11. VESPR at 24th and Harrison

Location:  Oakland, California, USA
Project Types: Residential Mixed-Use
Year Completed: 2021

A residential mixed-use project by HKS to create a new identity in the heart of Oakland’s Broadway Auto Row, named for the main thoroughfare’s history of car dealerships and automotive services dating to 1912. The project weaves the aspirations of a neighborhood, distinguishing the community with a design worthy of the place.

Some project features include;

  • 738,822 square feet •20 Stories
  • 405-unit rental apartment tower •66,000 square feet of retail space
  • 500-car parking garage •Dog wash and dog run
  • Nearly one-acre podium deck with amenities including resident pool, lawn, fitness pavilion, and sky lounge with an exterior deck.
  • Private residential dining room•Bike storage

12. Arc Light Co. Apartments

Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Project Types: Residential Mixed-Use
Year Completed: 2010

Arc Light Co. is the transformation of an underutilized and distressed historic electric light company into residential units, with the addition of four stories of new construction to the existing historic brick expression to revitalize the site without overpowering the existing building. It came out to be the first LEED Platinum-certified building in San Francisco.

Some project features include;

  • 94 residential units (a mix of lo s, studios and one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments)
  • Restaurant
  • Roof deck with Bay Bridge views
  • Fitness center
  • Solar PV systems
  • High-efficiency water irrigation system
  • Electric vehicle recharging stations
  • Locally produced, energy-efficient glass
  • Insulated windows

13. AT&T Stadium

Location: Arlington, Texas, USA
Project Types: Entertainment, Sports
Year Completed: 2009

A stadium strikes a balance between tradition and innovation by creatively embodying the proud history of the Dallas Cowboys while simultaneously building brand experiences and improve fan support to register future success. It allows unmatched versatility, from its iconic operable walls and ceiling to its flexible seating bowl to its outdoor plazas and the incorporation of high definition screens for the immersive fan experience.

Some project features include;

  • 3.1 million square feet
  • 380 suites
  • 70,000 seats (expandable to 100,000)
  • 15,000 club seats
  • Operable roof
  • End zone platforms with operable walls

14. Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Denver

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Project Types: Hospitality, Residential, Mixed-Use
Year Completed: 2010

Hotel designed by HKS to increases Four Seasons’ brand presence in downtown Denver and connect it to the city’s vibrant art and sports scene.  It was at the forefront of the remarkable transformation redefining downtown Denver when completed in 2010.

Some project features include;

  • 239-keys •102 condominium units
  • 249-car, below-grade parking garage •Spa with 10 treatment rooms
  • Restaurant and lounges •Pool and fitness facilities

15. JW Marriott Austin

Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Project Types: Health
Year Completed: 2015

A luxury escape crafted to experience that authentic Austin’s spirit and eclectic nature reinterpreted in a modern and vibrant way. Designed by HKS to be much more than just an urban convention hotel, the JW Marriott Austin has become a gathering place, reinforcing the city’s urban edge while connecting with residents and visitors alike.

Some project features include;

  • 1,012 luxury guest rooms and suites
  • 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • Roof-top terrace with infinity pool
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Street retail
  • Two full-service food and beverage venues
  • Lobby lounge and bar

16. Suzhou Gaoxin People’s Hospital Phase II

Location: Suzhou, China
Project Types: Health
Year Completed: 2017

Suzhou is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the world and its more than 10.6 million residents already have high life expectancy rates. This project designed by HKS serves to strengthen the overall well-being of this thriving community about 60 miles northwest of Shanghai. Incorporation of water throughout the design by employing a biomorphic interpretation of the Chinese ‘koi’ to formulate the form and facade of the new towers.

Some project features include;

  • 1.02 million square feet•769 beds
  • 107,600 square feet of renovations
  • 27,000 square foot education building
  • 54,000 square foot wellness center/dormitory

17. Royal Arena

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Types: Entertainment, Sports, Cultural
Year Completed: 2017

Royal Arena, was one of the most anticipated projects in Copenhagen, a world-class multi-purpose venue that exists as a catalyst for the growth and development of the neighborhood. With the bold timber façade which invokes curiosity, a podium which also o  ers various public spaces for social development the arena is designed to catalyze urban life.

Some project features include;

  • 322,917 square feet
  • 12,000 seats
  • 25 suites
  • Private club lounge and dining
  • O  ice space

18. University of Texas at Dallas Live Learn Community

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Project Types: Education, Residential Mixed-Use

HKS had to design a new residential hall as part of a multi-phase north campus residential community to help handle growing enrollment and further develop unity and connection between previously separate residential spaces and new amenities.

Some project features include;

  • 600-bed student housing
  • 30,000 square-foot, 800-seat dining hall
  • 25,000 square-foot recreation center
  • Outdoor recreational facilities
  • Multipurpose space

19. True Worth Place

Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Project Types:  Health, Education
Year Completed: 2017

A community center that embodies the mission to empower the disenfranchised and restore their hope and dignity. True Worth Place represents a new approach to supporting the homeless, the environment feels more like a hotel or health club. The site features a community courtyard and outdoor dining on a roof deck with a beautiful view of Fort Worth. An industrial-grade kitchen provides 200 meals each at breakfast and lunch every day.

Some project features include;

  • Health clinic; Dental clinic
  • Showers and Lockers
  • Mailroom
  • Roo op deck
  • Technology center classrooms

20. Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Project Types: Civic & Cultural, Commercial
Year Completed: 2002

HKS was responsible for the last major expansion for the original Dallas Memorial Auditorium was designed by George Dahl in 1957, now renamed in honor of former US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. A 475,000 square feet expansion of convention center space over active rail and commuter lines. The expansion unifies multiple previous add-ons and creates a new dramatic arrival/entry and pre-function space fronting a historic park.

Some project features include;

  • 55,000 square foot pre-function lobby A/B
  • 44,000 square foot pre-function lobby F
  • 27,500 square foot loading dock with 10 truck berths
  • 21,000 square foot front entry lobby

21. Lucas Oil Stadium

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Project Types: Sports & Entertainment
Year Completed: 2008

Lucas Oil Stadium is a place that would feel like home, regardless of the event. This landmark combines a palette of simple forms and materials indigenous to the region drawing on architectural energy from the city’s and state’s rich heritage.

Some project features include;

  • 1.8 million square feet
  • 65,000 seats (football); 72,000 (NCAA basketball)
  • 146 suites
  • 7,000 club seats
  • Retractable roof
  • Moving windows
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