HKS STADIUM TOUR
|Few companies are batting .1000 in this economy, but HKS is excelling in the Metroplex. It designed both Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Capital Bank Building at 2000 McKinney Ave, the latter a 21-story, 507k SF gateway to downtown Dallas’ Arts District.|
You think we'd use a baseball metaphor without a picture to support it? We snapped the firm's director for Asia, Robert Booth, who spends 3/4 of his time on emerging markets overseas. Here with his Julio Franco bat (HKS was the architect of record for The Ballpark at Arlington), Bobby says the key to staying competitive is diversifying services. (That’s why we won’t fault them for straying into Indianapolis to build Lucas Oil Stadium.)
Principal Daniel Jeakins says he doesn’t anticipate a recovery for the office market in 2010. Corporations aren’t building new projects, he says, but there are some firms poised to buy distressed buildings and make upgrades. His lips are sealed on who they are, but we snapped him in front of this wall collage in case it’s some sort of Da Vinci Code-esque clue. Nationwide, firms are looking to reduce costs and may be consolidating staff from three buildings into one or two, but transit-oriented projects are still providing opportunities, he adds.
Hunting dove and quail in west and south Texas with son, Travis, is a favorite pastime for Dan. Bobby spends his spare time following his wife, Terrie, on her pursuits showing American Quarter Horses. Measuring 17 hands tall, “Luke Here Honey” makes Terrie happy, which Bobby says makes him happy.