, TX – Craig Beale, FAIA, FACHA, a principal for 13 years with HKS, Inc. – one of the top-five U.S. architectural firms – has been elected to the firm’s executive committee .
Beale takes his place in the firm’s four-person executive committee comprised of Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, chairman; H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, president and chief executive officer; and Nunzio M. De Santis, AIA, executive vice president. The HKS executive committee is responsible for overseeing the international, 900-plus-person architectural firm’s current and future vision and directives.
Over a three-decade career, Beale has created award-winning environments for the healthcare of millions of Americans.Since 2001, he has directed HKS’s Healthcare Group, with overall responsibility for the firm’s healthcare practice, its mission, and focus. During this timeframe, HKS designed more healthcare architecture than any other American firm, according to Modern Healthcare magazine.
Beale is also a member of the board of RyderHKS International, Ltd.HKS’s London subsidiary is engaged in healthcare, educational, and commercial projects in the United Kingdom and Europe .
He has participated in a broad range of projects including community hospitals, academic medical centers, and clinical centers of excellence.An accomplished lecturer and writer, his most recent topics have included emergency care/subacute centers, medical malls, and cancer treatment facilities.
He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects. He is a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a certified healthcare consultant, and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a board member of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants and has served as chairman of the Texas Architects Committee and Texas Society of Architects Committee on Architecture for Health.
HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top-five architectural/engineering firms, according to Building Design & Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $36 billion in more than 650 cities located in 45 states, the District of Columbia , and 36 foreign countries.
Recent design projects include the Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Dallas, Texas); The Palazzo Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, Nev.); RadioShack Corporate Campus (Fort Worth, Texas); Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building (Seattle, Wash); Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (Atlanta, Ga.); Harris Methodist Hospital (Fort Worth, Texas); Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (Dallas, Texas); Whole Foods Market and Headquarters (Austin, Texas); the LEAR Corporation Headquarters (Southfield, Mich); and W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences (Dallas, Texas).
HKS, headquartered in Dallas, has offices in Atlanta, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Orlando, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington DC as well as Mexico City and London.