Hal Bowen

Principal | Raleigh Studio Leader

“Design of K12 environments has the power to transform whole communities.”


With deep roots in North Carolina and over 30 years of experience, Hal leads RATIO’s Raleigh studio. His passion for K12 education has been the foundation of his long career of community building. He takes a holistic approach to design, integrating a project’s architecture with both its interior and its site. Hal works closely with clients to create environments of active learning and connectivity, indoors and out.

Leading with a culture of growth and empowerment, Hal encourages his team to pursue their own passions, and to share their ideas and talents. This highly collaborative approach results in innovative and impactful design solutions. As a Principal at RATIO, Hal has expanded the firm’s K12 projects and expertise — preparing schools for 21st century learning and positioning the firm as a leader in education design.

Education & Registration
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • NCARB Certified
  • LEED Accredited Professional