Citizen HKS

Citizen HKS is our public-interest design initiative, enabling HKS to dedicate company time and resources to help communities in need. Citizen HKS has designed and helped build projects from Uganda to Dallas and places in between. In the process, we’ve shown that for-profit companies can do well by doing good. Citizen HKS impacts lives and drives change through design, community service and financial philanthropy to help lift communities in need.

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We believe that all people deserve to live in socially, economically and environmentally healthy communities.


From High School Hub to Hospitals, Empathy Guides the Designs of HKS’ Lisa Adams

Sensory Well-being Hub


The Sensory Well-Being Hub at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School


How to Build a Sensory Well-Being Hub and Sensory Cocoon: An Open Source Instruction Guide

Impactful design sits at the intersection of compassion and innovation. Creating positive impact in marginalized populations is how we get all of society to a better place.

Case Study

The Benefield Building

The success of our collective vision is captured by working together with community stakeholders, social activists, government agencies, and policymakers. It is our mission to empower critical design thinking that promotes economic, social and environmental equity by the people, with the people and for all people.


StationSoccer: In Atlanta, a Multi-site Transit Oriented Development Initiative Takes on the Play Equity Gap

Kachumbala Maternity Ward


By the People, for the People: Kachumbala Maternity Unit Opens in Uganda


D.C. Urban Food Studio: Nourishing Bodies, Minds & Souls


Citizen HKS Month of Service Stories: A Worthy Climb


Citizen HKS Shows Social Impact Design Is Good for Your Career and the Profession