I met Abbey on my first day at HOK. She sat across the [low] wall from me and…had just a few months earlier swiped the job I’d been coveting for about a year! Turns out, Abbey was a much better candidate for that particular position and I ended up in a position that was perfect for me. Gold star to HOK! Anyway, you should know that Abbey’s a superstar urban planner for the HOK Planning Group. Not too long ago, she and her hubby abandoned DC for her home state of Texas A fantastic mom to her newborn baby (and also her not-so-newborn kitty), and all around great person, Abbey is a fabulous, funny, brilliant colleague – the DC crew misses her tremendously …
Posts Tagged ‘Texas’
Let’s start with a disclaimer: I’m not your true road warrior, but I do travel fairly regularly for my job. This year, I’ve been on four trips (once to Fort Worth, TX and thrice to Raleigh, NC) – once a month is pretty typical for me.
For the most part, these trips go relatively smoothly. Once in a while, flight delays will get me. For example, I once arrived in Abu Dhabi while my clothes were stuck halfway between DC and the UAE (thank goodness I had packed clean socks, undies, & a t-shirt in my carry on). Another time I got stranded in O’Hare airport due to “bad weather” between …
HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Green Workplace Booksigning Tour made its long awaited stop in the Lone Star State, after multiple stops in St. Louis, NY, WDC and Chicago. HOK along with Hines and Knoll sponsored the one night booksigning event which proved to be a lively yet intimate green evening. The event took place Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in the KNOLL showroom and in the lobby of the recently certified LEED Gold Williams Tower.
Leigh Stringer from Advance Strategies Washington DC, was the special guest to present findings and sign her book, The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and …
4 October 2009 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Megan
I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas”. Having grown up there, I can confirm this is definitely true. The great state is known for its ranches, wide open spaces, large number of big SUVs and pick-up trucks, and (in my opinion) some of the best BBQ and people on the planet. Not that I am biased… I mean, I only love the place. But, now that I am living in Hong Kong for the next couple of months, I would like to coin the phrase “Everything is Taller in Hong Kong”. To say that Hong Kong is …
27 September 2009 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Justin
So I gave my two-week notice three weeks ago. I’m not really sure what that makes me to you, the reader. But I’m not at HOK anymore.
Anyone who would have talked to me on a regular basis or saw the black bags under my eyes from stress would have probably known something about it. I actually kind of regret the way I left as my last day was first supposed to be my birthday (September 15th), then the following day, then the Friday, and then I was gone without any real goodbyes.
I have to admit I’ve probably written this blog post probably three or four times, because I really wasn’t sure how …
This is a story full of laughter, fear, and courage. A story about 3 guys — my brother, my cousin, and myself — on our travels from Brownsville, Texas, to Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, my brother along the way became ill and therefore is absent from this video. Enjoy.
A special thanks to Jamie Andrew for his editing, acting, and not killing me in the process.
***This Video qualified for my Pecha Kucha presentation. Unlike everyone else that has done this exercise, I went beyond the normally 20 seconds/20 slides, and went for the 20 seconds/ 20 locations/ 20 arguments/ 20 bathroom breaks/ 3500 images format.***
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17 February 2009 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Robert
On January 12, the Omni Hotel opened its doors to the City of Fort Worth and the world.
The ribbon-cutting event was presided over by Ed Netzhammer, General Manager, Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Mayor Mike Moncrief of Fort Worth, Bob Rowling, Chairman, TRT Holdings, and former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams.
The hotel showcases 614 hotel rooms and 89 residences in its 33 levels of luxury. In addition it boasts more than 68,000 square feet of “Texas Chic” meeting rooms, ballrooms, spas, restaurants and lounges. This combination of hotel rooms and accomodations allows long-term residents to have hotel accomodations 24 hours a day as the 16 levels of condos tower over the skyline of the “Queen City …
24 December 2008 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Justin
San Antonio, founded in 1837 by the Dutch, or was it the English. I don’t think anyone will ever know. It is renowned for being the home of both the Alamo, and the Riverwalk and unless you are standing right in front of them you would probably miss it.
Its downtown could best be described as a used car lot for the abnormally large parking lots, and other then bringing your relative to see these attractions you could live your whole life without needing to go downtown.
12 November 2008 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Justin
This question has transcended generations, and still has not been solved. Is Canada cool? Not in the literal sense, but in the context of where people want to be. I have to be honest, Yahoo.ca did an article about it, just like every year, and I thought I would offer my own opinion.See I’ve lived in various places, well too many places, 14 places in the last 5 years to be exact. From the Lone Star State, to the T-Dot, and even the armpit of Canada; but I have never really quite put my finger on what makes Canada ‘cool’.
In the Yahoo article, Canada is ranked 2nd strongest in national brand, but 8th in places people want to visit. …