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HOK Select Portfolio & Qualifications



#1 A/E firm as ranked by Architectural Record

#1 A/E firm as ranked by ENR

#1 Green Building A/E firm as ranked by ENR

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Our 1,700 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents.

HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.

One of Fast Company’s 2019

Most Innovative Architecture Firms

HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.

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Firm Overview FOUNDED IN

HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.






HOK Overview HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. 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 consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

Design Philosophy and Approach

diversity expands our knowledge, which our

HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design

We create this value for clients, users,

ideas and solutions through the creative

communities and ourselves. From a robust

blending of human need, environmental

exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that

stewardship, value creation, science and art.

solve profound functional and technical

Design is the art and science of defining and creating optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments for people. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment. Human need is the foundation of our creative process. Everything we do responds to the needs and aspirations of our clients and our

talented individuals transform into innovative design solutions that create real value.

challenges while creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people. This is what motivates and unites us.

A Holistic Approach to Design We innovate by approaching projects from different angles. HOK’s professionals bring integrated or individual services including: ▪▪


to rooms, buildings, landscapes and cities.



At every scale, we understand the flow of


Experience Design


Facility Programming


Interior Design


Laboratory Design


Landscape Architecture


Lighting Design



communities. We give form and meaning

human activity that energizes the spaces we design. We balance internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture. HOK’s global practice compels us to be responsible stewards for the environment. As we shape buildings and landscapes, we preserve natural resources and celebrate sustainable values. We measure our work


by its contributions to the well-being of the users and the place.


Planning + Urban Design

In science and art, success results from


Renovation + Restoration

knowledge and intuition. Though research


Space Management


Structural Engineering


Sustainability Consulting

and analysis are essential, sparks of imagination ignite new discoveries. HOK’s approach emphasizes this integrated design process. Our geographic and cultural



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Market-Based Expertise HOK has specialized knowledge and expertise in serving a range of unique building/client types.

▪▪ Aviation + Transportation

▪▪ Recreation + Wellness

▪▪ Civic + Cultural

▪▪ Residential

▪▪ Commercial

▪▪ Retail

▪▪ Education

▪▪ Science + Technology

▪▪ Government

▪▪ Sports + Recreation + Entertainment

▪▪ Health Care

▪▪ Tall Buildings

▪▪ Hospitality

▪▪ WorkPlace

▪▪ Justice



Planning, Design and Delivery Services HOK professionals deliver a range of integrated or individual services including: ▪▪

Advance Strategies


Interior Design


Site Planning




Laboratory Design


Structural Engineering




Landscape Architecture


Urban Design


Construction Services


Lighting Design


Visual Communications


Cost Estimating


On site Workplace Services


Facility Management


Project Management

HOK STREAM™ A FAST COMPANY “MOST INNOVATIVE” SELECTION Developed by HOK’s engineering group, HOK STREAM is a parametric modeling and optimization tool that dramatically accelerates the design process for complex architecture projects like the terminal canopies at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (left). Fast Company magazine cited HOK STREAM in naming HOK to its list of “Most Innovative” architecture firms of 2019.




HOK TRANSPORTATION At HOK, we are passionate about transportation. Our design professionals have dedicated their careers to the planning, programming, design, and construction of transportation facilities all over the world. Rail | APM | Intermodal | Bus | TOD T R A N S P O R TAT I O N E X P E R T I S E


Strategic planning and asset assessment


Land use and master planning


Programmes and project briefs


Development planning and future-proofing


Transportation buildings


Station sizing and capacity analysis


Security planning

HOK has delivered over $35-billion worth of transport projects throughout the world on schedule and within budget. Design and Consulting Services

S TAT I O N D E S I G N ▪▪

Commercially integrated planning


Station planning strategy

• Land use and master planning


Remodel stations to improve commercial

• Programs and project briefs


Delivery of specific works packages

• Development planning and future-proofing


Construction administration

• Strategic planning and asset assessment

performance and passenger experience

• Transportation buildings • Station sizing and capacity analysis • Security planning station design services • Commercially integrated planning • Station planning strategy


Analysis of potential sites and site selection


Analysis of operational requirements and land usage

• Remodel stations to improve commercial performance and passenger experience • Delivery of specific works packages • Analysis of potential sites and site selection • Analysis of operational requirements and land usage • Redevelopment and phased expansion of existing transport facilities • Planning of multimodal transport interchange sites • Planning of ancillary structures and maintenance sites • Planning of associated industrial and business parks


