CA N A DA MIXED USED + RESIDENTIAL
HOKâ€™s residential projects are designed to address the critical issues of urban lifestyle and designâ€“comfortable fit with neighboring buildings, definition of the street edge, mixed-use amenities and landscaping, and public spaces that encourage activity. A compelling architectural image, convenient parking, social and recreational spaces, and shops and cafes complement todayâ€™s residential developments. Units with views and natural light, flexible and liveable layouts, and sustainable design features all give developers a clear edge in the marketplace. HOK has the experience to balance the demand for amenities with attractive return on investment, ensuring success at all levels.
CREATE FIRM PROFILE 61 years of design excellence
Firm Profile In Canada since 1997, HOK has over 180 people in its Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver offices. Architects, interior designers, workplace strategists, landscape architects, planners, graphic designers, and space programmers work in collaboration. This ensures a consistent vision throughout a project, from its overall design concept to the smallest, carefully considered details. HOK combines global reach with local expertise. We have offices around the world, which means that projects everywhere benefit from a team of experts with both international perspective and intimate knowledge of regional clients and market intelligence. HOKâ€™s Canadian teams offer experience in almost every sector: healthcare, corporate, retail, hospitality, science and technology, residential, education, government, justice and institutional. Every project is an opportunity to champion environmental responsibility. We have pioneered sustainable design for more than 15 years with books, research, and a commitment to the environment that is integrated into all our design and service businesses. Our creative problem-solving and client-based services result in loyal clients and successfully completed projects.
H O K O V E RV I E W
HOK OVERVIEW (CONTINUED)
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 61 years of design and innovation. Through a network of 24 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design for five consecutive years and recently named HOK the #1 most-admired firm for leadership in technology innovation.
DESIGN PHILOSOPH Y A ND A PPROACH
We create this value for clients, users,
HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design
communities and ourselves. From a robust
ideas and solutions through the creative
exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that
blending of human need, environmental
solve profound functional and technical
stewardship, value creation, science and art.
challenges while creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people.
Design is the art and science of defining and creating optimal, sustainable and
This is what motivates and unites us.
beautiful environments for people. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative
COMPREHENSIVE PL ANNING, DESIGN
process that encourages multidisciplinary
AND DELIVERY SERVICES
professional teams to research alternatives,
We bring innovative solutions by approaching
share knowledge and imagine new ways to
projects from many different angles. HOK
solve the challenges of our built environment.
professionals provide integrated or individual services including:
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.
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering On-Site Services
HOK’s global practice compels us to be
Planning + Urban Design
responsible stewards for the environment.
Renovation + Restoration
As we shape buildings and landscapes, we
Strategic Account Management
preserve natural resources and celebrate
sustainable values. We measure our work
Sustainable Design + Consulting
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.
M A R K E T- B A S E D E X P E R T I S E
GLOBAL OFFICE NET WORK
HOK’s experts in strategic practice areas
HOK’s office network spans three continents.
create design solutions that bring great value
Our local design teams collaborate with
to our clients.
our global thought leaders to bring special
Aviation + Transportation
expertise to every project.
Civic + Cultural Commercial
Science + Technology
Sports + Recreation + Entertainment
San Francisco Seattle
INDUSTRY R ANKINGS
Top 500 Design Firms
• #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm CANADA Engineering News-Record
Top 100 Green Design Firms
• #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm
Architectural Record Top 300 Architectural Firms
• #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm
Building Design + Construction
Giants 300 Report
• #1 Top Airport Terminal Sector Firm
• #1 Top Federal Government Sector Firm
• #2 Architecture/Engineering Firm • #2 Top BIM Architecture Firm
• #2 Top Office Sector Firm
• #2 Top Science and Technology Sector Firm INDIA Interior Design Top 100 Giants
• #2 DesignIntelligience
HOK also maintains a network of alliance
• #1 Most Admired Firm for Leadership in
HOK + Hospitality
HOK believes that hospitality design is about 'placemaking' - creating environments that immerse the guest in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a locale, and inspires conversation about the traces of thought, imagination and investment that guides the design.
Our commitment to sustainability Building on two decades of experience in sustainability, HOK creates value for our clients through innovative and environmentally responsible design. HOK's hospitality design practice in particular, focuses on developing hospitality specific strategies, tools and best practices for the seamless integration of sustainability within all hospitality projects, irrespective of the client's intent for LEED ÂŽ Certification.
