At HK Architects, we are passionate about sustainability and preserving the natural landscapes that define our beautiful state of Tennessee. This year, we were thrilled to once again sponsor and participate in TennGreen's annual Hike-a-Thon. TennGreen, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving Tennessee's natural treasures, organizes this initiative to raise awareness and funds for their conservation efforts. The Hike-a-Thon is a call to action, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to explore the Tennessee's outdoors while contributing to a worthy cause. And we came up with a great team name, HK Architreks!

For our team, this event was not only a celebration of nature but also a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship. We seized the opportunity to connect with one another, stay motivated, and indulge in a friendly competition that fueled our adventurous spirits. HK Architreks came in second place overall for total number of adventures with 208 adventures and our team captain, Youngeun Joung coming in second place for amount of feet climbed at 20,775 vertical feet!

Check out this slideshow of some of our team's adventures!

As we  hiked, climbed, and mountain biked throughout April's Hike-a-Thon we were reminded of  our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable design principles. Our participation in this event has rekindled our passion of  incorporating eco-friendly practices into our projects and our core belief that the built environment should coexist harmoniously with nature.