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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.

How to create an 'emotionally intelligent' workplace

A 2012 study by Ipsos found that while 91% of supervisors agreed that emotional intelligence is important, 75% of them were not strong in any of the four key areas of emotional intelligence. Image courtesy HOK

Office Building Design | HOK | April 21, 2015
Emotional intelligence is the leading predictor of performance in the workplace and the...
6 factors steering workplace design at financial services firms

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Architects | HOK | February 06, 2015
Grossly underutilized space and a lack of a mobility strategy are among the trends...
HOK | January 06, 2015
Technology is transforming the guest experience and enabling designers to reimagine a new...

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Airports | HOK | December 28, 2014
Taking a cue from the hospitality industry, airport executives are seeking to make their...

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Architects | HOK | November 17, 2014
During the past five years, the worlds of hospitality and corporate real estate have...

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Healing Garden. Rendering: HOK

Architects | HOK | October 13, 2014
I have spent the last several months writing about healthy workplaces. My research lately...

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Airports | HOK | September 09, 2014
As part of our ongoing studies of how building design influences human behavior in today’...

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Architects | HOK | August 16, 2014
New technology and changing pedagogies are influencing how to best teach a generation of...

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Architects | HOK | August 05, 2014
A report from Deloitte highlighted how driverless cars could dramatically alter car...

In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the worlds largest population centers, can inform the design of the built environment.

Airports | HOK | May 19, 2014
In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate...

The William Jefferson Clinton Childrens Center (WJCCC) in Port-au-Prince is designed to replace an orphanage severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. HOKs Thomas Knittel took inspiration from the kapok tree, a native Caribbean species that stores water internally and sheds its leaves in times of drought.

Architects | HOK | January 30, 2014
It’s not enough to copy nature. Today’s designers need a deeper understanding of...

Virtual collaboration tools have come a long way

Building Owner | HOK | October 30, 2013
For a while now companies have been advised that flexibility is a key component to a...
Architects | HOK | October 28, 2013
Our collective desire to live in cities has never been stronger. According to the World...

Sony Ericsson Office in Atlanta (Design by HOK)

Building Owner | HOK | October 14, 2013
Just about every conversation I have related to employee attraction and retention tends...
Architects | HOK | July 26, 2013
When the city was founded in the 19th century, the San Francisco Bay’s edge and marshland...
HOK | July 17, 2013
Hydronic passive cooling and ventilation supported by a seawater well are among the...
Architects | HOK | June 20, 2013
HOK designers in New York, St. Louis and Atlanta are using virtual meetings with their...
Architects | HOK | June 12, 2013
Talking pen technology, combined with tactile maps, allows blind people to more easily...
Office Building Design | HOK | June 06, 2013
As we continue to look for more effective ways to improve the overall workplace...
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