Ways You Will Benefit With HOK on Your Project
Strategic Problem Solving: HOK understands strategic and facilities planning, corporate finance and capital investment, organizational structure, decision-making methods and information analysis. Whether you are relocating, renovating, building anew, rebranding, amalgamating or diversifying, HOK can help you succeed in today’s competitive economy. Breadth and Depth of Knowledge: HOK works in more than a dozen market sectors. With knowledge and research shared across the firm’s 24 offices, the cross-fertilization of ideas sparks innovative solutions that will benefit your organization. HOK has designed and delivered P3 projects in North America and Europe in both compliance and consortia participation. Team Leadership: HOK has successfully managed large multi-disciplinary teams of consultants working on demanding complex projects around the world. Best practices, tools and protocols are in place to guide your project to success. With HOK you can trust that your project will proceed smoothly and seamlessly. Design Creativity: HOK has gained international awards for its creative design solutions. Whether you need a landmark building to attract donors, cutting-edge office environment to draw workers, or a refreshed retail brand to stay competitive, HOK can meet your needs. Green Expertise: HOK’s Sustainable Design Group can help develop new green operations plans, green new or existing buildings, even design entire green communities. Our sustainably focused services brings new life to existing buildings and optimize the impact of occupants on achieving energy conservation initiatives.
International Resources: HOK has offices around the world. No matter the location, your project will benefit from our understanding of international standards, business procedures and technological solutions. Multi-disciplinary Teams: HOK has a full range of design professionals including architects, urban planners, programmers, space planners, interior designers, brand specialists, graphic designers and landscape architects. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that the design of your entire project is consistent, from the overall concept to the smallest detail. Consensus Building: HOK’s Problem Seeking® methodology will help you and your stakeholder groups simplify seemingly complex problems and develop solutions that can be successfully implemented. Because our methodology covers qualitative (goals and concepts) and quantitative (facts and needs) information, consensus will be achieved quickly and effectively. Technology: HOK uses Building Information Modeling (BIM), a design and documentation methodology that makes available coordinated, computable information about a building project early in design and develops into a single model that can be shared with engineers, construction teams and facilities managers. Project Management: HOK has refined its system of processes and procedures over many years and projects. Recognizing that every client has a different organizational structure and decisionmaking processes, HOK will tailor the way it works to suit your needs.
CARE S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y Leading the way in sustainable design
services Architecture Consulting Engineering Interior Design Landscape Architecture Lighting Design Planning + Urban Design Product Design Renovation + Restoration Strategic Accounts Sustainable Consulting Visual Communications
200+ green certified projects
Aviation + Transportation Civic + Cultural Commercial Corporate Education Government Healthcare Hospitality Justice Residential Retail + Mixed Use Science + Technology Tall Buildings
LEED-certified airport terminal
Design Intelligence, four consecutive years
Role M o d el fo r S u s t ain a ble + Hig h Pe r fo r m a n c e D e sig n
As one of the worldâ€™s most influential design firms, HOK accepts a responsibility to incorporate measurable, sustainable outcomes into everything we do.
LEED-Gold project in Latin America
LEED-CI certified project in Singapore LEED-NC Platinum project in Saudi Arabia LEED-CI Gold project in the UK LEED Gold airport building in India
Our Commitment to Sustainability
We Wrote the Books
We have been a leader in sustainability since the days when it was known simply as environmentally responsible design. In 1993, we made it official by establishing sustainable design as a core value. We’re proud of what we have helped our clients accomplish and of HOK’s reputation as a worldwide leader in sustainability. But the future demands much more. HOK’s global practice partners with clients to be responsible stewards for the environment. Our collaborative, multidisciplinary design process blends art and science to create optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments that provide value for our clients, satisfy people’s needs, and help sustain the planet. Leadership We deliver sustainable solutions for every building type, region and budget. This has led to numerous sustainable firsts and accolades. Innovation From our alliance with Biomimicry 3.8, to our FIT tool, Process Zero design and net zero projects, we are pushing into new frontiers. Action Our actions are guided by a Sustainable Roadmap and Operations Plan. We have signed on to The 2030 Challenge and the AIA’s 2030 Commitment. Measurement We achieve measurable outcomes. We provide design analysis services, follow a “6 Steps to Energy Optimization” process and use BIM to forecast and monitor performance.
GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy
The New Sustainable Frontier P R I N C I P L E S O F S U S TA I N AB L E D E V E L O P M E N T September 2009
INSPIRE P RO J EC TS I n te g r a t i n g c r e a t i v i t y, s u s t a i n a b i l i t y, a n d d e s i g n excellence
Valued Clients HOK has had the privilege of working with diverse clients in all sectors: Alberta Energy Regulator
Humber River Regional
Alberta Health Services
IBM Canada Limited
City of Calgary
Sun Life Financial
City of Ottawa
TD Bank Financial Group
City of Toronto
City of Vancouver
Marsh & McLennan
Bank of Canada
Cohn & Wolfe
Bank of Montreal
Blakes Cassels &
Memorial University of
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Borden Ladner Gervais
West Park Healthcare
Fraser Health Authority
Pacific Gas & Electric
Canada Post Corporation
Government of Canada
Public Works and
Young & Rubicam
2 2 - 3 7 D AV I E S S T R E E T C O R P O R AT E O F F I C E London, UK
Office 2780 sqm (30,000 sq ft)net lettable Retail 340 sq m (3,700 sq ft )net lettable SERVICES
Architecture Interior Design COMPLETION
B R EE A M ® V ERY GO O D
HOK is Architect and Lead Consultant on the adaptive reuse of 22-37 Davies Street for the Grosvenor Estate and Stow Properties. The brief is to create a new office building in the heart of Mayfair, incorporating ground floor retail, which reflects the spirit of this vibrant area. The building is located within a Conservation Area and is surrounded by Georgian townhouses and imposing Victorian facades. HOK has met the design challenge by creating a building which is both contemporary and traditional, understanding the essence of classical architecture and blending it with the new to give the building its own identity, at the same time ensuring it sits comfortably within its environment. The team was able, within a tight urban site within a Conservation Area, to maximise the floor-to-ceiling heights by utilising a thin 230mm slab with beams. This has effectively allowed for the new building to have an entire additional floor in comparison to the existing building and within other existing constraints. In addition, with the use of a ‘super-core’ has increased the efficiency of the floor plate by a further 5% rendering the typical floor efficiency over 85%.
40 GROSVENOR PL ACE OFFICE DESIGN / ADAPTIVE REUSE London, UK
30,200 sq. m. SERVICES
Architecture Advance Strategies Interior Design COMPLETION
B R EE A M ® V ERY GO O D
40 Grosvenor Place advances the design of socially and environmentally responsible office environments by creating a flexible and adaptable workplace. The building is conceived as a ‘village within a village,’ a distilled version of its Belgravia location. A typical office floor, while large at 3,065 sm, has no workspace more than 8 metres from natural light. The natural light in the building is enhanced by translucent glass mullions, which eliminate solar gain while reflecting light deep into the plan. The building environment is healthy: fresh air is drawn in at roof level, filtered, and introduced into the offices by a displacement ventilation system that provides more air changes with less velocity. The innovative core configuration allows the building to be let horizontally or vertically as several secure and independent tenancies. This adaptable layout provides appropriate flexibility for tenant exit strategies and ensures that the building will remain sustainable in the future, regardless of changes in market demands. 40 Grosvenor Place’s innovative and adaptable design is the direct result of HOK’s research-led facility consultants, architects, technicians and interior designers working as an integrated team to enhance human resources while conserving natural resources.
FISHER ST RESIDENTIAL London, UK
22 apartments SERVICES
Architecture S TAT U S
Current (due for completion 2015) P R O J EC T E L E M E N T S
HOK was appointed to provide routewide design services for the Over-Site Development (OSD), a 7 & 1/2 storeys residential development with 22 numbers of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom private apartments, on top of the 1-storey high Fisher Street shaft. The site is located within the Conservation Area of the London Borough of Camden. There is a 6 to 8 storeys stone facade Grade II Listed Building 8-10 Southampton Row at the west of the site, which is to be retained. Due to this reason, the proposed building has to comply with some strict planning rules set out by the council, for instance, the main massing of the building cannot be higher than the eve line of listed building, but some development may be acceptable, the building has to set back at the top to create a greater distance from the listed building, the faรงade of the shaft head house at the ground floor has to be enhanced and incorporated into the facade design of the upper floors and etc. Due to the constraints of the site it is not possible to provide mix of private and affordable residential with two separate entrances and cores. However, the proposed building does provide the number of bins and storage space for refuse and recycling to meet code for sustainable homes requirements for waste, as well as the required bicycle parking on the ground floor. The entrance of the building is located on Fisher Street which may become an attractive pedestrian link in between Red Lion Square and Southampton Row.
CONCORD ADEX CONDOMINIUM Toronto, Ontario
L O C AT I O N
Toronto, Canada SIZE
775,000 SF SERVICES
HOK provided design services for four high-rise residential towers within the City Place redevelopment in downtown Toronto. The residential towers are the tallest in the redeveloped complex and include loft-style condo suites, luxury suites, retail/daycare facilities and multiple levels of underground parking.
