Chris Fannin is one of HOK’s renowned globe trotters, beginning his tenure in the London office as a Landscape Architect, rejoining the team as Practice Leader in St. Louis 3 years ago and now making his home in Hong Kong as the Regional Director for the Planning Group in Asia Pacific. Yet despite time zone differences and crazy project schedules, Chris is one of the most accessible people you will meet. Always connected, Chris makes a point to stay in sync with clients, his team and the rest of his HOK partners regardless of geography. You’ve read about their latest built …
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18 November 2011 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Jeannette
29 June 2011 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Jeannette
Last night I had the great fortune to be in my under-rated hometown of St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum (a wonderful gallery with great events) at the Life at the Speed of Rail event. Put on by the Van Alen Institute and a host of several other organizations, the night consisted of a viewing winning entries from the recent competition of the same name and a panel discussion, featuring none other than our very own regional planning expert and corridor creator, Mark Vogl. Along with him was the incredibly impressive Petra Todorovich, director of America 2050, Carol Coletta of CEOs for Cities …
¿Por qué HOK?
Alfredo Landaeta, Vicepresidente del HOK Planning Group, conversa sobre la aproximación metodológica del HOK Planning Group al desarrollo de proyectos y sus ventajas para clientes tanto del sector público como del privado. Basado en experiencias recientes en Latinoamérica, específicamente en Colombia, Alfredo discute como esta metodología ha resultado en soluciones económicamente rentables y altamente personalizadas para proyectos que presentan retos complejos, ya sean técnicos o sociales.
14 October 2010 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Megan
And the winner of the Most Used / Best HOK PR Photo of ALL TIME is…. Chirayu Bhatt!
A little over five years ago, the wonder that is Chirayu Bhatt began his career at HOK. He was a summer intern at the time, between semesters at Georgia Tech. He signed on that fall as co-op and upon graduation became an official, full-time employee in the Planning Group.
His demeanor, sense of humor, expertise, and reliability quickly made Chirayu a go-to resource in the group, the Atlanta office, and eventually… across the firm.
Chirayu has been a key player on many of our teams most high profile projects including… Fort McPherson, Greenline, UNOP, City …
I just met a new awesome woman of HOK: the Planning Group’s fabulous Amy Roots, from HOK’s Toronto office. No, I didn’t meet her because of a project or any official reason. I met her because another awesome woman of HOK (Jeannette Thompson) decided that we should connect. And we did!
Amy’s about the same age that I am (we refer to ourselves as “tweeners” – not quite at the senior executive level, but well into our careers), and has been at HOK for about the same amount of time. We giggled about how being in your early 30s is fantastic because it’s the “whatever” years. Whatever you do …
Another installment in our series about the inspiring women of HOK (not to say that our men aren’t inspiring, too!): Meet Jeannette Thompson, Business Communications Specialist in the HOK Planning Group. While Jeannette calls St. Louis her home, she supports the HOK network throughout the world. You also know her as one of the Life@HOK blogstar team and future American Idol judge! Jeannette is a true superstar and I hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better.
Q: What’s a typical day in the life of Jeannette Thompson?
A typical day involves a morning routine that is anything but typical, …
A while back I posted about the new City Garden here in St Louis. It has continued to be a big hit here in the city and folks still love it! There are wet kids wandering the streets all the time… Recently there has been a call in the media and in the residents to take advantage of the momentum provided by this great addition to the city and to KEEP BUILDING!
We couldn’t agree more!!! And it’s nice that a quick exercise we did here in the Planning group last year is starting to gain some traction with an article in the STL Beacon(UPDATE: another discussion and post has shown up at …
Yesterday as I was getting ready to leave the office, I heard some faint music playing. As I walked toward the rear exit, it got louder and louder…what did I find? None other than my friends in the HOK Planning Group watching videos on YouTube (don’t fret, it was WELL after normal business hours ). I’ve seen the Filipino prisoners dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and YouTube videos of late night dance parties in university libraries, but this one was new. The particular video they were watching was of a flash mob performing a beautifully choreographed performance of “Doe, a Deer” from the Sound of Music.
It got me thinking….is there a fun way to use flash mobs …