in north Dallas, consisted of several individual buildings on a new 100-acre site, spaced to give the appearance of a college campus.
Harwood K. Smith and Partners, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Texas on November 3, 1961. A board of directors is established naming Harwood K. Smith, president, in charge of sales and design and R.R. “Sammy” San Miguel, vice president and secretary, in charge of construction documents, construction administration and accounting.
The office moves to Southland Center, northeast end of downtown in the City Center District.
The University’s architecture program moved from the Academic Building into the new School of Architecture facility to accommodate 400 undergraduate and post-graduate students. The HKS-designed buildings are known today as Buildings B and C of the Langford Architecture Center.
When the 31-story LTV Tower (previously called National Bank of Commerce) opened in 1964, it was the fifth-tallest building in Dallas. Many remember the building’s façade, containing the world’s largest electronic signboard, often spelling out “LTV.” It also featured a figure of Big Tex in lights during the State Fair.
The seven-story, 90,000-square-foot extended care facility hosted 250 geriatric beds, therapeutic support and dining facilities. The hospital was located close to Baylor University Medical Center.
The 15-story office tower was anything but Western in architectural style when it opened on Monday, January 4. Resting on a landscaped platform, the new office tower incorporated all of the latest design elements of the ‘60s, and to this day remains the largest multi-tenant office building in Oak Cliff.
When sales volumes climbed to an all-time high in the early 60s, Taylor Publishing was creaking from its sudden growth and breaking production records. A new plant was slated for a 1967 opening. However, with the HKS team accelerating the design and construction schedule, the new production facilities opened several months early, in December 1966.
This two-story bank building included drive-through tellers at ground level. The building received an Award of Merit from the Texas Society of Architects.
Serving as an early director of design for HKS, Durwood led the company to receive many local and state design awards. He also directed the firm’s emphasis on development activities including 6060 Place.
In the mid-1960s, HKS was hired to remodel the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park to include modern accommodations. The modernization added chair-back seating, larger locker rooms, new press room, new restrooms and additional concessions areas as well as state-of-the art lighting, sound and graphics, including larger modern scoreboards at each end of the field.
The 34-story office and bank building contains one million gross square feet with below-grade parking. Escalators at street level provided pedestrian access to banking and facilities on the second floor or to specialty retail shops below grade. One Main Place currently stands as the 27th tallest building in Dallas.
In the formative years, John was highly instrumental in taking the firm into a leadership role in the financial and banking markets.
Pre-stressed, brown-tone, exposed aggregate concrete components express the structural system of this 16-story office building. Repeated sections of the façade are projected to provide as many as sixteen office spaces per floor, with two or more exterior walls of insulated reflective glass.
In 1971, a board of directors is established and in 1974, Harwood names Ron Brame President of HKS. During the 1970s, HKS Structural is established, providing structural engineering services. Commercial buildings are still the firm’s primary business however, official sectors for healthcare, interiors and corporate/office are established. Healthcare business increased substantially in the 1970s and contributes to almost 20 percent of HKS’ business in this decade.
This building was a single-level, steel frame structure that provided receiving, processing, storage and distribution of photographic supplies and equipment; equipment repair, receipt, and pick-up; and administrative and order processing. The project earned a Design Award of Merit from the Texas Society of Architects for excellence in design.
This six-story office building housed the international headquarters for National Chemsearch, combining the executive and administrative offices with facilities for sales and management activities, serving each of the operating companies within the corporate structure. The design was developed as a result of an office building “case study,” which provided maximum space efficiency with cost control through careful integration of the six basic elements of structural, mechanical, electrical, exterior wall, vertical transportation and interior systems.
Arlington’s first enclosed shopping center, it was named after the nearby Six Flags Over Texas theme park. Sears, Sanger-Harris and JCPenney were the mall’s anchor stores.
The Zale Corporation’s 18-story, 580,000-square-foot international headquarters building provides a unique look into contemporary office building architecture. With a tapered exterior wall of gold-reflective, high-performance glass and gray granite precast concrete-clad columns, the structure presents an ever changing façade of reflections of the sky and clouds.
The Colorado State Bank Building is a 26-story office building with three levels of basement parking. A Design Commendation Award was received from the Downtown Denver Improvement Association.
With the newly created Dallas County Community College District, Eastfield College was founded in 1970 – opening a year later to serve students in the Mesquite, Garland and East Dallas areas.
Harwood K. Smith
R.R. “Sammy” San Miguel
Serving as a designer at HKS, Phil worked with Harwood to promote and market commercial projects.
This two-story facility was located on the east side of the airport, on the highest elevation of the site, overlooking the entire airport complex. The first floor walls were precast concrete panels with concrete block backup and the second floor was floor-to-ceiling acoustical glass curtainwall. The curtainwall provided maximum views of the airport complex for the executive offices located on the second floor.
This complex contained a unique mix of an office building, hotel and restaurant in separate but interconnected buildings. The meeting rooms and cocktail lounge in the restaurant, combined with the retail shops, barber shop and health club in the office building, made this one of the most convenient facilities in Dallas. This successful development received recognition from the AIA for design excellence.
Ron Skaggs joins HKS, starting the firm’s specialized practice of healthcare architecture. HKS will become one of the largest healthcare architectural firms nationally and internationally.
Under the direction of Ron Brame, HKS Interiors is established, focusing on interior architecture and workplace design.
For more than three decades, Ron used his innovative leadership and management skills to advance the art of teamwork and to improve the standards of education, training and practice in the profession of architecture. Harwood selected Ron, aged 32 at the time, as the firm’s president in 1974. During this time, he added structural engineering as well as healthcare and commercial interiors to the firm’s list of services in addition to opening the Tampa and Los Angeles offices. He also added the firm’s construction group, Texas Constructors, Inc. and the development arm, Coordinators, Inc. In 1988, Ron left the presidency of HKS to care for his terminally-ill wife, returning five months later as the director of commercial architecture.
This two-story building consisted of 80,000 square feet of laboratory and classroom facilities. In 1975, it received an Honor Award from AIA Dallas and a Merit Award from The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation.
The 220,000-square-foot, five-story Life Sciences Building at The University of Texas at Arlington was designed for scientific instruction and research, with a full floor of research laboratories dedicated to bioscience research on a wide species of laboratory animals. A full floor and penthouse of the building consisted of animal housing facilities including controlled environment holding, enclosed and open-air animal runs, animal rooms for various sized mammals, fowl, reptiles and fish. Special facilities include electron microscopy, animal surgery, special diet kitchen, cage and rack washing and sterilizing and controlled experimental research labs.