VA I K U N T H MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT Mumbai, India
L O C AT I O N
Mumbai, India SIZE
32 acres SERVICES
The project consists of 14 residential towers with 1,500 units, two commercial office buildings, and one temple complex located over 32 acres. It is divided into a series of blocks, making the project easy to phase and creating a pedestrian scale between the buildings. The residential towers themselves range from 5-27 stories tall and have one to five units per floor.
450 EYE STREET RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT Washington, DC
L O C AT I O N
Washington, DC SIZE
150,000 SF SERVICES
Architecture Master Planning
HOK is currently designing an eleven-story, 150,000 SF building that includes 130 residential condominium units and three sub-levels of parking. The units, with amenities, are sited on a 20,000 SF site in a historic district on Eye Street, across from Massachusetts Avenue. Design aims to incorporate the new building into the historic setting and to renovate and restore the existing building.
C E N T U R Y S H E LT E R MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT Bagalore, India
L O C AT I O N Bangalore, India S IZ E 1,580,000 SF S ERV I C E S Architecture
Located between the cities central business district and the Bangalore International Airport. The Residential program consists of three 21-story residential towers that are connected to a clubhouse, and one 21-story iconic residential tower that is made up of all duplex units, with each unit having double height ceilings in the living area.
W E S T I N D I A Q U AY RESIDENTIAL/ MIXED USE Canary Wharf, London UK SIZE
300 Guest Rooms 154 Luxury Apartments 6 Duplex Penthouses SERVICES
Masterplanning Architectural Design Interior Design S TAT U S
Completed 2004 PROJEC T ELEMENTS
No. 1 West India Quay represents a new building type for London, combining high-rise luxury apartments for sale with a major hotel and serviced apartments. The project is the climax and final phase of the regeneration and redevelopment of West India Quay as a residential and leisure complex. The 32 storey glass and aluminium clad tower is integrated into a red terracotta podium; the tower reflects its Canary Wharf neighbours, while the podium addresses the listed Victorian warehouse buildings that have been converted to residential use. The sweeping curve of the glass tower reinforces the unique water’s edge location of the building. The podium accommodates the restaurants, bars, banquet and public rooms of the hotel, as well as guestrooms. The residential tower has a variety of unit types, including duplex penthouses with exterior gardens, and double-height living areas with balconies in the “prow” of the building.
2012 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence SIZE
120,000 sq ft Residential, Hospital and Office Space SERVICES
Masterplanning Architectural Design Interior Design S TAT U S
Complete P R O J EC T E L E M E N T S
Residential Affordable housing Offices Medical Centre
F I T Z R O V I A A PA R T M E N T S RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE London, UK
HOK worked with Bolsover Street Limited (BSL) – a joint venture between Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation – on this £40 million mixed-use development in Bolsover Street, London. A PPP project in which BSL purchased the site from development partner for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and All Souls College Oxford – the former of which currently occupies the site. The HOK scheme provides a 2,000 sq m medical building boasting a state-ofthe-art out-patients facility that the RNOH occupy. The development, which came with a design brief that called for a scheme that ‘enhanced and responded to the townscape’, also includes 70 high-quality private apartments, 30 affordable apartments and 300 sq m of office space. The scheme lies only 250m from Regent’s Park in one of London’s most sensitive urban environments and in response, HOK has included new street frontages and internal landscaped courtyards and roofs. The redevelopment was undertaken in two phases. The first was completed in April 2010 and includes the medical facility - which also houses a patient assessment centre and ambulatory care facilities - this phase also includes 45 of the 100 apartments. The phasing enables Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to remain operational whilst the new medical facility was being built on the southern half of the site.
1 4TH & W MIXED-USE Washington, DC
250,000 sq. ft. 210 Units
This 250,000 sq. ft. mixed-use, seven story development is located in a historic area of Northwest Washington, DC. Approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of the ground floor will be used for a YMCA facility. Another 10,000 sq. ft. will be devoted to retail. The building also contains residential space,with 210 apartments housed in the six floors above the YMCA.
MSHEIREB DOWNTOWN DOHA â€“ PHASE FOUR Doha, Qatar SIZE
3,00,000 sq. ft. / 280,000 sq. m. 74 acre / 30 hectare site
Msheireb Downtown Doha will transform the architectural center of the capital city, recreating a way of living rooted in Qatari culture. The project has a clearly defined vision to lead innovation in urban living through sustainability and heritage. Phase Four of the development consists of a major public plaza and 12 mixeduse buildings. The proposed building uses include commercial office, residential, retail, hotel and a group of medical office buildings containing clinical and administrative programs. The master plan observes a series of sustainable design objectives to optimize microclimatic effects, enhance thermal comfort, maximize water and energy efficiency, encourage waste management and reduce carbon emissions. The development has a relatively dense inner urban scale, with blocks of interconnected buildings interspersed with a network of squares and courtyards. Landscaped streets run between major blocks, while smaller access lanes and pedestrian routes crisscross more randomly in a way that offers greater protection from the intense sun. Colonnades lining many of the streets and central squares provide pedestrian shading.
