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Nov 19, 2022
Wilson Tower, 5th and Trinity, Austin, Texas, USA
Design: HKS ; Interior design: Britt Design Group
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Wilson Tower Austin
Austin-based real estate developer, Wilson Capital, has announced plans for Wilson Tower, a high-rise multifamily building located at 410 East 5th Street in the heart of downtown Austin in close proximity to the 6th Street Entertainment District, Austin Convention Center and CapMetro’s new Downtown Light Rail Station. The project is expected to break ground in the summer of 2023.
27 + 26 September 2022
HKS launches new Mission Critical practice
William Ringer appointed to lead new practice area
September 26, 2022 – Global design firm HKS, today announces the launch of its new Mission Critical practice for EMEA, building on the success of the company’s US Mission Critical studio. William Ringer, who has over 10 years’ experience in the field, has been appointed to lead the new practice area.
The initial focus of the new studio will be to support existing clients with expansion into the UK, Europe and the Middle East, before building up its own client base. Established in 2016, the US Mission Critical team has responded to the need for data centre facilities within various industries beyond enterprise and institutions. Working with a broad clientele to deliver state-of-the-art facilities has allowed the practice to foster a reputation as a trusted partner, designing secure facilities with flexibility, functionality and efficiency in mind. The team is able to support with a variety of project types, from free-standing buildings to co-location sites and data centres incorporated within an organisation’s existing facilities. Clients range from Enterprise, Colocation, Hyperscale, Institutional and US Department of Energy projects.
In his role as Studio Practice Leader, Ringer brings experience of leading more than 25 mission critical projects in 10 countries, including the UAE, Israel, China, Netherlands and the UK. He has experience across the project lifecycle, from the master planning stage, through to construction phasing and improving operational logistics.
Ringer will be based in HKS’ London office, which will enable collaboration with the rest of the London studio, for example, working with the Master Planning team to unlock maximum value from land allocated to data centres, or working with the Venues team on the integration of data centres at large sports venues.
William Ringer, Studio Practice Leader, Mission Critical, said: “Data centres are a modern-day utility and critical in the everyday functioning of organisations around the world. To date, their design has focussed on the machines they house – we aim to look more holistically and focus too on the humans that work within them. We’re also taking environmental considerations seriously. It’s no secret that data centres use a huge amount of energy but we are looking at how renewable sources can be used and how we best position data centres to utilise this energy.”
Francis Gallagher, Managing Director EMEA, said: “We welcome William to the HKS EMEA team, and look forwrad to exploring new opportunities in the Mission Critical space. HKS provides a broad range of practice areas – from hotels to hospitals, schools to sports stadiums, and now data centres – we’re trusted by clients to design essential infrastructure as well as tourist and leisure spaces. While diverse, we see our practice areas as complementary to one another – hospitals, schools and sports stadiums all require data centres, and we can support with the design of these, to ensure they are fully integrated with the main buildings.”
Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia
Architects: Cox Architecture / HASSELL / HKS
photo : Peter Bennetts
Optus Stadium Building in Perth
Set within a 30-hectare Stadium Park, located on the banks of the Swan River, the Optus Stadium design is based on a commitment to a ‘fans first’ approach. This has resulted in an innovative design ensuring an exceptional event atmosphere and home ground advantage that delivers an unsurpassed visitor experience.
28 Sep 2012
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Minnesota Vikings’ Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
HKS Inc. – the architectural firm that designed stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts beat out four competitors Friday to draw up plans for the $975 million Minnesota Vikings’ stadium that will be built in downtown Minneapolis, reports the Winnipeg Free Press today.
The selection of Dallas-based HKS Inc. for a $34 million design contract drew predictions of greatness during a meeting of the public authority overseeing the stadium project.
Vikings Vice-President Lester Bagley called Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis “two iconic facilities and among the greatest in the world.”
HKS submitted the second-lowest of five bids, at nearly $42 million, but the final price was negotiated down. The highest bid, $54 million, came from Kansas City-based Populous, the designer of the Twins’ Target Field, TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The lowest bid of $32 million came from Los Angeles-based AECOM, which designed CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.
The stadium building is due to open in 2016. The new facility will replace the Metrodome, the team’s current home on the eastern edge of downtown.
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Liverpool Football Stadium, England, UK
image from Liverpool Football Club
New Anfield stadium
Liverpool Football Club is aiming to begin construction work on its Anfield stadium expansion plans early in 2015 as final agreement nears in negotiations with neighbouring property owners. The new Main Stand will comprise three tiers with the existing lower tier re-profiled to accommodate a widened player tunnel, new team benches, media tribune, premium seating and wheelchair viewing positions. Capacity of the Main Stand will increase from 12,000 to 20,500.
Performing Arts Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
Texas Christian University football stadium, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Athletic complex – Amon Carter Stadium
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Location: 1919 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA
HKS Architects Practice Information
Architect offices based in Dallas (Texas, USA) and London (UK)
HKS is a global firm of architects, designers, advisors and makers driven by curiosity and devoted to creating places that combine beauty with performance. The London studio of HKS is the hub for the firm’s projects in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
HKS draws upon its design team’s expertise, built through their portfolio of award-winning projects, utilising research-informed, evidence-based design approach offers their clients the assurance that they will achieve the outcomes that matter most to them. HKS delivers compelling, efficient and flexible solutions that balance beauty with performance.
Architecture in the United States of America
Contemporary Architecture in the USA – architectural selection below:
277 Fifth Avenue, NoMad, New York City
Architects: Rafael Viñoly
rendering : THREE MARKS
277 Fifth Avenue Building
LA River, Los Angeles, Southern California
Architects: Ballman Khapalova
image courtesy of architects
550 Madison, New York City
photo © Snøhetta and MOARE
550 Madison in New York City
Lindner Athletic Center, Cincinnati University, Ohio, USA
American sports building
Buildings / photos for the HKS Architecture page welcome