The eight-story, 196-room hotel and 15,000-square-foot restaurant provided Dallas with an unusual automobile racing “themed” hotel. In the evening, the restaurant and multi-level facility was one of Dallas’ most successful night clubs.
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
Paul brought the firm national recognition through his emphasis on responsive developer-oriented office building design. He also had a significant impact on HKS’ responsive development of technically proficient documents. Paul later served on the board of directors and the executive committee for more than 14 years.
The three-story, 88,000-square-foot structure was designed for full-service banking on the first and second levels, with a third level leased office space. In addition to architectural and engineering services, HKS provided interior design services, with an emphasis on the use of warm and rich colors, coordinating carpeting, floor materials, furniture and accessories.
The complex was composed of three structures; a four-level Social and Behavioral Science Building, a four-level Liberal Arts Building and a single-level, general- purpose lecture theater – all interconnected by underground passage or above-ground, glass-walled bridges. The addition of natural lighting was achieved by large, deeply recessed windows, roof-top skylights and interior glass-walled courtyards open to the sky.
The expanded sanctuary, which was doubled in size, hosted the church’s first Christmas Eve ceremony while it was under construction. Parishioners arrived at the steel-framed, roofless building in coats and blankets to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
With the opening of the new Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport, HKS was hired to provide interior and graphic design services for Braniff International Airways’ 235,000-square-foot passenger terminal. Braniff was a major operator at DFW, in the airport’s early years, using a hub in Terminal 2W and offering international flights to South America, Mexico, London, Europe and Asia.
The teaching auditorium, seating 1,200 people, served as a plaza link between the various medical facilities. Located below the auditorium was a large cafeteria facility and bookstore. The auditorium entrance consisted of a large lobby space, suitable for health education exhibits, flanked by seminar rooms for smaller group meetings.
The 10-story, exposed concrete frame building with bronze glass was the home of Greenville Avenue Bank & Trust. Total services provided by HKS included site evaluation, facility growth projection, bank programming, equipment coordination, architectural and engineering services, space planning, interior design and graphic design.
Following a feasibility study to determine medical facility needs for three sparsely populated counties in the Texas Panhandle, HKS developed plans for a new 30-bed hospital and primary care center to support the region. The facility includes emergency, non-complicated obstetrical, new born, medical and surgical services and is planned for the controlled separation of visitor and hospital operating traffic through grouping of interrelated activities into functional clusters.
When completed, the 56-story office tower was the tallest building in Dallas and originally was known as the First International Tower. The structural design of the building used a trussed-tube, wind-bracing system and a built-up, stub girder system for the typical floor framing. At the time, this was a very unique feature for high-rise office designs.
The eight-story Twin City Bank Building is a 122,000-square-foot bank and office building of silver, reflective, floor-to-ceiling glass. The major banking services were located on the first two floors of the building, which are visually connected by an open well. An open plan was achieved on both floors by using freestanding work stations. HKS provided interior design, space planning and graphic design services in addition to architectural and engineering services.
In 1976, Langford Building A was constructed and the existing HKS-designed buildings were remodeled. The expanded facility accommodated all specialty-related academic needs for 1,500 students in the seven disciplines in the College of Architecture. HKS founder, Harwood K. Smith, was in the class of 1935 and was a Distinguished A&M Alumnus.
A center within a center, Sammons is an integral part of a large tertiary care hospital, providing a research and care center for analysis and treatment of malignant diseases. HKS has continued serving Baylor University Medical Center for over four decades.
Founded in 1947 as the Southwestern Legal Foundation, it remains a pioneer in continuing legal and law enforcement education. In 1976, HKS Interiors designed a new 34,000-square-foot space for the growing nonprofit educational institution – known today as The Center for American and International Law.
The HKS-designed golden glass twin towers at Campbell Center were an integral part of the original television show “Dallas.” They were commonly part of the skyline sweep shown in the show’s introduction and often an onsite location for filming.
Daniel Winters is hired as director of structural engineering, establishing HKS Structural, providing engineering services to complement architectural designs.
Baylor College of Dentistry, located on the Baylor University Medical Center campus, provides basic and graduate level training in all phases of dentistry and related care. HKS renovated and expanded the basic science and clinical facilities totaling 180,000 square feet
Designed as an adjunct to the 180-bed Doctors Hospital, the four- story Doctors Professional Building provides office lease space for approximately 36 physicians. The building exterior is bronze, glare-reducing glass set in warm-tone concrete and stucco to complement the hospital’s exterior.
This clinic was designed to support a cooperative medical group practice consisting of a wide range of medical specialties. Adjunct support functions included radiology, laboratory, emergency, dental
Responding to the healthcare needs of the West Texas region, a new School of Medicine and Regional Medical Center was built to serve both the urban and widely dispersed rural population. The facility included the school of medicine, school of nursing and allied health with a complex totaling 811,000 square feet.
Bill Croft is hired to lead HKS Corporate/Office group, establishing the firm as a prominent practice in the corporate office sector including work for clients such as JCPenney, EDS and GTE.
Dallas, a hub for First Class mail processing due to the city’s numerous financial, insurance, legal and other types of businesses, was in need of a large USPS distribution center. The 499,000-square-foot mail processing facility is now the only large Network Distribution Center (NDC) in the state of Texas.
One of the first project managers at HKS, Jack contributed significantly to the success of the healthcare practice through his management efforts. Jack also was a key proponent of sustainable design and green architecture within the firm.
Wade headed HKS’ production department for 20 years. Prior to that, he served as director of construction administration. HKS was known in the 80s for its production capabilities due to Wade’s efforts. He also had a major influence on the architects in the firm by hiring many employees and developing their growth in production and project management roles.
Joe started at HKS as a draftsman and became a senior project manager on many of the firm’s largest commercial projects. He became president in 1988 and served until 2001, being responsible for the firm’s growth and diversity including opening offices in Orlando, Richmond, Salt Lake City and Atlanta as well as developing the firm’s sports and environmental graphic sectors. Joe also served as a member of HKS’ Executive Committee.
Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and a marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. HKS provided interior and workplace design for the new corporate headquarters in San Antonio.
