Global design firm HKS announced it has expanded its senior living practice with the addition of senior living specialists from D2 Architecture (Dallas). Former D2 president David Dillard, principal Grant Warner, associate principal Siobhan Farvardin Winfrey, and associate principal Keith Wilson have joined the firm, while the remaining D2 staff will join HKS’ Dallas office in the coming months as projects in progress are completed.

“The senior living market is poised for tremendous innovation and growth, and the addition of this team to our firm adds top talent to our bench,” Kirk Teske, global director at HKS, said in a release. “Increasingly our commercial/mixed-use, education, health and hospitality clients are looking to expand their real estate portfolios and investment in this growing market segment. We want to partner with them by offering planning, design, and interior design services at scale.”

“HKS is the perfect place for us at this stage of our careers,” added Dillard. “We built a practice around senior living because we love it. We look forward to taking everything we have learned working hand-in-hand with HKS teams across multiple practice areas and applying that knowledge to projects across the globe.”

Read a Q+A with leaders at HKS and D2 Architecture on their recent decision to join forces, the future of senior living design, and the impact of COVID-19 on the industry.