Miami — The two architecture firms have been working together on educational projects for 15 years.
Miami — HKS Inc. has acquired the Miami-based education design firm HADP Architecture, Inc., expanding its current higher-education client practice.
HADP Architecture, a 30-person firm with offices in Coral Gables, Fla.; Atlanta; St. Petersburg, Fla. and Fort Myers, Fla., will be renamed HKS HADP Studio and will focus on higher-education clients worldwide. The group will work in tandem with HKS's existing K-12 educational and higher-education studios.
According to Ralph Hawkins, CEO and chairman, HKS, Inc., "the merger will expand the firm's current, highly regarded higher-education practice. We've been working with HADP for more than 15 years. We've grown to know and respect the staff including David Harper, a nationally recognized thought-leader in higher-education student life facilities. Our collaboration will allow us to continue to create thoughtful and innovative designs for our clients."
HADP Architecture has completed more than 1,500 educational projects. The firm has worked with 60 university/college clients to complete 133 major higher-education projects.
HADP President and CEO David Harper will serve as a principal and director of higher education, responsible for all higher-education projects and market sector operations. Harper also will serve on the HKS Education Development Committee, setting direction for HKS educational projects worldwide.