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HKS, Inc.

August 17, 2010 11:23 ET

HKS Expands Global Presence With Shanghai Office

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  HKS, Inc., a top-four national architectural firm with 23 U.S. and international offices, is expanding its global presence with the opening of its Shanghai office. The office is located in the JingAn District, in the Shanghai Kerry Center at 1515 Nanjing West Road.

The HKS Shanghai office will provide clients in Asia with full-service architecture, interior design and planning.

The firm has more than 15 projects under design including resorts, hotels, hospitals and urban mixed-use complexes. The office is serving clients in Shanghai, Beijing, Ningbo, Sanya, Chanchun, Kunming, Macau, Suzhou, Guiyang, Qujing, Xiamen and Hangzhao. HKS has completed projects in China including The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau as well as master planning projects in Guangzhou, Shantou and Shenzen. Additionally, HKS has completed a headquarters building for Universal Group of Companies in Taipei, and the Enze Medical Center, Taizhou City in Taiwan.

"China has sustained tremendous economic growth since the beginning of economic reforms in 1978," said Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, chairman and CEO of HKS, Inc. "With 350 million people expected to move into its cities in the next 20 years, the need for additional housing, workspaces, recreational spaces, and healthcare and educational facilities is paramount."

Jess Corrigan, executive director of HKS Asia, adds, "The Shanghai office positions HKS to be in the middle of the growth in China and the rest of Asia. We bring experience and creative design solutions to a diverse portfolio of project types. Being internationally recognized for our design, project management expertise, quality control and commitment to LEED adds significant value to our clients' investments."

HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked the 11th largest architectural firm in the world, according to BD World Architecture's Top 100 January 2010 issue. In specific market sectors, HKS was ranked No. 4 in healthcare, No. 2 in hotels, No. 3 in sports stadiums and No. 9 in government buildings. 

HKS, Inc. ranked among the top-four architectural/engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $66 billion in more than 1,038 cities located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and 64 countries. 

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