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HKS, Inc. is an American international
architecture firm In the United States, an architectural firm or architecture firm is a company that employs one or more licensed architects and practices the profession of architecture; while in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and other countrie ...
headquartered in
Dallas Dallas (), colloquially referred to as Big D, is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city in and County seat, seat of Dallas County, Texas, Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin County, Texas, Collin, Denton County, T ...
, Texas (USA).


History

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
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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
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, California. The firm also opened offices in Miami,
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Nashville
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Oklahoma City
, and
Chennai Chennai (, ), also known as Madras (List of renamed Indian cities and states#Tamil Nadu, the official name until 1996), is the capital city of the states and territories of India, Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The state's largest city in area ...
, India. HKS expanded its global presence in 2008 opening offices in
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Abu Dhabi
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São Paulo
, Brazil and again in 2010 with an office in
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Shanghai
, China. In 2008 HKS acquired that part of the Ryder HKS joint venture it did not already own. In 2010 HKS announced the formation of a nonprofit architectural research group, Center for Advanced Design and Evaluation. In 2011 HKS saw rapid expansion. In October HKS released an announcement it had acquired the interior design firm Maregatti Interiors LLC in
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Indianapolis
. The HKS Science & Technology Practice was formed after the firm acquired Earl Walls Studios in San Diego, California. HKS also opened new locations in Chicago,
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, New York, and
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, India. In 2012 HKS announced the acquisition of Miami-headquartered educational design firm HADP Architecture, Inc. 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.


Services

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.


Notable Projects

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Bass Hall
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U.S. Bank Stadium
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College Park Center College Park Center (CPC) is an indoor, multi-purpose arena on The University of Texas at Arlington campus in Arlington, Texas, United States. It seats up to 7,000 spectators. Its primary tenant is the Texas–Arlington Mavericks, Mavericks athl ...
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, Nuevo Estadio Corona, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico * Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (2001–2007 renovations) * The Administration building, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas * Uni-Trade Stadium, Laredo, Texas * 311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois * Energy Center, New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana * New Hokkaido Baseball Stadium, ES CON Field Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan (planned to open in 2023)


References


External links


Official website
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