Redevelopment and phased expansion of existing transport facilities


Physical planning of multimodal transport interchange sites


Physical planning of stations


Physical planning of ancillary structures and maintenance sites


Physical planning of associated industrial and business parks




TRANSIT + MULTI-MODAL Transit oriented developments and mixed-use villages are transforming cities and regions, offering active lifestyle choices that center on vibrant, compact, walkable neighborhoods. These sustainable, location-efficient communities are based on the traditional principles of urbanity, they feature alternative transportation options and are designed to incorporate a variety of housing, employment, cultural and recreational uses. HOK’s

Create Public Open Spaces

Use Natural Resources Wisely

Create high-quality parks and public spaces which coheres to local

Promoting increased transit usage helps reduce the number of

and regional destinations through an interconnected open space

auto vehicle trips, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and dependency on


petroleum. Optimize land value with appropriate densities while

Provide Transportation Choices

discouraging large parking lots with impervious surfaces.

planning process generates location-specific solutions for transit

Establish convenient connections to public transit as well as safe

and mixed-use villages based on local context as well as regional

bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Concentrate living, shopping,

economic vitality and market potential.

entertainment and employment opportunities and pedestrian

Expand Housing Opportunities

a customer base for retail, restaurants and entertainment— supplementing the residential customer base typical of evenings and weekends.

Promote Safety And Civic Engagement Establishing a relationship between buildings and streets

Develop of a variety of residential alternatives, including

encourages safety and stability by providing “eyes on the street.”

amenities within walking distance of transit stations.

single-family detached homes, townhouses, condominiums

This also encourages interaction and community identity.


pedestrian-friendly and mixed-use neighborhoods with the many

Develop An Interconnected Street Network

necessities of daily life available within walking distance.

Align streets to establish an urban grid with short block lengths,

Our approach is guided by our established principles of urban design: Concentrate development and mix uses: Promote compact,

Design for the human scale: Design neighborhoods for people and their perceptions to create a sense of community with appropriately scaled streets that acknowledges local traditions.

to provide pedestrian comfort, and frequent intersections, to encourage successful street level retail.

and apartments to provide housing options for a wide range of

Increase Job And Business Opportunities

Encourage Citizen And Community Involvement Public engagement is a fundamental part of successful placemaking and community building efforts. We engage residents,

Placing employment opportunities near transit stations creates

neighbors, civic leaders, politicians, regulators, developers and

better access to jobs for transit-dependent workers, elderly and

local institutions throughout the planning process to determine

disabled. The daytime population created by these jobs provides

strategies and solutions most appropriate for the specific location.




Sustainable Design & Consulting HO K + S U S TA I NA BL E D E SIGN

Building on two decades of hands-on experience in sustainability, HOK is committed to creating value for our clients through innovative, environmentally responsible design. We embrace our unique responsibility as one of the world’s most influential design firms to advance sustainable design awareness, proficiency and innovation for every building type, geographic region and budget level. By developing solutions to enhance aesthetic goals while limiting resource consumption, improving building performance and promoting occupant health and productivity, HOK is leading the way to an increasingly sustainable future.

S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y S E R V I C E S Design Research Integrated Sustainable Design LEED, BREEAM + WELL Consulting Performance Design + Analysis Policy Development + Implementation Post Occupancy + Existing Buildings Services Resilient Design + Planning Sustainability + Wellness Sustainability Planning + Facilitation Sustainable Design + Operations Guidelines Wellness Audits + Assessments

HOK has 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.

“Biophilic design is taken to a new level at Central + Wolfe designed by HOK ... the Silicon Valley campus throws a refreshing curveball into the expanses of boxy architectural parks that occupy the valley.” — WALLPAPER MAGAZINE

Together with our clients, we are creating innovative new solutions for designing, constructing and operating the built environment in ways that allow both human and natural systems to thrive. COMMITMENT

Our commitment to sustainability emanates from every level of the organization – from Chairman and Sustainable Design Principals, to a network of “Champions” in each regional office and practice area. More than 715 HOK employees are LEED credentialed through the USGBC. 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. TA N G I B L E R E S U LT S

HOK has convincingly demonstrated that “green” projects can be delivered without compromising aesthetic goals, building performance or budget constraints. Our built projects include office buildings, laboratories, corporate campuses, courthouses, museums, schools and master-planned communities throughout the world. HOK currently has over 320 LEED, BREEAM, WELL, Green Mark, Green Globe and QSAS projects. INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

HOK’s expertise and leadership have been acknowledged through awards and recognition from leading industry organizations. • Ranked as a Top Role Model for Sustainable and High-Performance Design by DesignIntelligence for seven consecutive years Long before the creation of the LEED green

• #1 Architecture/Engineering firm in ENR’s survey of Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms

building rating system, HOK developed

• #2 in DesignIntelligence 2014 survey of Professional Design Practices admired for Technology

sustainability checklists by phase and topic. These resources served as the foundation for The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, widely recognized as one of the design profession’s seminal textbooks.