HKS makes a name for itself in the 1980s. In 1980, the Dallas headquarters moves to Plaza of the Americas. In the same year, Harwood retires. Offices are opened in Miami and Los Angeles during this decade. An official sector for justice and government is established as well as HKS Graphics and HKS Designcare services. HKS is named AIA Dallas Firm of the Year in 1985 and receives a national citation for Outstanding Education in Practice in 1989. In 1988 the firm is officially named HKS, Inc. and Joe Buskuhl is named President. Healthcare is booming in the 1980s and responsible for almost 50 percent of HKS’ business; commercial projects follow at 35 percent.
HKS offices move from the Southland Center to the newly completed, HKS-designed Plaza of the Americas North Tower.
Announced in 1977, Plaza of the Americas was one of the first mixed-use developments in Dallas, designed around an enclosed atrium. For 18 years, the HKS Dallas office was housed in the north tower of the complex.
The donors of the new replacement facilities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children had made just one request of the design team and hospital administrators: the new state-of-the-art facility should not look, feel or smell like a hospital. This directive unleashed a wellspring of creativity and a cutting-edge movement to rethink the very nature of healthcare design.
The 19,000-seat arena was built as the primary home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks. On August 9, three months after its opening, the music video for Queen’s hit song “Another One Bites the Dust” was recorded at the arena during The Game Tour.
Jack was hired to establish HKS’ design excellence, becoming the firm’s design director in the early 70s. He continued to serve in this role until 2002. Jack had a strong influence on the firm’s attainment of numerous design awards locally, regionally and nationally.
After 41 years, founder Harwood K. Smith retires, leaving the firm well positioned to head into the next decade and beyond.
Ron joined HKS in October 1972 to begin the specialized practice of healthcare architecture. Due to Ron’s leadership, HKS is one of the largest healthcare architectural firms nationally and internationally. Ron later became a member of HKS’ Executive Committee serving as HKS Chairman and CEO from 1988-2001 and HKS Chairman from 2002-2007. He also served as national AIA President in the year 2000 and was inaugurated as the 51st Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows in 2012.
The three-member HKS Executive Committee is formed including Ron Brame, president; Ron Skaggs, executive vice president; and Paul Terrill, executive vice president.
Ernie served as one of HKS’ first project managers, contributing significantly to the success of the commercial practice through his management efforts. He also is credited with much of the firm’s repeat client work in the commercial sector.
This 389,420-square-foot, 22-story building contains 142condominiums, a pool, tennis courts, meeting rooms, tenant storage, employee lounge/dressing area and attached 334-car parking garage.
Dan began the HKS Structural group, serving to grow the department from one-person to 40, establishing standards for detailing and engineering.
Davis started as a designer before pioneering the firm’s entry into the use of CADD systems. He continued to lead HKS in the latest trends of project delivery through the use of the most current digital technology.
The first HKS regional office opens in Tampa, Florida providing construction services for several HKS projects along the eastern states.
HKS provided architectural, space planning and interior design services for the 100,000-square-foot, 2-story corporate headquarters. By 2001, Diamond Shamrock had more than 4,700 retail sites in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Registered as both an architect and engineer, Bob was a project manager in the commercial sector. He managed many of the firm’s high-rise commercial and corporate projects.
Keith joined the firm as a senior design principal. A prolific designer, he worked on award-winning high-rise projects. He also designed projects in the healthcare sector of the firm.
Known for his personalized marketing efforts, Bill was responsible for bringing the firm to prominence in the corporate sector including work for clients such as JCPenney, EDS and GTE.
This projected consisted of a 347,000-square-foot, 18-story building containing 140 condominiums, 12 townhomes with covered parking, tennis court, swimming pool, exercise facility and boat slips.
The first private freestanding psychiatric hospital to be constructed in Hawaii, the design created a campus-like setting on 14.5 acres with five separate single-story buildings – emphasizing a supportive environment for patient treatment.
Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Four Seasons is the only AAA Five-Diamond resort in Texas. The resort is known for its golf facilities, which includes the TPC Las Colinas championship course that was designed by Jay Morrish, in consultation with Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw.
An industry trendsetter, HKS began using Computer-Aided Drafting and Design. HKS has continued to research, develop and deploy advanced computer solutions to provide clients with comprehensive and efficient professional services.
Beginning his career as an HKS intern in 1973, Ralph worked his way up the ranks. Ralph directed the firm’s healthcare design group bringing it to national prominence. He later assumed the role of president and CEO in 2002 and chairman, president and CEO in 2004. During his 13-year tenure as HKS President, Ralph was responsible for the significant growth of the firm and led the firm into an international practice, opening seven offices outside of the U.S. He elevated the firm’s local awareness through many prestigious awards emphasizing excellence in design as well as business practice. Currently Ralph is a member of HKS’ Executive Committee, serving as chairman.
Jim became the director of construction services in 1988. He managed the department during its active growth period, establishing procedures in construction administration. These procedures were utilized by architects nationwide through publication in the AIA Handbook for Professional Practice.
A 689,500-square-foot, 18-story resort containing 750 guest rooms, an 18-story atrium, three restaurants, ballroom, exhibit hall, complete convention facilities, resort pool and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Lomas & Nettleton, once one of the largest mortgage companies in the United States, hired HKS to design a new 252,700-square-foot mortgage operations and training center.
Thanksgiving Tower is a 1.5 million-square-foot, 50-story office tower with a six-level, 725-car, below-grade parking garage. When built, this skyscraper was the second-tallest building in Dallas. Today, it stands as the eighth tallest. The project received an Energy Award from the Texas Society of Architects in 1984.
Jim joined HKS after a successful structural engineering practice of 25 years. Jim served as the director of HKS Structural, leading the group in the structural design of more than 100 projects.
HKS receives the Firm of the Year Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement from the AIA Dallas Chapter. HKS receives the same award 10 years later in 1995.
The stunning geometrical glass towers give Lincoln Centre a landmark identity. Constructed in multiple phases, the 30-acre, mixed-use development comprises three office buildings a hotel, health club and a two-acre lake.
HKS hires Shalmir Johnston to direct and lead HKS Graphics, a newly formed creative studio specializing in branding and printed marketing materials.
John joined HKS as its second registered engineer serving as a principal. He built the firm’s justice/government practice and led to its prominence in the governmental sector. John also played a pivotal role in the opening of the Washington D.C. office.
