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After a phenomenal career spanning 45 years, Dennis Haugh will retire this spring. Dennis’ professional career covered many areas and included many roles. Over these years, Dennis’ design talents, project development and leadership skills fostered many prominent designs in the area.
Upon graduation from Kansas State in 1976, Dennis began his career working with his father, a Topeka based architect and developer, before joining HTK for the first time in 1978. As a project architect, he had the opportunity to work with founding Principals Joe Terrill and Gary Karst on significant facilities, including the Kansas Expocentre and Forbes Field Airport Terminal in Topeka, as well as Durland Hall at Kansas State University and Bellevue Country Club in Atchison.
In 1984, Dennis left the firm to begin a 28-year career in private practice, designing residential and light commercial buildings throughout Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Missouri. As work slowed during the financial crisis of 2008, Dennis accepted an offer to re-join HTK in 2009, as a Senior Project Architect.
During the last 12+ years, Dennis led and supported HTK teams in the design of major complex military facilities including the Wichita Army National Guard Readiness Center, Leavenworth 35th Infantry Division Headquarters, Air National Guard Fire Station, and Air Guard Helicopter Hangar Facilities Improvements at Forbes Field in Topeka. Dennis’s career has recently come full circle with the opportunity to assist in the design and construction administration of additions and improvements to the Kansas Expocentre (Stormont Vail Event Center). He has also been instrumental in assisting HTK staff in designs of several schools in Kansas.
Dennis will miss all the fine HTK team members he has had the pleasure of working with, the mentoring of young architects early in their careers, and the interaction with the clients and numerous consultants he has worked with through the years.
Dennis and his wife, Jenny, are looking forward to spending time traveling to explore other parts of this country and overseas, and to visit children and grandchildren in Texas, California, and Washington.
On behalf of everyone at HTK Architects, we want to express our extreme gratitude to Dennis & Jenny Haugh for everything they have done to support our team. The HTK Team wishes them well in their next phase of life.
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