Challenge Design Norms
At HKS, we nurture a culture of extraordinary people with curious, creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. Our international team of architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, researchers, anthropologists and more work together to design places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance.
Pursue Your Ideas
Because we believe that design should contribute to the greater good, we invest in research, fellowships, and technological exploration to push the boundaries of what design can do. Our research team studies processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. HKS LINE, our studio dedicated to studying the relationships between emerging technologies and methodologies, challenges our designers to explore innovation in architectural materials and production.
Design With Purpose
Our communities — from DC to Chicago, Dallas to Uganda—inspire our creative talent. Citizen HKS, our impact initiative, enables us to engage with communities most in need of design expertise. In everything we do, across our studios and teams, we're mindful of the fragility of all life and our planet.
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Employees Love Us
The firm cares about their employee's health and well-being, and is considerate not to burn them out. The firm is promoting more women to leadership positions, and is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive environment where everyone has an opportunity for their voices to be heard.”
HKS proved to be a great place as a young professional starting my first job in an architecture firm. I was given the mentorship I need to learn the skills that I developed over the last few years. Working in the commercial sector, I had the valuable experience of working on a campus headquarters project from start to finish.”
Hands on/hit the ground running approach has yielded an immense amount of opportunity to "touch" many different projects cross sector. So much opportunity to learn! People genuinely seem like they want to be team players and share the burden of work load when deadlines get tight.”
Learn About HKS Idea Fellowship
Optimizing the Outpatient Environment
Gen Z: Coming to a Workplace Near You
Holistic Design Workflows
2019 HKS Design Fellowship Applications Are Open
Southeast Design Fellowship – An Opportunity for Healing
The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Design Fellowship – Stadiums With a Pulse
2018 HKS Design Fellowship Midwest – Final Presentations
Kick-Starting Your Career — The HKS Health Fellowship
How Will Health Care Design in China Be Impacted by Social and Health Policies, and Demographic and Population Health Trends?
Measuring Up: Benchmarking Health Care Architecture
To improve the health and vitality of the communities that we serve.
Internships for Students
Each summer, HKS supports a class of student interns who spend 12 weeks working on projects related to architecture, interior design, urban planning and graphic design. Our interns work alongside our project teams, gaining professional experience while learning what it is like to work at a leading international design firm. Many of our top-performing interns proceed to join HKS as full-time employees upon graduation.
Recruiting for this highly competitive program begins each spring at college and university recruiting events.