A 30-acre, 464,760-square-foot, six-story data center and corporate offices with below-grade truck dock and atrium.
Bobby was versed in multi-disciplined sectors including commercial, sports and hospitality. Through his aggressive marketing approach, he brought the firm numerous new clients. Bobby was elected as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council in 2008, serving in that leadership role through 2013.
John Richardson joins HKS forming the firm’s justice/government practice as a complement to the commercial and healthcare groups.
Noel served as senior project manager on many of the firm’s largest healthcare projects. He was responsible for HKS’ 20-plus-year relationship with Universal Health Services. In 2008, Noel was elected as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council.
The completion of several buildings on the healthcare campus, including the 17-story Roberts Hospital, ranked Baylor University Medical Center as the second-largest private, general, not-for-profit medical center in the United States.
This is an 847,000-square-foot, 41-story headquarters building for Barnett Bank, with an 11-story, 1,000-car garage. This skyscraper stood as the tallest building in Tampa until 1992, when 100 North Tampa surpassed it. The building is currently known as The Bankof America Plaza.
This project included a 157,500-square-foot, four-story financial headquarters with a 325-car, below-grade parking garage. Farm Credit Banks of Texas is currently known as Texas Mutual Insurance Company.
The new headquarters for MCorp Bank (now Comerica Bank) was a modern interpretation of the classic barrel vault design, giving the building an overall art nouveau style. At the time of completion, it was the most legally contested building on the Dallas skyline due to the economic downturn of the late 1980s and the savings and loan scandal.
A unique in-house studio is formed with an emphasis on understanding healthcare/life care interior design, specializing in creating inviting and hospitable environments.
This project includes a 436,084-square-foot, 26-story office building and 1,262-car garage. Today the tower is still the tallest building in the city of Norfolk. The building was named after the state of Virginia’s nickname “The Old Dominion”.
A 602,226-square-foot, 12-story corporate headquarters with two atriums and 1,391-car, four-level, below-grade parking garage. The project received a Merit Award from the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference in 1988. It currently serves as the Mary Kay Corporate Headquarters.
Parkland Memorial Hospital complex was transformed with a new building and major renovations – changing the hospital’s image from an institutional to a progressive healthcare provider reflecting Parkland’s leadership role in the provision of cutting-edge healthcare.
One Congress Plaza is a 539,700-square-foot, 30-story building with a 10-level, 885-car parking structure. The building is currently the eighth tallest building in Austin and is one of the most famous.
HKS hires Tom Harvey to open its second regional office in Los Angeles, the first full-service regional office.
The design objectives for the Georgian-style business school focuses on the use of technology and space to facilitate teaching, learning and research activities for faculty and students.
Joe joined HKS to market and expand the firm’s healthcare practice. Through his extraordinary network of healthcare decision-makers, the firm has become a national force in healthcare design.
Ron Brame, president
Paul Terrill, executive vice president
Ron Skaggs, executive vice president
Joe Buskuhl, executive vice president
Nestled in the Alamo Heights area, USAA developed a retired military personnel senior community. Adjacent to the 24-story residential tower is a 3-story healthcare center, currently known as Parkland West, providing optimal long-term rehabilitative and nursing care in a safe and pleasant environment.
The firm is renamed HKS, Inc.
Shortly after the 187,500-square-foot expansion was completed, the medical staff at Children’s performed the first pediatric heart transplant in Dallas.
Joe Buskuhl is named president with Ron Skaggs as chairman and CEO.
Includes interior renovation for six floors of the corporate office with a circular convenience stair between levels 16 through 18.
This project includes a 37,200-square-foot club, the focal point of a 6,230-acre master planned residential community, containing two championship golf courses, spa, club house, pro shop, health club, Olympic-sized swimming pool and tennis courts.
A castle-like atrium stands at the nucleus of the facility and all six floors of the building are organized from this space. The notions of escape and fantasy are intended with the hope they may alleviate possible fears in the children during hospitalization. As the children travel up to their floors, they do so in glass-backed elevators which open up to the atrium, creating a focus and visual interest. The nurse stations are detailed to introduce a smaller scale for children. Room graphics incorporate spaces for a child to write their own name and display photos or gifts to attempt to personalize their space.
The design of a 480-bed Winchester Medical Center replacement hospital included full ancillary services connected by a healthcare mall to a physician’s office building and ambulatory care center. Over the past 25 years, HKS has completed numerous projects for Winchester Medical Center.
HKS receives a national AIA Citation for Outstanding Education in Practice for the firm’s comprehensive education program.
HKS continues to expand during the 1990s. Offices are opened nationally in Richmond, Orlando and Salt Lake City. In 1998, the Dallas headquarters moves to Uptown. Official sectors for residential, sports and entertainment, arts and entertainment, hospitality and aviation are established. HKS is awarded IDP Outstanding Firm of the year in 1992 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 1999. Keeping up with advances in technology, HKS creates both a website and an official email in this decade. Healthcare continues to rule 50 percent of the firm’s business.
Fred manages many large and prestigious projects and has worked to promote repeat status with many of the firm’s leading clients for more than 30 years. In addition, Fred was responsible for leading efforts to open the Atlanta office. In 2008, Fred was elected to serve as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council, serving in that firm leadership role through 2010.
An overriding goal for the project was to create a strong image that contributes to community pride. A winding, tree-lined boulevard leads to the center, with the main entrance relocated for improved access and wayfinding. A central lobby atrium provides vertical and horizontal access to ambulatory care areas. The design gives CHRISTUS Schumpert the capacity to expand vertically up to nine floors, making it a prominent landmark.
With its shining architectural crown visible for miles, 311 South Wacker is one of the most distinct features of the Chicago skyline. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
Overlooking downtown Richmond’s James River, Riverfront Plaza is one of the largest twin-tower facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, boasting two, 22-story towers with 996,000 square feet of office and retail space.
John was the first chief financial officer of the firm. He worked with Harwood in the 70s starting on the architectural side. With his MBA, he soon progressed into business development, finance and operations duties, becoming the first senior vice president of operations. He was also responsible for legal and human resources functions.
HKS creates a new market sector focusing on the large-scale residential developments.
Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president
The centerpiece of this 470,300-square-foot development is a 120-bed women’s and children’s center and a 120-bed heart and neurology center organized around a central three-story atrium.The space was so enthusiastically received that it has been the site of several weddings and other community receptions. This building received a Gold Award from the Texas Society of Architects/Texas Hospital Association.
