Benny L. Hawkins
President & CEO, AIA, NCARB
Before joining BLGY, Mr. Hawkins’ lengthy public sector architectural career began with federal and municipal-funded urban development programs. He is a former Manager of the Office of Facilities Planning & Construction for the City of Austin, where he was responsible for collaborating with City department heads on their needs, preparing budgets for City Council approval of those capital improvement projects, and managing design and construction after funding. Following his tenure at the City of Austin, Mr. Hawkins held the position of Executive Director of Construction Management for the Austin Independent School District.
He shoulders ultimate responsibility for BLGY’s performance, which has resulted in many repeat clients. Mr. Hawkins’ public service experience particularly enables him to understand the critical importance of clearly identifying needs and expectations, and to follow through in reliable accountable fashion. This rare combination of seasoned public and private sector exposure solidly establishes his commitment toward achieving these end results.
Mr. Hawkins also quietly strives to partner with the community and local area school districts by sharing his established resources and seasoned exposure to enhance personal development in a way that aids students and adults alike.