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30 Apr 2018
LG Science Park, Seoul, South Korea
Architects: HOK with Gansam Architects
LG Science Park in Seoul
photo © GS Construction

LG Science Park Seoul
One of the world’s largest corporate research campuses is now open for business. At more than 1 million square metres (the equivalent of 152 football pitches), LG Science Park in Seoul’s Magok District unites staff from eight of LG’s Korean businesses in the same location for the first time.

8 Jun 2017
LG Science Park, Seoul, Korea

The world’s largest new corporate research campus is 75 percent complete and on target to officially open in Seoul in 2018.

LG Science Park
picture from architects office
FLG Science Park by HOK

11 May 2017
HOK Names Anthony Fieldman Design Principal in Canada

TORONTO—Anthony Fieldman, AIA, LEED AP, has joined HOK as senior vice president and design principal for the firm’s Canadian practice. Based in Toronto, he will provide design leadership for HOK projects across Canada and throughout the world.

Anthony Fieldman HOK

Fieldman comes to HOK from New York City-based RAFT Architects, where he was president. Prior to founding RAFT, he was a design principal in the New York office of two international design firms.
Over the past 25 years, Fieldman has led or contributed to the design of more than 100 buildings in 19 countries. His projects have won 50 design awards on three continents.

Most recently, the $656 million New York Police Academy in Queens won 2016 AIA New York COTE and SARA awards and was featured on the cover of Interior Design. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Biennale and the National Building Museum, and he captured the top education award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival. Publications including Newsweek, Metropolis, Wallpaper and the Wall Street Journal have featured Fieldman’s projects.

Throughout his career, Anthony’s projects have embodied the type of high-profile, culturally important design we do at HOK,” said HOK Chairman and CEO Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP. “I have long admired the rigor and poetry he brings to his projects. And we’re pleased to reunite Anthony with Cal Smith, our technical principal in Canada. They have worked together with great success in the past and have a track record of seamlessly integrating design excellence with the building sciences.”

“HOK has a reputation for focusing on design and delivering high quality buildings,” added Fieldman. “Those were big draws for me. But in addition to the firm’s international reach and reputation, the idea of Bill, as a designer, being the chairman and CEO, was extremely appealing. I know he will value and support the ideas that are important to our designers and clients. I’m also thrilled to be back in Canada.”

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Fieldman was raised in a bilingual English-French household and spent two years in Italy as a student studying photography and fresco painting. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both architecture and photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and recently published a photography book titled New York Through an Architect’s Lens.

Fieldman, Smith, Duncan Broyd, and Joe Pettipas will collaborate to direct HOK’s projects, client relationships and operations across Canada.

HOK’s Canadian practice includes offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. Current and recent projects include Rogers Place and the ICE District in Edmonton, Alberta; Cisco’s Canadian Headquarters in Toronto; Rogers Communications’ Sharespace Offices in Toronto and Brampton, Ontario; CBRE’s Canadian Headquarters in Toronto; Sun Life Financial’s Corporate Head Office in Toronto; Humber River Hospital in Toronto; Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ontario; Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan in Ottawa, Ontario; and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s New Core Science Building in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

April 29, 2017
Carl Galioto Is Appointed President of HOK

NEW YORK—Carl Galioto, FAIA, managing principal of HOK’s New York and Philadelphia offices and member of the firm’s executive committee, has been appointed to the position of president at HOK.

Galioto also serves on HOK’s board of directors and leads its technical board, which includes HOK buildingSMART, the firm’s virtual design and construction initiative. In this additional role, he will work directly with chairman and CEO Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, and the other members of HOK’s executive committee to lead the global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Carl Galioto, FAIA, HOK President:
Carl Galioto, FAIA, HOK President

“Carl is extremely well-qualified to assume this position,” said Hellmuth. “In addition to overseeing the significant growth of our practice in the Northeastern U.S., he has led HOK’s buildingSMART program to improve how our buildings are conceived, designed, fabricated and built. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with him and the rest of our senior leadership team to serve our clients, employees and communities.”

“I joined HOK in 2009 to be part of a design firm whose core values of sustainable design and focus on human well-being are those that I share,” said Galioto. “Our teams create designs that benefit people’s quality of life: new workplaces, research facilities, airports and transportation terminals, retail centers, hotels, apartments, places of worship, hospitals, museums, civic centers, sports venues and parks—all the building blocks of society. I’m honored to take on this new role and to help direct our firm’s future.”
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Galioto is active in civic and professional efforts in New York. A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, he serves on the boards of the New York Building Congress and the ACE Mentor program.