The ideal location just outside of the District, the two, 22-story towers provide 714 apartment units, pool, storefront retail space and a 725-car, below-grade parking garage.
Nunzio brought HKS to national prominence in the hospitality practice. Nunzio secured work with first-time client Walt Disney and continues to complete repeat work for several high-profile hospitality clients. He also negotiated the acquisition of Hill Glazier, merging the hospitality practice as HKS Hill Glazier Studio. Since 2003, Nunzio has served as a member of HKS’ Executive Committee.
Recognizing an essential need, HKS organizes the HKS Sports Group by hiring Bryan Trubey to lead and direct the newly formed studio specializing in sports facility design.
In 1992, Sharp Mary Birch opened as the largest and most extensive freestanding center for women’s health in Southern California. More babies are delivered at Sharp Mary Birch than anywhere else in California.
Positioned on a segment of a 93-acre master planned site, the new headquarters contains 1.6 million square feet of office space for 8,000 employees. The building design includes one long linear building connected with a total enclosed “Main Street,” which connects all of the buildings.
The Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC) selected HKS as a recipient of the Intern Development Program (IDP) Outstanding Firm Award – a national AIA certificate recognizing firms that actively embrace IDP and demonstrate a commitment to interns by making the path to licensure an integral part of the firm’s culture.
At the time, JCPenney’s move of its corporate operations and 3,800 jobs from New York to Texas was one of the largest and most dramatic corporate relocations in history. Using state-of-the-art office systems, the new low-rise, mall-like headquarters complex provided flexibility and change in the very competitive retail business.
Ron Skaggs, chairman and CEO
Joe Buskuhl, president
Ron Brame, executive vice president
Ralph Hawkins, executive vice president
The world headquarters facility included a 1.7-million-square-foot corporate complex with two, four-story office buildings, joined with pedestrian tunnels, including dining facilities, meeting facilities, fitness center, TV/production studios and two below-grade parking structures. The property is still owned by the original owner who is now Verizon Communications. This building received a TOBY Award/International Office Building of the Year from the Building Owners and Managers Association of America and a Golden Trowel Award from the United Masonry Contractors Association.
in association with design-build with HCB Inc.
This project includes an 853,336-square-foot, 42-story corporate facility and a 14-level, 600-car garage. The project received an Outstanding Design Achievement/Award of Recognition from The Planning Commission. Currently, it is the tallest building in Tampa and the fifteenth-tallest building in Florida.
Children’s Mercy Hospital underwent a major redevelopment of its existing campus to meet the needs of its most important clients – children and their parents. The 220,000 square feet of additions includes inpatient rooms, ambulatory care center and selected ancillary support as well as a 450-car parking garage. After including children and their families in the design process, the facility was organized into playful zones such as Sky & Space, Myths & Legends, Wild Kingdom and Deep Sea, a move that greatly facilitated wayfinding.
The addition of 240,000 square feet to the existing 304,000-square-foot facility and 137,000 square feet of renovations provides for expansion in almost every department. The completed facility is 244 beds.In constant motion, the lighting provides the centerpiece for design. In the porte cochere, entry tunnel, elevator lobbies and atrium, lighting creates an unusual effect for patients and families to enjoy.
Shutters on the Beach is a 186-room luxury hotel that includes a pool, spa and fitness facilities, restaurants and bars and meeting and ballroom space. Shutters is notable for having partnered with designers such as Joie, Kate Spade and Claire Vivier.
This project consisted of a 39,000-square-foot renovation and interiors for 68 new luxury suites at the existing 63,000-seat Texas Stadium. Texas Stadium served as the home field for the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 2008. Nine platinum suites ranged in size from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet. This stadium was demolished on April 11, 2010.
On September 12, 1993, rescue squad vehicles helped transport 155 patients from the aging Mary Washington Hospital building to its new facility on Sam Perry Boulevard. The 310-bed replacement facility reflects current trends and directions in healthcare delivery for the surrounding community.
The building was designed along a zero lot line, in addition to developing an internally-focused courtyard. The tree-lined courtyard creates a soothing, sheltered garden space that serves as an entry to the building, as well as a walkway to the facility’s parking garage. The two-story lobby provides easy wayfinding to each specialty area and views to the comforting courtyard.
Now known as CenturyLink, the 160,000-square-foot headquarters houses one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, and is a recognized by technology and analyst firms as a leader in the network services market.
Craig served as the director of HKS Healthcare Group, having led the service of numerous clients resulting in a high degree of repeat business. He has been instrumental in the establishment of the firm’s international healthcare practice through the formation of RyderHKS in the United Kingdom. Since 2006, Craig has served as a member of HKS’ Executive Committee.
Tom was first hired to open the firm’s Los Angeles office in 1987, where he grew the healthcare practice within the state. He subsequently relocated to Dallas directing healthcare design efforts for the firm throughout the nation. In 2010, Tom became president of the newly launched nonprofit Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE).
The Major League ballpark for the Texas Rangers, site of the 1995 All-Star Game, includes 49,262 seats, 122 luxury suites, a four-story office building, private club and bar, public sports bar and grill, Legends of the Game baseball museum, children’s learning center, retail space and a state-of-the-art baseball facility for kids. The project received an Award for Outstanding Project from the American Subcontractors Association, North Texas Chapter and a Commendation for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors.
A multi-faceted senior project manager, Tom led production teams in both the commercial and institutional sectors ranging from projects such as Baylor University Medical Center, JCPenney Corporate Headquarters and St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
As a specialist in healthcare design, Ron led the design of hospital projects throughout the nation. He also established the firm’s specialized practice in children’s hospitals across the nation from Miami Children’s Hospital in Florida to Children’s Hospital Central California.
Grant served as the head of the HKS production department, bringing continuity to the firm’s construction documents while serving as project director. He refined and improved many of the practices used by the firm today.
Like many hospitals constructed between 1950 and 1970, INTEGRIS Baptist was organized to support inpatient operations. By the mid-1980s, the need to accommodate and facilitate ambulatory care was paramount. HKS studied the circulation patterns in the hospital-medical office building complex and proposed a new addition that afforded an easy portal of access with convenient and abundant parking nearby.
HKS hires Chuck Means to open a fourth HKS office in Richmond, serving Virginia and the surrounding Atlantic States.
