Life at HOK

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. Life at HOK is a group blog authored by the firm’s creative people across the world. Visit hoklife.com.
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Posted on July 17, 2013 By Life at HOK
Thanks to Paul Woolford, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, design director in HOK’s San Francisco office, for this post describing the design of the new National Oceanic at Atmospheric Administration Pacific Regional Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Scheduled to open in December, this will be one of the...
Posted on June 20, 2013 By Life at HOK
  HOK designers in New York, St. Louis and Atlanta are using virtual meetings with their University at Buffalo (UB) client team to improve the design process for UB’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.   The seven-story medical school...
Posted on June 12, 2013 By Life at HOK
Way back in 2011, I wrote about a volunteer effort that involved some of us at HOK SF: documenting BART stations around the Bay Area to create “talking” tactile maps for the blind.   Conducted under the guidance of Lighthouse for the Blind, this effort was a great learning experience in terms...
Posted on June 06, 2013 By Life at HOK
“We’re just not using our space effectively” is one way clients typically sum up their pain points when we first sit down to talk with them. “Well, walk us through your typical work day” will often be one of the first follow-up responses a workplace strategist will ask to begin to discover what’s...