HKS, Inc. chairman H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, has named Dan Noble, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, his successor as president and CEO. In a statement, Hawkins said the leadership transition was part of an eight-year plan to find someone who “reflects our HKS values, has extensive success designing and managing projects, possesses good people skills, and demonstrates a level of authentic, servant leadership. My selection of Dan Noble was based on these criteria, and more.”
With a focus on healthcare design over his 32-year career, Noble has designed projects for Emory Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hadassah Medical Center of Jerusalem, and more. He joined HKS in 1983 as an intern architect, working his way up through the commercial and healthcare design studios. In 2001, Noble was elected a principal and shareholder and also named design director, a position he held through 2013. He has served on the firm’s executive committee since 2009.
Additionally, Noble is the immediate past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) and a past board member on the national boards of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and the AIA/AAH. He currently is working with the University of Texas at Arlington to form a collaborative architectural studio in the firm’s Dallas headquarters.