Design is the art and science of defining and creating optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments for people. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment.
Human need is the foundation of our creative process. Everything we do responds to the needs and aspirations of our clients and our communities. We give form and meaning to rooms, buildings, landscapes and cities. At every scale, we understand the flow of human activity that energizes the spaces we design. We balance internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture.
Global practice compels us to be responsible stewards for the environment. As we shape buildings and landscapes, we preserve natural resources and celebrate sustainable values. We measure our work by its contributions to the well-being of the users and the place.
In science and art, success results from knowledge and intuition. Though research and analysis are essential, sparks of imagination ignite new discoveries. HOK’s approach emphasizes this integrated design process. Our geographic and cultural diversity expands our knowledge, which our talented individuals transform into innovative design solutions that create real value.
We create this value for clients, users, communities and ourselves. From a robust exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that solve profound functional and technical challenges while creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people.
This is what motivates and unites us.