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HKS Overview
Dallas, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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. We have ... Read more

Mission: By 2020, our clients and the industries we serve will recognize HKS as a trusted partner and transformational organization providing the highest level of service, design, technical expertise and business performance globally while creating places that enhance the human ... Read more

Company Updates

  • HKS' Pat Askew recommends ways to redesign the traditional plane to reduce stress and altercations.

    3 ways to redesign planes so people don't attack each other

    So far, 2017 has been filled with airline fiascos. In April, United Airlines came under fire after a video showing police officers dragging a man off a flight went viral. About three weeks later, Delta Airlines kicked an entire family off a red-eye after a mother refused to give up her two-year-old's seat.

  • HKS' Shannon Kraus on how design can impact healthy communities.

    What if your community determined your health? What if each of you could impact that through design thinking?

    Growing up in Illinois, I was always exploring. From the time I could walk, every time I went to my grandparents' house, I would climb their radio antenna up to the roof to get a different view on things-even though I knew I would get in trouble.

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HKS – Why Work For Us?

If you are currently pursuing your degree, check out these opportunities. College students gain real-world experience through the HKS intern program. Our highly competitive program lasts approximately 12 weeks and is offered during the summer and winter seasons.

Our interns work hard and play hard. You can expect to participate in informative lunch and learns, including watercolor and sketching classes, project site visits, and even dinner at the president and CEO’s home.

Are you a new graduate who is seeking a new and exciting opportunity with a top-ranked architectural firm? Or are you a professional looking for an exciting career opportunity? If so, you are in the right place. From project designer to job captain to interior designer to accountant, we offer you a vast array of great projects to work on that are designed to create places that enhance the human experience.

At HKS, we believe a leading design firm should offer valuable and flexible benefit programs to its employees. Our reward packages reflect our commitment to our employees’ health, welfare and financial well-being.

HKS benefits include:
• Medical, dental and vision insurance with company-sponsored Health Savings Account
• Pre-tax flexible spending accounts, dependent care accounts and transportation benefits
• 401(k) program
• Vacation and sick leave
• Paid holidays
• International business travel medical insurance
• Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
• Supplemental life and AD&D insurance for employee
• Supplemental life insurance for employee’s spouse and children
• Company-provided short-term disability protection 
• Long-term disability protection
• Employee assistance programs
• Wellness programs including flu shots, massages, workout classes and biometric screenings.

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    "Evolving Culture - Amazing People and Projects"

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    If you are the type of person to roll up your sleeves and get things done, this firm's culture could be a great fit for you. Successful people here are dynamic, problem solvers, scrappy and able to push change where change is needed. The firm works on amazing projects in multiple sectors and we have the best brightest talent. HKS has a diversified mix of projects and office locations, both domestic and international.


    As a firm we need to continue to focus on what's important to employees and not assume we know. Things are improving and we need to keep the momentum going!

    Advice to Management

    "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients." - Richard Branson

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HKS Interviews



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    Structural Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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    Positive Experience
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at HKS (Dallas, TX) in March 2017.


    The interview was very straightforward. Staring with a interdiction of myself, followed by a introduction about HKS's Dallas office and current structural group practice. Then we talked about my career goal and interests and compared if my interest fits HKS's future developing plan. The whole process is very relaxing and the staffs are very kind.

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HKS Awards & Accolades

  • Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2017
  • Florida Firm of the Year, AIA Florida, 2016
  • The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work, The Dallas Morning News, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
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