HOK 2013: Year in Review

Thanks to our amazing clients, 2013 was a busy and exhilarating year for HOK’s people around the world. Our top blog posts and HOK.com news stories from the past year celebrate many of these exciting collaborations and the resulting projects:

Porsche’s North American HQ and Customer Experience Center in Atlanta

Porsche’s North American HQ and Customer Experience Center in Atlanta

Top HOKLife.com 2013 Posts

1. Q+A: HOK President Bill Hellmuth Though Bill leads the design of projects around the world, he is especially proud of the local architectural contributions made by HOK’s DC practice.

2. Paul Woolford: How Biomimicry Inspired the Design of NOAA’s New Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii – On Oahu’s Ford Island in Honolulu (where the Pearl Harbor attacks occurred), the National Oceanic at Atmospheric Administration’s new campus is one of the country’s most innovative examples of renewing national historic landmarks.

NOAA’s New Pacific Regional Center in Hawaii

NOAA’s New Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii

3. Get Smart About Space Utilization in the Workplace – Mike McKeown explores measuring and analyzing space utilization to gain insight into how companies use their office areas.

4. Leverage Your Workplace to Attract and Retain Top Talent – As a workplace strategist, Mike McKeown helps clients make tangible links between their physical workplace and how it can be leveraged to entice employees.

Sony Ericsson Office (Design: HOK)

Sony Ericsson Office 

5. Paul Woolford on How Biomimicry Inspired the Design of the San Francisco Museum at the Mint – Paul describes the vision for the San Francisco Museum at the Mint adaptive reuse project, which will be one of the country’s most environmentally innovative museums. 

6. Q+A: Catherine Heath, AIA, IIDA, Director of Interior Design in HOK’s Washington, DC, Office – In addition to leading the DC interiors group, Catherine heads HOK’s law office design specialists firm-wide.

Dechert Law Office in Washington, DC

Dechert Law Office in Washington, DC

7. Q+A: Peter Ruggiero, HOK Design Principal – Peter believes that architects need to ask questions in order to bring value to clients.

8. Q+A: Todd Bertsch, Design Director for HOK in Atlanta – What does Todd enjoys most about being an architect? Working with HOK’s “brilliant” clients.

Georgia Regents University Medical Education Commons in Augusta, Georgia

Georgia Regents University Medical Education Commons in Augusta, Georgia

9. Q+A: Chris Fannin, HOK’s Asia Pacific Director of Planning – What HOK’s Chris Fannin enjoys about living in Asia is “responding to the unexpected on an almost hourly basis.”

10. Q+A: Paul Woolford, Director of Design in HOK’s San Francisco Studio –  Paul thrives by being in the midst of the design studio, moving from one team or individual to another, and believes the best ideas come from that creative exchange.

San Francisco Public Safety Building

San Francisco Public Safety Building

Top HOK.com 2013 News Stories

1. BBG-BBGM Joins HOK to Create One of the World’s Leading Hospitality Design Firms – Architecture and interior design firm BBG-BBGM’s New York and Shanghai employees join HOK, positioning HOK among the world’s leading hospitality design firms.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

2. Dubai Will Host World Expo in 2020 with HOK-Designed Master Plan – HOK was the lead designer for a team that developed the master plan for the Dubai World Expo in 2020.

Dubai World Expo Master Plan

Dubai World Expo Master Plan

3. Chevron to Build Tower in Downtown Houston – HOK designed a 50-story office tower to help the company accommodate its growing Houston workforce.

4. HOK-Designed Master Plan for New Istanbul International Financial Center Now Under Construction – The US$2.6 billion-project is integral to Turkey’s plan to make its economy one of the world’s 10 largest by 2023 and is being built on a 70-hectare (170-acre) site on the city’s Asian side. 

Istanbul International Financial Center

Istanbul International Financial Center

5. HOK and NACO Win Expansion Contract for Riyadh Airport in Saudi Arabia – Thirty years after designing King Khalid International Airport, HOK returns to lead the design for the expansion of Terminals 3 and 4.

6. Ingenium Structural Engineering Team Joins HOK in Houston – All employees of Houston-based structural engineering firm Ingenium, Inc., joined HOK, bolstering HOK’s existing structural engineering practice.

7. Five HOK Projects Featured in Sustainable Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
Healthcare Architecture Book – HOK’s Oregon State Hospital; Wishard Eskenazi Hospital and Health Campus; St. Barts & The Royal London Hospitals; Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement; and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital are featured in the newly released second edition of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture.

8. HOK Team to Design Midfield Concourse at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok – Airports of Thailand (AOT) commissioned a team that includes HOK as lead designer for the new airport concourse in Bangkok.

Midfield Concourse at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Midfield Concourse at Suvarnabhumi Airport

9. University of Maryland, Baltimore, Breaks Ground on HOK-Designed Health Sciences Facility III – The University of Maryland, Baltimore, broke ground on its largest building ever—a $205.4 million, 10-story, 428,970-square-foot biomedical research facility.

Health Sciences Facility III

Health Sciences Facility III

10. Raymond Clark Joins HOK’s Chicago Practice as Managing Principal – Raymond Clark, AIA, LEED AP, joined HOK’s leadership team in Chicago as senior vice president and managing principal.

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