R. Craig Williams

Chief Legal Officer and Principal, HKS Architects, Inc.

R. Craig Williams

AIA, Esq.

R. Craig Williams, AIA, Esq., an attorney and registered architect, is the Chief Legal Officer and a Principal with HKS Architects, Inc., an international architecture firm with 1100 employees in 28 offices.  Founded in 1939, HKS has completed projects totaling over $80 billion in 80 countries.  Craig has held leadership positions in numerous design, construction, and legal organizations in Texas and nationwide, including The Texas Society of Architects, Dallas/AIA, Dallas Bar Association, and The University of Texas School of Architecture Foundation, and he is a frequent author and speaker on topics that intersect design, construction, and law.  He was the 2013-2014 President, and co-founder, of The Jefferson Society, Inc., a national non-profit organization of attorneys who are also architects.  Craig also frequently serves as a Construction Law Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. 

Before joining HKS, Craig was a partner in Dallas law firm with focus in representation of design professionals.  Prior to law school, Craig practiced architecture as a designer, project architect, and construction contract administrator on residential and retail projects.  Craig earned his architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from Southern Methodist University.