HOK’s New York-area projects include LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B and master plan, the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Ambulatory Care Center, 147–151 East 86th Street mixed-use building, InterContinental New York Barclay, LG Electronics’ USA Headquarters in New Jersey, White & Case Office at 1221 Avenue of the Americas and GroupM at 3 World Trade Center. Philadelphia-area projects include the Penn State University Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building in University Park, Pennsylvania, and Nasdaq’s office space in Philadelphia.

April 21, 2017

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HOK Projects in Hawaii and Singapore Selected as AIA COTE 2017 Top Ten Winners

The NOAA’s Inouye Regional Center and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital were among the 10 projects honored in the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence

SAN FRANCISCO—The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced its 2017 Top Ten Green Project award winners. Two HOK-designed projects—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital in Singapore—were named winners. This gives HOK a total of 10 AIA COTE awards, making the firm one of the most frequent winners since the program’s inception in 1997.

“We are honored that the jury selected two of our projects for setting the standard in design and sustainability,” said Anica Landreneau, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, HOK’s director of sustainable design. “Sustainable design has been a core value of our firm since the early 1990s. Over the years, our approach to sustainability has become more scientific. Today, we are focusing on the well-being of the people who occupy the space and to the business success of our clients, and are on track to achieve a carbon-neutral design portfolio by 2030.”

Though the two AIA COTE award-winning projects are very different, each relies heavily on passive design strategies to significantly reduce energy consumption and create high-performance buildings.

Located on a national historic landmark site on Oahu’s Ford Island in Hawaii, the NOAA’s Inouye Regional Center features the adaptive reuse of two World War II-era airplane hangars linked by a new steel and glass building. The LEED Gold complex accommodates 800 people in a research and office campus that integrates NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship with Hawaii’s cultural traditions and ecology. Facilities include wet and dry research laboratories, a marine center, a library, administrative offices, conference and meeting areas, a dining hall and informal collaboration spaces. HOK collaborated on the design with Hawaii-based architect Ferraro Choi.

“The historic hangars and local ecology inspired beautifully simple design solutions for how the center uses air, water and light,” says Paul Woolford, design principal for HOK’s San Francisco office. “We looked to the local biological influences of the region—such as the cooling mechanism of the monkey pod tree—as a guide to designing the building systems.”

The AIA COTE jury was impressed by the project’s innovative passive downdraft system providing 100 percent fresh outside air through hybrid natural ventilation and its “excellent daylighting.” They praised how the project “rejuvenated” the site through the creation of new waterfront public spaces.

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is part of Singapore’s first medical campus to combine continuing care from outpatient to post-acute care. Based on passive principles, the design supports resource efficiency, health and well-being. Seventy percent of the facility is naturally ventilated. The Green Mark Platinum building uses 38 percent less energy than a typical Singaporean hospital and 69 percent less than a typical U.S. hospital. As design and medical planning consultant, HOK collaborated with the Singapore Ministry of Health and a team that included CPG Corporation (prime architect and architect of record) and Studio 505 (design collaborator focusing on building envelope development).

“We envisioned the hospital as an oasis in the dense city of Singapore,” says Bill Roger, FAIA, ACHA, regional director of Healthcare based in HOK’s San Francisco studio. “The design incorporates parks, green roofs and vertical plantings throughout the campus and offers each patient an operable window with a view of the greenery. It’s unique for a healthcare facility to offer so much access to greenery and natural ventilation.”
“This project is an extraordinary model for hospitals to behave as healing environments, not seen in the United States,” stated the AIA COTE jury. “The passive strategies demonstrated here are a model for hospitals around the world.”

These are HOK’s ninth and tenth AIA COTE Top Ten project awards. On its website, the AIA notes that the awards, now in their 21st year, changed for 2017. These changes include highlighting issues including “wellness, resilience and economy” to “emphasize the importance of actual performance in addition to design intent.”

Past HOK AIA COTE winners include:

• King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
• San Mateo County Forensics Laboratory and Coroner’s Office, San Mateo, California, USA
• Edificio Malecon Office Tower, Buenos Aires, Argentina
• National Wildlife Federation Headquarters, Reston, Virginia, USA
• Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
• World Resources Institute Headquarters Office, Washington, DC, USA
• Missouri Historical Society Museum Expansion and Renovation, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
• SC Johnson Commercial Products Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

The AIA named HOK a “high-performing firm” in a recent report describing lessons from frequent winners of the AIA COTE Top Ten Award. According to the report, these high-performance firms share traits that go beyond a commitment to sustainable architecture and ecological design. They also are leaders in areas including diversity and staff retention, and all have signed the AIA 2030 Commitment. As part of its commitment to achieve a carbon-neutral design portfolio by 2030, HOK recently announced that its target for 2017 is a 60 percent reduction in energy use intensity across its portfolio.

October 24, 2016
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

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

HOK Sport

New York Architects Offices

Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for the HOK Architecture page welcome

HOK Architects – page

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