HKS, Inc.

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HKS, Inc.
FounderHarwood K. Smith
Dallas, Texas

United States
Number of locations
Key people
Dan Noble, CEO
ServicesArchitecture, Interiors, Graphics, Planning, Structural Engineering
Number of employees
WebsiteHKS, Inc.
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas was designed by HKS
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana was designed by HKS
311 South Wacker Drive in Chicago was designed by HKS

HKS, Inc. is an American international architecture firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas (USA).


The firm was founded in 1939 by Harwood K. Smith.

In 2002, HKS expanded its international presence by opening HKS Arquitectos in Mexico City to serve its Latin American clients.

In 2006, HKS acquired the Stein-Cox Group and Trinity Design to have presences in Phoenix, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan, respectively.

In 2007, HKS expanded their hospitality architectural design services and also acquired the hospitality design firm Hill Glazier Architects, located in Palo Alto, California. The firm also opened offices in Miami, Nashville, Oklahoma City, and Chennai, India.

HKS expanded its global presence in 2008 opening offices in Abu Dhabi and São Paulo, Brazil and again in 2010 with an office in Shanghai, China.[1]

In 2008 HKS acquired that part of the Ryder HKS joint venture it did not already own.[2]

In 2010 HKS announced the formation of a nonprofit architectural research group, Center for Advanced Design and Evaluation.[3]

In 2011 HKS saw rapid expansion. In October HKS released an announcement[4] it had acquired the interior design firm Maregatti Interiors LLC in Indianapolis. The HKS Science & Technology Practice[5] was formed after the firm acquired Earl Walls Studios in San Diego, California. HKS also opened new locations in Chicago, Denver, New York, and New Delhi, India.

In 2012 HKS announced the acquisition of Miami-headquartered educational design firm HADP Architecture, Inc.[6]

In 2014 HKS launched a year-long public campaign to commemorate the firm's 75th anniversary.

In 2017, HKS expanded its footprint with the acquisition of a New York City Design Studio.[7]


As of 2015, the firm employs more than 1000 people, making it one of the largest architectural firms in the United States and has completed services on structures valued in excess of $69 billion, with more than $12 billion of construction currently underway.[8]

Notable Projects[edit]

This list includes projects in which HKS collaborated with other architecture firms.


  1. ^ "HKS opens Shaghai Office". HKS.
  2. ^ "Ryder splits from Liverpool FC stadium designer HKS". Building. August 14, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "CADRE". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Home - HKS Stories". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Home - HKS Stories". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Home - HKS Stories". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "HKS expands footprint with NYC design studio". CP Executive.
  8. ^ "Home - HKS Stories". Retrieved May 5, 2018.

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