Expertise • #1 BIM Architecture Firm as ranked by Building Design + Construction • Eight AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Projects” • USGBC “Organizational Excellence Award” • AIA COTE, CoreNet Global and IIDA “Sustainable Design Leadership Award” • Global Green USA “Designing a Sustainable and Secure World Award” • Sustainable Buildings Industry Council “Best Sustainable Practice Award” • AIA Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design





Select Projects HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment.




ARTIC ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER L O C AT I O N Anaheim, California S I Z E 67,000 sq. ft. 16 acres S E R V I C E S Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Sustainability 4 L E E D - N C P L AT I N U M

“ARTIC will change the way people move around our city and county. ARTIC will be Orange County’s Grand Central Station”. - TOM TAIT, MAYOR, CITY OF ANAHEIM

HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff designed ARTIC as an innovative

Officials challenged the team to create an icon that would

new transit station that serves as a destination in itself. The project

welcome a new age of public transportation. The station was also

brings together transit, dining, retail and entertainment options in

conceived as a catalyst for transforming Anaheim’s core into a

an iconic terminal building.

pedestrian-friendly zone that promotes connectivity. Known as

The transit hub links commuter and regional rail service and intercity bus systems including Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA bus service and Anaheim Resort Transportation. ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail system.

the “Platinum Triangle,” the area around the station includes Angel Stadium, the Honda Center, the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland. The master plan establishes a clear pedestrian pathway flanked by future mixed-use development with ARTIC as the primary destination. The extroverted building has a significant but welcoming presence and will help spur transit-oriented development.




Drawing inspiration from classic

ARTIC achieved LEED-NC Platinum

grand transit halls including Grand

certification. The vault-shaped

Central Terminal in New York, along

structure acts in concert with advanced

with the structural elegance of local

mechanical systems to optimize energy

airship hangars, the team developed

efficiency. Inflated ETFE cushions cast

a 21st-century design concept. The

a soft, translucent light throughout

design achieves its signature parabolic

the great hall, while the additional frit

form by employing a diagrid structural

pattern on the outer layer reduces

system of diamond-shaped steel arches

solar heat gain. Convection currents

infilled with translucent ETFE (ethylene

naturally ventilate the building as heat

tetrafluoroethylene) pillows. At the

rises from the lower south end up to the

north and south ends, freestanding

north side and out through operable

curtain walls bring in daylight and offer

louvers. The radiant heating and cooling

expansive views. The long-span, grid

floor system and optimized HVAC

shell structure creates a grand, light-

system will help reduce ARTIC’s energy

filled atrium space that accommodates

consumption by 50 percent.

open circulation.

LED lights mounted on the diagrid

The team used building information

structure illuminate the ETFE pillows in

modeling (BIM) to develop ARTIC’s

gradations of shifting colors, providing

complex form, geometry and functions.

a striking presence on the night skyline.

BIM helped the team navigate the

As darkness falls, ARTIC becomes lit

building systems and study the

from within and acts as a beacon from

building’s tolerances and environmental

the freeways and local streets.


“Clearly, the HOK design’s sense of grand symbolism is a large part of what appealed to the city of Anaheim and the Orange County Transportation Authority” - LOS ANGELES TIMES




Union Station MASTER PLAN L O C AT I O N Washington, DC S I Z E 3,000,000 sq. ft. S E R V I C E S Master Planning, Programming, Architecture, Cost Modeling, Stakeholder Consensus Building & Project Management

The sinuous, undulating forms of the train shed’s roof evoke the concepts of movement and the three-dimensional movement of trains, light rails, passengers, pedestrians, the automobile and the passage of time. As one of the country’s busiest multimodal

The development positions Union Station

New passenger concourses are seamlessly

transportation hubs, Union Station is

as an integral part of Amtrak’s Northeast

integrated with the existing historic station

operating far beyond capacity, serving

Corridor investment plan. At the heart of

building. Passengers and station visitors

100,000 passenger trips per day on Amtrak

the plan is a new train shed that welcomes

encounter significant retail and passenger

and commuter trains, Metrorail and buses.

