Education/Academic Strategist

1 month ago(12/22/2017 1:46 PM)
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HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


Our Dallas office is looking for a Education/Academic Strategist to be the apart of the Education team. 


As part of the Education Sector Leadership Team, to be collaboratively responsible for promoting, influencing, and representing HKS Education Marketplace, with goals of continuous improvement of educational environments, and HKS services.


  • Academic Thought Leadership and Subject Matter Expertise
    • Provide subject matter expertise on established and emerging educational ideas, frameworks, and practices so that design may be responsive to the specific needs of education institutions.
    • Distill ideas, frameworks, and practices into relevant design principles that may inform future education projects.
  • Relationship Cultivation to Spur Business Development
    • Build and sustain relationships across the education ecosystem through conferences, industry events, etc.
    • Develop and facilitate cultivation events.
  • Vision-Setting and Educational Consulting
    • Liaise between the client and the architects to ensure optimal levels of communication and collaboration.
    • Partner with new clients to help establish their instructional vision and corresponding needs, as they pertain to the built environment.
  • Stakeholder Communication to Inspire Progressive Learning Environments
    • Communicate with stakeholders through various media regarding the importance and impact of the built environment on student learning experiences and outcomes.
    • Inspire educators to shift their mindsets and tendencies about how they view and utilize the built environment to support student learning.


  • Educational Degree, Masters Preferred
  • 5-10 Years Educational Industry Experience
  • Familiar with Planning/Design Processes for Educational Environments


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