Ron Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA

Ron Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA Ron Skaggs, with 41 years of experience, has directed the overall activities of HKS, Inc. as chairman and CEO. He currently serves as principal-in-charge of various healthcare projects. Skaggs earned both his bachelor and master degrees in architecture from Texas A&M University and has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University. He is also an outstanding alumnus of the College of Architecture, where he served as an adjunct professor. Skaggs has been actively engaged in the design of over 650 health-related institutions including hospitals, clinics and academic health centers.

While serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Office, he worked with the Health Facility Planning Agency in programming and designing a wide range of Army medical facilities. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his contributions. Skaggs has a diploma in Healthcare Administration from the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences and has served as a faculty member and lecturer on the subject of Health Facility Design. He has worked with voluntary, proprietary and governmental client groups and is well versed on specific needs of each. Skaggs provides specialized medical interpretation during project development and works closely with the client and users in establishing project requirements and conceptual direction.

Skaggs is a registered architect in a number of states and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was president of the AIA for the year 2000. Skaggs is past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, past president of the Dallas Chapter AIA and a member of the Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects and a Fellow of the Health Facility Institute, a member of the American Hospital Association and past president of the Forum for Health Care Planning. He serves on the board of Construction Industry Round Table. Skaggs is a recipient of the Silver Medal from the Tau Sigma Delta honor fraternity and lifetime achievement awards from the Texas Society of Architects, American College of Healthcare Architects, Healthcare Symposium and AIA Dallas.

Skaggs previously served as a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Other board activities have included: chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences; executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Council; trustee, vice president and secretary of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; advisory board for the Texas A&M Foundation; and board of directors Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He is currently the treasurer of the American Architectural Foundation and on the advisory board of the Charles Pankow Foundation

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