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Challenge Design Norms

At HKS, we nurture a culture of extraordinary people with curious, creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. Our international team of architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, researchers, anthropologists and more work together to design places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance.

Pursue Your Ideas

Because we believe that design should contribute to the greater good, we invest in research, fellowships, and technological exploration to push the boundaries of what design can do. Our research team studies processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. HKS LINE, our studio dedicated to studying the relationships between emerging technologies and methodologies, challenges our designers to explore innovation in architectural materials and production.

Design With Purpose

Our communities — from DC to Chicago, Dallas to Uganda—inspire our creative talent. Citizen HKS, our impact initiative, enables us to engage with communities most in need of design expertise. In everything we do, across our studios and teams, we’re mindful of the fragility of all life and our planet.

"Working with HKS taps into my passion for the intersection of design and research, allowing me unique avenues to serve our clients and communities."

Erin Peavey
Design Researcher

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What's It Like to Work with Us?

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Employees Love Us

“The firm cares about their employee’s health and well-being, and is considerate not to burn them out. The firm is promoting more women to leadership positions, and is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive environment where everyone has an opportunity for their voices to be heard.”

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“HKS proved to be a great place as a young professional starting my first job in an architecture firm. I was given the mentorship I need to learn the skills that I developed over the last few years. Working in the commercial sector, I had the valuable experience of working on a campus headquarters project from start to finish.”


“Hands on/hit the ground running approach has yielded an immense amount of opportunity to “touch” many different projects cross sector. So much opportunity to learn! People genuinely seem like they want to be team players and share the burden of work load when deadlines get tight.”

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"When I started my career at HKS, I was encouraged to explore my potential as a designer. Today, I’m fortunate to provide the same mentorship I once enjoyed."

Eddie Abeyta
Design Director

Idea Fellowship

Funding Research & Design Curiosity

The Idea Fellowship is a year-long program open to all HKS employees. The fellowship funds research that’s born in designers’ curiosity and grounded in our design philosophy. This year, we awarded two winning teams 365 days and 800 hours to devote to research that began with the question, “What if?”

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Design Fellowship

Challenging Ourselves & Mentoring Students

The Design Fellowship is an annual event that brings together designers from across HKS to explore big ideas and stimulate new thinking. The purpose of the Design Fellowship is to elevate the quality of design at HKS while cultivating emerging design talent.

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Health Fellowship

The Intersection between Practice & Research

The Health Fellowship is a one-year program that recognizes recent graduates committed to improving health environments through design and research. This full-time, entry level position is designed to create an impactful and tailored first-year experience, encouraging the growth of a young architect in the field of health design. After the fellowship year, former fellows are challenged to become leaders within the HKS Health Group and the health design industry.

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Internships for Students

Each summer, HKS supports a class of student interns who spend 12 weeks working on projects related to architecture, interior design, urban planning and graphic design. Our interns work alongside our project teams, gaining professional experience while learning what it is like to work at a leading international design firm. Many of our top-performing interns proceed to join HKS as full-time employees upon graduation.

Recruiting for this highly competitive program begins each spring at college and university recruiting events.

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