HKS “Architecture of Healing” book is published. An updated version of the book, “Architecture for Healing” is later published in 2004.
Located on over 320 acres of land, the James Allred Unit is one of the largest maximum-security units in Texas, housing approximately 3,600 offenders. This new prototype unit featured one of the first expansion cell blocks.
Once a single, 400-bed hospital, the Bayfront Medical Center is now a dynamic outpatient-focused healthcare campus.The Bayfront Medical Plaza is an ambulatory care center designed to enhance and complement the existing facilities at Bayfront Medical Center. The facility includes two buildings connected by a shared, full-height atrium. This project received a Bronze Award from the Texas Society of Architects/Texas Hospital Association.
Bayfit transformed the 1,500-square-foot fitness area into a 6,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art wellness center. The facility offers wellness counseling and education, fitness evaluations, personalized exercise prescriptions, aerobics and other guided exercise programs and weight management, diabetes and workman’s compensation programs. In addition, cardiac rehab phase 4 specialization is a focus of Bayfit. The facility is designed to capture the dynamics of fitness and wellness.
The Medical Center is a 1.6 million-square-foot, 450-bed replacement facility including a seven-story bed tower, five-story ancillary building, medical mall and three-story clinic building. The facility features a major burn center, 60 special care beds, a full range of clinics, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy and other ancillary support functions. The Institute of Surgical Research, also a part of the facility, is a 130,000-square-foot research laboratory developed as an adjunct to Brooke Army Medical Center.
Melanie Cornell is hired to open the HKS Orlando office focusing on the marketing and development of HKS growth in the Southeast region of the United States.
The new 253,000-square-foot facility accommodates the rapid changes occurring in the exciting field of neurosciences, from brain-mapping techniques and gene therapy of the head and neck to the latest in psychiatric care.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualaiai, inspired by the architecture of traditional Hawaiian villages, illustrates the concept of kipuka, or oasis – a lushly landscaped paradise surrounded by molten lava flows.
As a multi-faceted senior project manager, Tom has managed both private and public works consisting of commercial, institutional, education and hotel projects, as well as justice facilities.
After several successful arts, entertainment and religious projects, HKS creates a new sector tailored to the more specialized design of performing arts centers, museums, theme parks and religious facilities.
Originally developed by The Walt Disney Company, the 50-acre community is often cited as an example of new urbanism, or neo-traditional town design, emphasizing parks, sidewalks and a combination of residential and commercial space.
The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center project is the result of a merger of three children’s hospitals. The playful massing of the exterior form in a toy-like way, along with providing oversized basic geometric icons (spheres, cube and cone) to serve as the major points of entrance, are a response to that challenge. The use of vibrant color recalls the cartoons and video games that are so familiar to children.
Under the direction of Nunzio DeSantis, a new studio is formed focusing on hospitality architecture. The practice continues to be ranked frequently in the top three according to World Architecture, Building Design+Construction (BD+C) and Hotel Business magazines.
Founded by the National Football League celebrity in 1992, the Troy Aikman Foundation provides financial support for the physical, psychological, social, and educational needs of children facing serious illnesses. With two hospitals in Texas and one in Oklahoma, Aikman’s End Zone provides a special place for children to explore emerging technology and allow opportunities for escape, inspiration and imagination.
Ron is recognized for the firm’s success with academic medical centers and biomedical research facilities. Ron also plays a vital role in mentoring and hiring HKS’ new and young talent, allowing them to grow and develop with the firm. In 2008, Ron was elected as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council.
With several projects at DFW International Airport, HKS creates a new specialized market sector by introducing the Aviation practice.
Overlapping the first phase of the DART Red Line Zoo Station, the construction of a new entrance, parking area and lemur exhibit was completed. A year later, the new 2-acre chimpanzee forest exhibit opened to the public.
Since its opening, Las Ventanas al Paraiso has brought an unprecedented level of luxury and hospitality to Los Cabos, and played a lead role in elevating it to become Mexico’s most upscale destination. The master-planned resort and spa was designed with the influence of the surrounding climate and indigenous plant life for a desert oasis feel.
More than 300 HKS employees begin using the new companywide @hksinc.com email.
Hosting more than 60 sports across 10 venues, the Wide World of Sports complex is the pre-eminent multi-sport facility of its kind in the world. The new 220-acre athletic complex opened in March 1997 with an exhibition baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds.
The federally funded modernization project required space renovation and asbestos abatement of the 1971 building. An intricate move sequence was added in the drawings to shift the 29 agencies around the building – accommodating construction while keeping the federal facility 100 percent operational.
Days after Citibank employees relocated to their new 127-acre corporate campus, Citigroup became the world’s largest financial institution and No. 7 on the Fortune 500 list in 1998. When built, the Citibank Tampa campus was so large the Tampa Post Office gave them their own postal code.
HKS joins the World Wide Web, launching its first HKS website.
HKS moves its 380 employees from the Plaza of the Americas building into the newly renovated Adleta warehouse building at 1919 McKinney Ave.
The European opera-house-inspired limestone structure is the crown jewel of a city that boasts the nation’s third-largest cultural district. The hall also is an important symbol of one of the most successful downtown revitalization efforts in the country, built entirely with private funds.
The second-tallest skyscraper in Utah, the triangular design of the American Stores Headquarters (now the Wells Fargo Center) resulted in the creation of one of Salt Lake City’s landmark buildings. A pedestrian bridge linking the tower and the 480-car garage was conceptually designed as a piece of “art.” The bridge, the first of its kind in the United States, is an all-glass structure.
With aging buildings that lacked the infrastructure to support state-of-the-art technological equipment, MD Anderson launched the University of Texas System’s largest-ever undertaking. The 1.2 million-square-foot expansion at Texas Medical Center nearly doubled the size of its current facility including a research building, patient care tower and clinic service building.
Jack rejoined HKS as the office manager in the HKS Los Angeles office in 1993. He was responsible for the commercial growth of HKS in California. He also focused on the residential market, especially in San Francisco.
This dramatic 22-story office building was built on a prime piece of real estate at Peachtree and Lenox in Buckhead, a trendy, old suburb of Atlanta.The crown jewel for tenants, the roof terrace, affords spectacular vistas of the tree-lined streets of Buckhead. A garden-like setting provides tenants with benches and tables for lunches, breaks and other special events.
