Henry Hawks

Henry Hawks

Project Coordinator

Bio

Born and raised in Northwestern Wyoming, this dramatic environment formed Henry’s archetypal perception of humans’ relationship with the land and our ability to dwell within it. Constructing extensive forest shelters throughout adolescence, and having the fortunate exposure to both the vernacular and contemporary architecture throughout the Tetons, are what informed his decision to pursue architecture as a career.

Eventually Henry made it to the Central Californian coast to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Here he fell in love with the craft of furniture making and collage, and with the Pacific Ocean, deepening his curiosity in the vast world of design, and his appreciation for the unrelenting landscapes of the West.

In his fourth year at Cal Poly he had the opportunity to study throughout much of Western Europe, absorbing the uniquely rich pairing of historical and contemporary architecture, and taking full advantage of living and designing within an urban context for the first time in his life.

This invaluable experience gave him a fresh lens in which to look beyond his childhood dream of purely residential architecture to a more public realm, where high-design can be equitable and accessible. He values site-driven design, not only considering physical topography and microclimates, but the sociological implications of our built environment as well. In modern practice, he views the hackneyed term ‘sustainability’ as an integral part of the design process for designers in the twenty-first century, not an afterthought or a benchmark.

Upon returning home to join CLB in the summer of 2020 just after graduation, pursuing professional licensure and LEED accreditation are top priorities in the developing years of his career. When not immersed in the world of design, you can find Henry on the road, skiing, skating, biking, surfing and cooking with friends.