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We want you for you: your professional talents, yes, but also your personal interests, your perspectives, your aspirations, your voice. That’s why we invest in initiatives to help you grow and benefits that acknowledge what you care about. Join us and make us better. Explore career opportunities at HKS through the links below.

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People First

Our firm recognizes that different backgrounds and vantage points can enrich our work and our relationships with clients beyond what conventional skills alone can accomplish. We’re committed to making HKS – and the design industry as a whole – more reflective of the communities we serve by making our workforce more diverse and by knocking down barriers to joining and rising in the design profession.

As a firm, we must look like our communities and clients in order to provide them the best quality product.

Read more about Yiselle's journey to becoming HKS' first Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Public Interest Design

Transform lives with us. Citizen HKS, our philanthropic initiative, connects our design expertise with communities that need it most, from a Chicago high school looking to better serve students with special needs to a Ugandan town with an outdated maternity ward. We partner with nonprofits, civic leaders, like-minded contractors and design industry peers to get projects built, outfitted and operational.

Spin The Globe

With 24 offices worldwide, we find creative ways to build bridges among our teams. Every year, our Xchange Fellowship sends 12 full-time employees — architects, interior designers and other professionals — to one of three HKS host offices for a three-month stint. Xchange exposes promising staffers to new ideas, projects and work styles and connects them to colleagues they may know only electronically.

It’s an opportunity that not a lot of people get in their career and it’s worth stepping out of your comfort zone.

Read more about The Xchange Program at HKS


We want our employees to be limitless thinkers, so we leave room outside of project work for our emerging talent to mine their curiosity. Our regional and firmwide design fellowships team up young professionals with our design and research leaders, offering them mentorship and freedom to explore their ideas. HKS, a worldwide leader in health care design, is also home to one of the industry’s most prestigious health design fellowships, offered to recent graduates committed to improving the experiences of patients and health care workers.

My mentors were very much focused on making sure I was doing what I wanted to do and not trying to push me into some pre-designed objective.

Read more about jump starting your career with the Health Fellowships

What’s It Like to Work with Us?

Just ask our team members past and present. We’re an OpenCompany on Glassdoor, which means that we embrace transparent reviews.

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