This 170,000-square-foot customer service facility was placed on a 22-acre, heavily wooded site in Austin, Texas. The facility was designed to create a relaxing and pleasant work environment, while at the same time minimizing the project’s impact to the environment. It is currently known as the Quarry Oaks Atrium.
The guiding vision for Baptist Health Center was to create a patient-focused medical village that fosters health and recovery in a pastoral healing environment. The 321,500-square-foot building is designed primarily as an outpatient-oriented facility with an inpatient component integrated into the patient flow. A straight-forward circulation system delineates a separation between public and service traffic while providing a chassis for future incremental growth spurts.
in association with The Wilcox Group
Dan is responsible for securing many of the firm’s largest commercial and corporate projects. Dan has been focused on corporate trends and is a frequent speaker at real estate functions. In 2008, Dan was elected to serve as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council, serving in that leadership role through 2011.
The Baystate Medical Center, built over a century ago, was transformed into a premium ambulatory services provider with the addition of two new buildings. The Northern Edge Campus includes an ambulatory care center. The North Campus includes the new Chestnut Surgery Center.
in association with Steffian Bradley Architects
The two 10-story waterfront towers celebrate the style and elegance of San Francisco’s maritime and deco heritage. The residences were designed with rounded corners, railings reminiscent of a cruise ship and porthole-type accent windows.
The 91,800-square-foot facility contains the core elements of outlying facilities including emergency, imaging and ambulatory surgery, as well as short-term inpatient beds, labor and delivery rooms and testing/diagnostics functions.The hospital is connected by an atrium to a 64,600-square-foot medical office building housing primary and specialist care, obstetrical, outpatient, rehabilitation, urgent care, ancillary, health screening and wellness training.
The Children’s Hospital Central California transports kids, their parents and siblings into a world of healing, caring and learning. From the entry’s life-size topiary animals to the star-lit patient rooms, the hospital’s focus is clear – children come first.From the colorful, village-like exterior to the playful, earthy interior, the facility promotes healing through a mentally stimulating environment.
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Bright Building houses the hospital’s ear, nose and throat programs – one of the largest in the country. It also is home to the ARCH Center. The building allows the consolidation of many services offered at the existing Children’s Medical Center. The signature of the new facility is a one-of-a-kind “planescape,” greeting children and their families as they enter the four-story atrium. A ceiling-suspended glider plane, provided by the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field, serves as the planescape’s centerpiece.
Expanded maternal and childcare needs were met with 225,000 square feet of new additions and renovations to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The facility now accommodates a labor and delivery unit, a mother/baby unit, nurseries, newborn intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit, and women’s and children’s outpatient services. This project received a Healthcare Design Award from The Center for Health Design in 2001.
The 188,000-square-foot Mental Health Hospital Center is a consolidation of the mental health services provided by the University of Miami. The program consists of 180 inpatient beds, including pediatric, adolescent, adult, medical psychiatric, geriatric and rapid intake assessment units. The plan of the facility organizes the departments along a concentric series of arcs that house the hospital’s services. The departments are organized along this arc in ascending acuity of care with outpatient services being the first arc, partial hospitalization, the middle arc and inpatient, the most remote arc.
Sited adjacent to the existing Yuma Regional Medical Center, Medical Plaza Ambulatory Care Center creates a new, easily accessible ambulatory care zone for the campus.The expansion creates a full-service ambulatory care center with imaging, surgery and endoscopy services, laboratory facilities and pre-admission testing. The cornerstone of the facility is its main reception and outpatient registration center from which each of the co-located clinical services can be seen and easily accessed.
The 90,000-square-foot, two-story facility offers diagnostic imaging services, an urgent care center, surgery/intervention center, rehabilitation/fitness center, short-term stay and a 100,000-square-foot, three-story medical office building. The medical center was created to accommodate patients and physicians with the most cost-effective and quality healthcare facilities available. Each of the practice-ready medical suites that serves as office space has been carefully designed for efficiency of physician movement, patient floor and physician-staff interaction.
Owen is responsible for many of the firm’s developer clients including Lincoln Property Company (LPC). He has worked to promote repeat client status with LPC for more than 35 years. He also is well-versed in the design and function of investor office buildings.
Just as in the popular Dr. Seuss books, there is not a single straight line anywhere in the Landing. Palm trees, bent by the winds of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, were even installed in the area to continue this theme.
Mike Vela rejoins HKS, opening the HKS Salt Lake City Office in the basement of a local associated architect on South Temple Street.
The 38,000-square-foot cancer center and office building is located on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock, Arkansas. The CARTI will occupy the first level of the new facility to treat outpatients and inpatients. The first level contains two radiation therapy vaults, a simulator, CT Scan, gamma knife and patient and staff support areas. Physician and physicists offices are located on the second level with shell space for a lab and offices on the third level.
On October 22, HKS hosts an open house reunion for all HKS alumni at its Dallas headquarters, celebrating HKS’ 60th anniversary.
More than a resort, this is a destination where architecture and environment have been designed to engage all the senses for interactive entertainment, exploration and discovery. The soaring towers, arches, domes and spires pay fanciful tribute to the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis.
Located on 50 acres, the state-of-the-art, 327-bed, 675,000-square-foot Mercy Health Center replacement facility is recognized as an exemplary model of the future of healthcare in America. The center provides quality-driven, community-based patient care with comprehensive service to the residents of Laredo and surrounding counties.To facilitate the care of patients, Mercy Health Center has added a unique nurse call system with wireless phones, a pneumatic tube system to quickly transport medication and other supplies, new technology for processing sterile instruments and supplies, trash and linen chute systems and a laundry using ozone for optimal cleaning of linens.
This project consisted of interiors work for a 167,770-square-foot facility for a large national law firm. It received a Merit Award from the International Interior Design Association/Texas Oklahoma Chapter in 2001. Jones Day is currently the third largest law firm in the world.
Offices are opened across the United States in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Orange County, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Detroit, Denver, Phoenix, Miami, Palo Alto, Nashville, Oklahoma City and Arlington. New international offices are opened in Mexico City, London, Chennai, Abu Dhabi and Sao Paolo. Official sectors for education and HKS Hill Glazier Studio are established as well as the services HKS Medical Technology, HKS Clinical Advisory Group and HKS Design Green. Ralph Hawkins is named President in 2002 and takes on the titles of CEO and Chairman in 2008. Hawkins is named PSMJ CEO of the Year in 2006. HKS stays connected by joining social media and establishing two original blogs. In 2005, HKS is named a top-20 finalist in the “Best Overall Company” category in the American Business Awards. Healthcare continues to hold the majority of HKS’ business.
