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UTA Alumnus and Advisory Council member named CEO of the Year

July 20, 2006

Architecture Alumnus Named Outstanding C.E.O. of the Year


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The president and CEO of HKS Architects, Inc., H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, has been named “The Outstanding Design Industry CEO of the Year” 2006 by PSMJ Resources, the leading management consulting firm for the architecture/engineering/construction industries.

Ralph Hawkins is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington (BS Arch 1973) and serves on the School of Architecture’s Advisory Council.

Hawkins was recognized by PSMJ for his leadership in expanding HKS, Inc. geographically and into diversified markets as well as developing an open-door style of leadership, mentoring and training for the firm’s staff of over a thousand employees.

“It is an honor and privilege to be recognized as an outstanding CEO especially by such a respected organization as PSMJ,” said Hawkins. “It is easy to be outstanding when you have the great people at HKS to serve.”

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.

Ralph Hawkins