passengers to Washington, bringing natural

amenities in light-filled spaces. At the

Amtrak and other stakeholders collaborated

light into the station and symbolically

backbone of the circulation system are two

with HOK to create a master plan that

organizing the connections of all transit

north-south public concourses: the central

envisions the phased construction of an

modes. The train shed provides vertical

concourse on the station’s north-south

iconic, multimodal transportation hub.

connectivity to the commercial development

axis and the west concourse connecting

above and horizontal connectivity between

to Metro and the business district to the

the train station and its neighborhood.

west. These public concourses connect new

The plan preserves the historic Union Station as an architectural treasure while revitalizing commercial activity in the area,

Additional station space is accommodated

tripling passenger capacity, doubling the

on multiple levels below the tracks and

number of trains the station can handle and

platforms. A vegetated roof retains rainwater

greatly improving the passenger experience.

and tempers the interior environment.

passenger spaces with the existing station.







St. George Intermodal & Cultural Center L O C AT I O N Staten Island, New York S I Z E 190,000 gsq. ft. S E R V I C E S Urban Design, Master Planning, Architectural Design

HOK was retained to renovate the St. George terminal to enhance

HOK’s plan to reverse this impression and activate the area for

the commuter experience and to realize its unparalleled potential

additional economic development is a comprehensive planning,

as the physical and symbolic gateway to Staten Island. The existing

urban design, and architectural design approach which started

St. George Ferry Terminal was built to accommodate bus, car, and

by evaluating the functions of the ferry, the nature of the site, and

rail connections to the terminal and process commuters to the

the surrounding land uses. From that contextual base a series of

ferries. Although the central component of the site is the waiting

goals for the renovation were undertaken, including: provide for

area, little attention was given to the aesthetic potential of the site

more light and air; prioritize harbor and Manhattan views; provide

nor to the impact that site would have on the adjacent waterfront

usable exterior spaces; make seamless commuter connections;

development. Since its construction, the neighboring sites have

enhance connections to development sites; and provide retail to

languished and the terminal has developed a reputation as being an

attract tourism. The project broke ground in the Spring of 2000 and

unattractive environment for commuters and tourists.

completed in 2006.




Transbay Transit Center INTERMODAL TERMINAL L O C AT I O N San Francisco, California S I Z E 1 million sq. ft. S E R V I C E S Urban Planning, Programming, Architecture

HOK San Francisco Planning Group, with the HOK Architecture

for the replacement of the downtown Transbay Terminal. For the Transbay Terminal Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) and program

cultural space.

a building program update, retail analysis, alternate massing and guidelines report. The new Transbay Transit Center at 1st and Mission Streets provided a: •

New five-level, three-city block long terminal building.

New elevated bus viaducts leading to the Bay Bridge.

1.3-mile subsurface extension of Caltrain’s commuter rail service.

Temporary and permanent bus terminal and storage facilities, including retail, entertainment, conference, educational and

managers URS Corporation, HOK’s responsibility was to produce building studies, site design and open space planning and a design

Accommodation for the Future California High Speed Rail system.

and Advances Strategies Group, was involved in planning efforts

Rooftop park on top of Transit Center will include open air amphiteater, gardens, trail and open grass areas.

Extensive new streetscape and pedestrian network with new public plazas + atriums, improved alleyways + sidewalk system.




FARLEY MOYNIHAN STATION L O C AT I O N New York, New York S I Z E 1,000,000 sq. ft. S E R V I C E S Architectural Design, Master Planning, Facility Programming

HOK was a part of the development team that won a competition to

dynamic intermodal gateway, while preserving the beautiful façade

create a new intermodal transportation facility for the City. HOK’s

of the historic Farley Building.

revised master plan was instrumental in the designation of The Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust for the next phase of

The plan includes a new residential building at One Penn West

the work.

across Eight Avenue from Moynihan Station, using some of the air

The Moynihan Station project involves 300,000 sq. ft. of space for

the landmark building will remain unchanged. HOK’s redesign of

the train station, 850,000 sq. ft. for commercial space and up to

the prior scheme reduced construction cost by over $200 million.

one million sq.ft. of air rights from the residential housing across the

In addition, the $818 million project is expected to generate more

street on Eighth Avenue. The Post Office will continue to occupy

than $50 million in annual tax revenue for the State and City when

250,000 sq. ft. in the building.


