Shannon Kraus FAIA, FACHA, MBA

Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc.

Focused on innovation, health and well-being, Shannon is passionate about teaming with clients to shape strategies and projects that leverage architecture and design thinking to positively impact their missions, and the communities they serve. With over 15 years of healthcare planning experience, Shannon has been an integral part of the design and planning of over 20 million square feet of healthcare projects throughout the United States and abroad on projects of all sizes in scope. His projects have been honored with design awards from both the AIA, and Modern Healthcare, and have been recognized in publications such as World Architecture News, Healthcare Design, and Hospitality Design magazines. Shannon is a board certified healthcare architect by ACHA, was a contributing author to the FGI 2010 & 2014 Guidelines for Healthcare Construction. In 2005 he served as National Vice President on the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors where he helped organize and lead the organizations knowledge and research agenda. In 2007 he launched and founded the HKS design fellowship, focused on bringing together designers across the globe together for the purposes of providing design thinking to a community base need. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded young architect of the year from the AIA in 2005, and from TSA in 2006. In 2008 he was named one of building design and constructions 40 under 40, and in 2009 was honored as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honorees. In 2013 he was named Fellow by both the AIA and the ACHA.