HKS Wins Three 2020 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards For COVID-19 Conversion Projects


HKS collected three 2020 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards for its COVID-19 conversion projects. The firm was a finalist in the Space and Places Category, and picked up Honorable Mentions in both the Health and General Excellence Categories.

The 2020 Innovation by Design Awards theme honored the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow.

Working 24/7 with its construction partners, HKS designed and adapted four different building types into low-acuity COVID-19 field hospitals in 15 days for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


HKS also claimed a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award in 2019 when the firm’s Sensory Wellbeing Hub project won Honorable Mention in the Space, Places and Cities category.


HKS is a team of more than 1,300 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. The firm has nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. HKS has a dedicated research team that digs deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. In everything HKS does, it is mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.