FOUR SEASONS NANJING NANJING Jiangsu Province, China SIZE
759,000 sq. ft. / 70,500 sq. m.
The 300-key Four Seasons Nanjing is on a prominent site in the heart of what was once Nanjingâ€™s national government district. The plan creates clear edges for the irregular site, with a private, residentialscale arrival court. A separate residential tower sits on the boulevard to the south in an area zoned for taller structures. The Mingguo structures will be retained and redeveloped as a boutique retail and dining destinations. Reflecting the sophistication of the Four Seasons brand and its guests, the 300-room hotel has an elegant, contextual feel. Dark brickwork and punched openings integrate the spirit of traditional Mingguo design in a modern way. Juxtaposing the sleek, refined curtain wall of the tower with the historic structures reinforces the theme of a contemporary building in an historic context. By incorporating the residential scale of the masonry structures on the arrival side and transitioning to a sleek glazed skin along the avenues, the design creates an appropriate urban-scale response to the surroundings.
330 HUDSON New York, New York, USA
466,000 sq. ft. / 43,290 sq. m.
The restoration and expansion of 330 Hudson Street transforms the 1910 warehouse building into a dynamic office and retail destination with eight new floors of contemporary Class A headquarters office space. A complete restoration of the original eight-story building includes the twostory limestone colonnade, brick facade with punched openings, one-story limestone cornice and portions of the original Beaux-Arts storefronts. All decorative column capitals are restored or replicated. The insertion of a transitional brick envelope merges the base building with the modern glass-and-aluminum curtain wall of the tower's eight-floor addition. Inside, 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the river and city in every direction. The team designed the new limestone lobby as a modern passageway and gallery space. LED media panels installed throughout the lobby stream highimpact digital imagery and graphics, providing a constantly changing arrival experience for tenants and visitors. The U-shaped building wraps around a square courtyard developed as a private outdoor amenity space for tenants. Courtyard-facing precast window panels bring natural light deep into the towerâ€™s large floor plates.
W UNION SQUARE H O S P I TA L I T Y New York, New York, USA
This project focused on the conversion of the landmark Beaux-Arts Guardian Life office building into a 270-key luxury hotel. The hotel features 15 deluxe suites, the Olives restaurant, and the OPM bar.
Architecture, Interior Design
Design includes a double-height lobby lounge area, a grand staircase, a twostory, 2,300 square foot (214 square meter) ballroom which incorporates the former banking hall, and a fitness center. The renovation was completed with the approval of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
WA L D O R F - A S T O R I A N Y H O S P I TA L I T Y New York, New York, USA SIZE
The renovation of this property included the planning and design of 30 luxury suites, the Starlight Roof Conference Suite, associated support areas and Sir Harryâ€™s, the lobby bar.
Additional consultation was provided to Hilton Hotels and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, who provided conceptual studies of revisions to the ground floor and lobby levels to increase retail area and consolidate food and beverage and back of house operations.
BEIJING CENTR AL BUSINESS DISTRICT BLOCK Z8 Beijing, China SIZE
These two slender towers – one an office tower and the other a hotel – are located in the heart of Beijing, on the main east-west axis road leading to the Forbidden City.
951 feet / 290 meters
Reimagining the typical tower arrangement of stacking a hotel above office space, the design team placed the elements side-by-side as independent structures, connected by an atrium.
1.8 million sq. ft. / 167,225 sq. m. 60 stories
A series of vertically organized, small-scaled neighborhood courtyards link the buildings. Conceived as vertical "hutongs," the spaces draw inspiration from the narrow alleys that have contributed to Beijing’s historical fabric. Placed on the site to take advantage of natural daylighting and views, the towers provide extremely flexible floor plates. Structurally, the two towers are codependent, achieving their slenderness through the use of side-loaded cores that support large, open floor plates. The structural design is a hybrid of steel and concrete construction, with the primary side-loaded cores composed of concrete, steel-braced frames around the atria. The 190-meter-tall hotel has flat concrete slab floor plates, while the 290-meter office tower has composite steel floor plates.
CONNECT TEAM Over 180 talented professionals dedicated to design excellence
Our team combines the talent of thoughtful architects, designers, strategists, planners, workplace consultants and responsive professionals whose main objective is to create spaces that answer our clientsâ€™ needs. It is because of our world-class team that HOK is able to forge relationships that lead to multiple projects for repeat clients.
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