SmithGroup recently hired Walter Marks, II, AIA, as a principal and health studio leader at its Dallas office. In his new role, Marks will collaborate with experts across the firm’s Health Practice to deliver integrated planning and design services to clients throughout Texas and the Southwest. Marks has focused his career on designing advanced healthcare environments as both an architect and medical planner. He has more than 30 years of experience directing the design and delivery of hospital and healthcare facilities in the U.S. and internationally.
He comes to SmithGroup from Jacobs, where he served as a Principal and Senior Project Designer focused on healthcare. Marks has delivered imaginative solutions for diverse clients including King Khalid Medical City in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas; Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas; Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Marks earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.