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October 24, 2016

HOK Building News

HOK Architecture News, chronological:

New HOK/CoreNet Global Report Explores Impact of Coworking on Corporate Real Estate

NEW YORK—HOK’s WorkPlace practice, in partnership with the UK Chapter of CoreNet Global, has released a new report that studies the impact of coworking from a corporate real estate (CRE) perspective.

Coworking is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real estate market. The new report, Coworking: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective, examines the drivers of coworking from the demand and supply sides, the industry risks and implications for corporate real estate, as well as information about the owners, coworkers and centers.

The HOK/CoreNet Global Coworking report highlights the ideas that changing business priorities and the need to attract talented people, reduce real estate costs, improve speed to innovation and increase productivity are driving corporations to consider different workplace models, including on- and off-site coworking.

“Although coworking space makes up less than one percent of the world’s office space, it represents an important workforce trend and highlights the strong desire of today’s employees to have workplace choices, community and flexibility,” said Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w, director of WorkPlace at HOK. “Driven by demand factors, including next-generation work styles and the desire for real estate portfolio agility, C-suite executives from human resources, operations, real estate and finance are increasingly interested in how coworking affects their work practices and policies—and how they need to design, manage and operate their workplaces.”

Key findings from the Coworking report also include:
• The coworking concept is evolving to comprise accelerators, incubators and maker spaces. It reaches beyond office settings to include college campuses, retail locations, hotels and libraries.

• The impact of coworking spaces on CRE includes providing new uses for older properties and for underutilized spaces in existing facilities.
• The lowest engagement levels are found in employees who never work remotely. The highest employee engagement levels occur among those who work remotely less than 20% of the time.

• Many coworking centers emerged in a time of high unemployment and low rents. But 54% of the coworkers will leave a specific location in less than a year. The high turnover and tenant instability challenge coworking centers to maintain profitability. They are vulnerable to market conditions and new competitors.

“For corporate occupiers and other real estate professionals, the coworking trend is worth watching, exploring and testing,” said Curtis Knapp, director of consulting for HOK. “It is a way to add flexibility to the portfolio and help match the ebb and flow of supply and demand. It can be one solution to the many challenges posed by the changing nature of both work and worker.”

“Our workplace community is a highly interactive forum where ideas, research and results are developed and shared,” added Philip Cohen, president of CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter. “Our aim is to demonstrate how the workplace can influence major business issues and equip members with the knowledge to bring about change. This report is testament to our ethos and provides members of our UK Chapter with valuable industry knowledge on the latest themes and trends.”

28 Sep 2016

Delos™ and HOK Partner to Accelerate Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment

HOK Architects News

Fisher Street Development, London, UK – building news, 13 Nov 2013
Fisher Street Building
picture from architect
The scheme borders an eight storey, Grade II listed building on Southampton Row. Its striking architecture has been carefully designed in close consultation with Camden Council and English Heritage to ensure the upper levels are set back, leaving space between the new development and the existing listed building. The design creates a unique exterior that offers different views of the building from each angle. Click here to download images.

BBC New Broadcasting House, London, UK
Design: exterior – Sheppard Robson / interior – HOK
New BBC Building
photo © Eric Laignel

BBC New Broadcasting House – 7 Jun 2013
HM The Queen officially opened the building: “the new state-of-the-art, multimedia broadcasting centre in the heart of London. This world-class facility is the iconic new home for the BBC’s network and global services in Television, Radio, News and Online”.

New Istanbul International Financial Center Buildings, Turkey, Asia
Istanbul International Financial Center
image : HOK
Istanbul International Financial Center Buildings – 13 Mar 2013
The Turkish government’s goal for the landmark IIFC project is to establish Istanbul as a global center for finance. The IIFC will house the head offices of the country’s financial market governing bodies, state-owned and private banks, and related businesses. It will include approximately 4.2 million square meters (45 million square feet) of office, residential, retail, conference, hotel and park space. With 13.5 million people, Istanbul has the world’s second-largest population behind only Shanghai.

HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy
Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center Sicily
image : HOK
Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center Sicily – 27 Nov 2012
HOK has been selected as lead architect for the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo, Sicily in Southern Italy. HOK’s team was selected from a field of 14 entrants in an international design competition.
Plans for the 334,000-sqft (31,000-sqm) facility were unveiled today in Palermo, Sicily, in an event attended by Italian political leaders including Prime Minister Mario Monti and Rosario Crocetta, president of the Region of Sicily. Leaders from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), the University of Pittsburgh, the Ri.MED Foundation and HOK also attended the event.

Amtrak Announces Plans to Transform Washington’s Union Station into Iconic Transportation Hub
Washington Union Station Building
Washington Union Station – image courtesy of Amtrak
Washington Union Station Building – Aug 14, 2012
Amtrak recently released a master plan, developed with HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff, to revitalize Washington Union Station. The plan envisions a vibrant intermodal center with increased capacity and renewed commercial activity. It was developed in collaboration with developer Akridge and several regional transportation agencies.

HOK Selected to Design New World-Class Medical School on the University at Buffalo’s Downtown Campus
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
image : HOK
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – May 17, 2012
NEW YORK – After winning a global design ideas competition, HOK has been selected to design the new University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus. Competition finalists included Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Cannon Design, Rafael Vinoly Architects with Foit-Albert Associates, and Grimshaw and Davis Brody Bond.

Fitzrovia Apartments, London, England
Fitzrovia Apartment Building
image from HOK, architects

Fitzrovia Apartments – 15 Mar 2012
The second and final phase of 50 Bolsover Street is being topped out this week. Fitzrovia Apartments has been designed by architects HOK, with John Sisk & Son as the building contractors. The project is a joint venture between Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation. Phase two of the development includes 60 individually designed private and social housing apartments and offices within a retained, Grade II listed historic hall.