Aesthetically designed to embody the character of a Catholic Spanish Mission, the hospital fosters the philosophy of the Dominican order that technology mends while compassion heals.Patient towers flow seamlessly behind the main entry, serving as a backdrop for the focal point – the entry rotunda and a 100-foot tall bell tower and chapel. In addition to its role as a visual landmark, the rotunda serves as the vertical link between public spaces on each floor.
The 440,000-square-foot integrated medical campus combines a 120-bed acute care hospital and a 130,000-square-foot ambulatory care center along side an existing medical office building. State legislation did not permit the visual connection of inpatient and outpatient services. In turn, the hospital and ambulatory care center are built as separate facilities above grade but are interconnected below grade. The below-grade connection allows shared medical services and circulation patterns for inpatient and outpatient imaging area.
Southwest Florida’s first full-scale art museum, the new facility houses 15 galleries showcasing a variety of works by acclaimed artists from around the world. The museum features a glass-dome conservatory, a 10-foot-wide icicle chandelier designed by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and entrance doors created by celebrated metal artist Albert Paley.
This project consisted of a 113,000-square-foot addition of 50 luxury guest rooms, health spa, fitness center, restaurant, retail and a 77,650-square-foot renovation of existing hotel and public area.
The project includes two significant components including the 18-bed short-stay hospital and the medical office building. The hospital is designed with an emphasis on convenience for the outpatient and the short-stay patient. The main entrance to the facility is accessed through a two-story atrium rotunda. The rotunda, which serves as the nucleus of the facility, orients visitors in three directions — short-stay patient rooms, outpatient imaging and the medical office building.
The overall goal for the development plan was to consider the resources of the existing facilities and enhance capabilities to meet21st century healthcare demands.In the past 20 years, traditional inpatient services have moved to a more convenient, less costly outpatient approach. In 1974, they had a 90 percent inpatient base. In the early 2000s the medical center hosted 50 percent inpatient and 50 percent outpatient services.
As one of the top-ten hedge funds in the United States at the time, Carlson Capital requested an aggressive, high-tech environment that suits its young workforce and projects a confident image that welcomes clients looking for stability and tradition. The design response is an environment that meets workplace and personal needs.
A unique design feature is the 28.5-foot-high (40 feet by 40 feet square) backlit pyramid that tops the 12-story downtown office building. Ten years later, the building received LEED certification, the first for an existing building in Orlando.
As the director of the Atlantic States, Chuck was responsible for establishing the Richmond office and assisting in opening the Washington, D.C. office. In 2008, Chuck was elected as a member of the newly formed HKS Management Council, serving in that firm leadership role through 2011.
After developing strong relationships with several clients in Atlanta and the surrounding region, HKS opens the Atlanta office. Looking from within the ranks to relocate from Dallas, Mark Hults is identified to lead the office.
The condominiums were designed for elegant living in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, nestled at the base of the San Bruno Mountains in the quiet Bayshore community.
The property’s 210 guest-room casitas and 22 suites are carefully sited to take full advantage of the painted Arizona skies, numerous rock outcroppings and ancient saguaro cacti. Capturing the vibrant tones of the desert in bloom and the purples, pinks and oranges of a Sonoran sunset, accommodation interiors feature custom furnishings – many sourced from Mexican artisans – and handmade art by Huichol Indians. Two championship golf courses designed by Tom Weiskopf spell paradise for recreational and serious golfers alike.
The new museum’s design is used to tell the story of Texas, while engaging and immersing the visitor in the whole experience. Since opening, it has become one of the most popular attractions in Central Texas, visited by over 6 million people coming from every state in the United States and every continent on Earth.
Located adjacent to the Truckee River, the building’s pitched roofs, wooden trusses and rustic stonework create a mountainous lodge-like appearance. The free-standing design reduces the scale of the overall hospital with linked walkways that provide a more residential feel for staff, patients and visitors.
The design of the outpatient care center sought maximum efficiency in staff and facility use. It combines some diagnostic and treatment areas for emergency, endoscopy, day surgery and observation, allowing for the sharing of facilities, as well as nursing personnel. Such a design permits the full 40-bed hospital to be accommodated in 91,000 square feet, featuring a very high complement of ambulatory services.
Cleveland Clinic’s 243,000-square-foot hospital provides 150 private patient beds including 20 critical care beds and comprehensive cardiovascular services including open-heart surgery. A spacious, day lit lobby with rich finishes welcomes patients and guests. The design creates a comfortable place for patients and visitors to relax with indoor and outdoor dining.
Sabre wanted to create an economical, sustainable headquarters for its 1,700 high-tech employees. The resulting two-building complex, situated on a heavily wooded site, was one of the first and largest projects in the United States to receive LEED-Silver certification. The two facilities are part of a master planned 157-acre, 2 million-square-foot, 10-building campus. This project is a benchmark in the Dallas area for energy efficiency, water conservation and indoor environmental quality. Its environmentally conscious exterior skin includes native Texas stone, aluminum, low-E glass and precast concrete. A water retention pond provides site irrigation.
The center is Cary’s most comprehensive and medically supervised wellness facility and offers 64,000 square feet of primary care and wellness services. The facility includes a wellness center, two indoor pools, a steam room and sauna, dressing rooms, a juice bar, cardiovascular equipment and an aerobics exercise center, a full service pharmacy, and exam and treatment areas for family practices.
This hospital is an integrated healthcare campus setting a new benchmark for medical facilities in this century. Integration refers to both the co-location of physician office space within and proximate to their areas of specialty within the hospital, and to a continuity of services within clinical programs such as cardiovascular, obstetrics/gynecology, neuro-musculo-skeletal and behavioral health needs.
Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the country, relocated its regional offices on a 310-acre site within the legendary Circle T Ranch. Sensitivity to the topography and site was a priority when placing the structures into the landscape. The ponds were the focus for many employee amenities such as jogging trails, outdoor dining and sitting areas.
Home to the Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park is a modern engineering marvel with traditional baseball flavor. Its unique, fan-shaped structure is the first retractable roof of its kind.The stadium contains 70 luxury suites and 4,150 club seats. This project received a Design and Manufacturing Excellence Award from Architectural Precast Association and a Concrete Design Award from Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association.