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HADP Architecture Merges With HKS Architects

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The acquisition expands HKS' higher-education focus

By Susan Lustig

Published November 19, 2012

HKS, Inc., a national architectural/engineering firm, 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 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.

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.

The relationship between HADP Architecture and HKS spans a 15-year history of designing educational projects together. The firms are teamed jointly on two major university projects: Parkview Housing at Florida International University and the Student Housing and Living/Learning Center & Dining Hall at University of Texas at Dallas.

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