Recent Designs by HOK

Porsche Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Porsche Headquarters Atlanta
picture : HOK
Porsche Headquarters USA – 22 Nov 2011
HOK has been selected to design Porsche Cars North America’s new headquarters in Atlanta, following an intense design competition. This innovative development includes a contemporary workplace, a Technical Service and Training Center, and a Customer and Driver Experience Center with an integrated road handling track. The nearly 200,000-square-foot complex will accommodate up to 400 employees under one roof on a high-profile, 26-acre Aerotropolis site near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Lusail Marina Mall, Qatar
Lusail Marina Mall
image : HOK
Lusail Marina Mall – 18 Nov 2011

Net Zero Building, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Architects: HOK / Vanderweil
Los Angeles architecture
image from architects

Net Zero Building : Competition win – 18 May 2011

Gatwick Airport, London, UK : HOK selected as Master Architect – 11 Mar 2011
Gatwick Airport Building

Salvador Dali Museum, Florida, USA
Salvador Dali Museum St. Petersburg
image : Moris Moreno
Salvador Dali Museum – 10 Jan 2011

Bangalore International Airport Building, India
Bangalore Airport Building
image : HOK
Bangalore Airport Building – 21 Sep 2010

Greenway Self-Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Self-Park Chicago
photo : Steve Hall / HOK
Greenway Self-Park – 13 Aug 2010

KAUST Building, Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal
image : JB Picoulet
KAUST Building – 21 Apr 2010

Delhi Airport Building, India
Delhi Airport
image : HOK
Delhi Airport Building – 5 Aug 2010

Herbalife Offices, Los Angeles, USA
Herbalife Offices Los Angeles
picture from architects
Herbalife Offices building

Glueck Center for Jewish Study, Yeshiva University, New York, USA
Glueck Center
photo : Yeshiva University
Glueck Center for Jewish Study

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Moscow, Russia
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Moscow
image : Courtesy of HOK
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Moscow

HOK Studio News
HOK Architects : Practice Information

Major Buildings by HOK Architects

Emirates Stadium, Holloway, north London
Emirates Stadium
Arsenal FC : photo © Hufton and Crow
Emirates Stadium : for Arsenal FC, replacing Highbury Stadium

London Olympic Stadium, UK
HOK Sport – Peter Cook
London Olympic Stadium
stadium image from ODA

HOK Architects : Olympic Stadium building

London O2 arena, east London, UK
HOK Sport
O2 arena London
stadium image from HOK

HOK Sport : O2 arena building

HOK Architects – Buildings

Designs, alphabetical:

Ajman Marina – masterplan, Ajman, UAE
incl. 60-storey towers; Developer: Tanmiyat, Saudi Arabia

Al Ain Community, Abu Dhabi, UAE
HOK International / HOK Sport
Al Ain Community

Ascot racecourse, Berkshire, southeast England

Ashburton Triangle, London, UK
HOK Sport

Ashburton Triangle

Barclays Global Headquarters, London

Barts & Royal Hotel, London, UK
7 storeys high

Bear Stearns HQ, Canary Wharf, London
HOK International
new 12-storey European headquarters building for investment bank Bear Stearns

Boddingtons Brewery Site – Masterplan, Strangeways, Manchester, UK

5 Churchill Place – tower proposal, Canary Wharf, London, UK

Emirates Stadium, London : link at top of page

Gillette Corner Regeneration as hotel, London
Grade II Listed

Great American Building, Queen City Square, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Queen City Square
picture : HOK
Great American Building

40 Grosvenor Place – offices, London

Haileybury School development, nr. Almaty, Kazakhstan

Imperial War Museum – Airspace project, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England
HOK International

Indianapolis Airport Terminal, Indiana, USA
Indianapolis Airport Terminal
photo : Sam Fentress / HOK
Indianapolis Airport Terminal

Indira Gandhi Airport Terminal, Delhi, India

Killbear Provincial Park Visitor Centre, Canada

London O2 arena, UK : link at top of page

London Olympic Stadium, UK : link at top of page

Maze Stadium, Northern Ireland
Maze Stadium Building
stadium image from HOK
Maze Stadium Building

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
HOK Sport+Venue+Event

Wembley Stadium, London, England
HOK Sport+Venue+Event with lead architects Foster & Partners
Wembley Stadium building
picture © webbaviation

Wembley Stadium building

Milton Keynes Stadium, Milton Keynes, England
HOK sport architecture
Milton Keynes Stadium building

Monterrey – Mixed-use tower, Mexico
HOK Mexico
40 storeys

Natural History Museum – Darwin Centre, west London, UK

Olympic Park Masterplan, London, UK
HOK Sport + Allies & Morrison

Palasport speed skating arena, Turin, Italy

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
sports facility image from HOK
HOK Sport : Scottish sports building

Samsung Building, South Korea

Water Gardens, Bahrain

More buildings / design projects by HOK architects online soon

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HOK Architects Practice Information

HOK founded in 1955, formerly known as ‘Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum‘.
Offices in North America, Latin America, Europe & Asia

HOK : Sport/Leisure Architect – Architect of the Year Awards 2006

HOK Architects : Telford College, Edinburgh, Scotland
image from HOK Architects

Masterplan for Aberdeen City Council, Scotland
Aberdeen City Council Masterplan
image from HOK Architects
HOK Architects – Masterplan

HOK Sport

New York Architects

Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for the HOK Architecture page welcome

HOK Architects – page

Website: www.hok.com