With additional concourses and vertical circulation elements, the new station will reduce passenger crowding and congestion throughout the Penn Station complex. The project will provide as many as 10,000 temporary jobs and more than 3,300 permanent jobs, and when complete, give visitors and commuters a new and

rights that go with the Farley Building. As a result, the outside of




PHX SkyTrain™ AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER L O C AT I O N Phoenix, Arizona S I Z E 200,000 sq. ft. 3 Automated Train Stations S E R V I C E S Planning, Programming, Architecture 4 LEED -NC GOLD

The PHX SkyTrain™ enhances passenger and employee circulation between airport facilities and provides a connection to the METRO light rail transit system. Stage I connects Terminal 4 to the East Economy parking structure,

HOK worked closely with local public art consultants to enhance

and the 44th Street Station METRO light rail connection. HOK

the passenger experience, incorporate elements reminiscent of

provided design services for three elevated passenger stations.

the local surroundings and educate passengers on sustainability.

The design goals for the stations were two-fold: to create stations

Sustainable elements were incorporated to reduce the amount of

that reflect the context in which they exist, and to make them as

lighting and electricity needed to operate the stations, and reduce

environmentally friendly as possible.

the amount of water needed to sustain the landscape. The project has LEED® Gold Certification.







DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT LO C AT I O N Dallas, Texas S I Z E 21 stations S E R V I C ES Architecture, Master Planning, Site Selection, Urban Design

As part of the project definition process for the 21 station starter

were prepared for zoning application on the site due to the property

system, all station sites were developed to the 20% design level

being owned by the City of Dallas Park Board.

by the Principal Section Design team. HOK prepared preliminary station area planning concepts, site specific station plans and zoning applications as well as participating in the public involvement process for all station sites outside of the Central Business District. Fourteen of these sites were planned around a prototypical station design developed by HOK. Other sites included the development of site specific station designs for which final design were completed by the Principal Section Design team. HOK also prepared joint development studies for DART at stations in prime commercial areas or those with specific site conditions which present joint development opportunities. The following three stations are examples of this planning. The Marsalis / Zoo Station is a site adaptation of the prototypical side platform light rail station and is located directly adjacent to the Dallas Zoo. The station site allows bus and kiss and ride access initially with a future parking garage of 350 spaces planned to be joint developed with the zoo across the street. The landscape plan was developed to meet the City of Dallas landscape point system and includes screening of adjacent buildings and enhancement of the station and street frontage. Planned Development documents

The Hampton Road Station falls on an existing railroad right of way adjacent to an established residential neighborhood in south Dallas. The prototypical station design was again adapted to meet the site and zoning conditions. The site plan provides for four bus bays, 12 kiss and ride spaces and 500 park and ride spaces. Site enhancements included parking lot landscaping, screening and a 12-foot high masonry screen and sound wall along the adjacent residential properties. Specific Use Permit documents were developed for zoning approval on the site due the residential proximity. DART and the City of Dallas also worked together to develop a station on the site of the Dallas Convention Center expansion. The station design was site specific due to the location under the building expansion. DART and the City of Dallas strived to create a sense of place and arrival for both DART and Convention Center patrons. The station is located on City of Dallas property and will share access, utilities and a future overhead pedestrian bridge to connect the two facilities. Art programs for the facilities were also coordinated to respond to a central theme.




HOUSTON METRO LIGHT RAIL LO C AT I O N Houston, Texas S I Z E 7.5 miles S E R V I C ES Architecture Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Streetscape Design, Urban Design

HOK was the principal architectural and urban design firm

project was successfully completed on-time and within budget in

responsible for the Main Street Light Rail project in Houston,

January, 2004, just in time for the opening ceremonies of Super

Texas. This project, begun in 2000, was the first rail transit

Bowl 2004, held in Houston that year.

project developed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). The Main Street line serves as a central transit “spine” connecting the major activity centers in central Houston. The line begins at the University of Houston-Downtown Campus, continuing south along Main Street, through Downtown and Midtown, passes through the Museum District and Hermann Park, extends through the Texas Medical Center, and concludes at a park-and-ride facility south of Reliant Center. HOK’s involvement in the project included:Master Planning for all stations and facilities in the project; Urban design of the entire transit corridor; Streetscape design for special districts; Architectural design of the station prototypes; Supervision of the section designers who site-adapted 16 station prototypes; Full architectural design for four stations. The project was developed on a fast-track schedule, and delivered utilizing a hybrid, design/build approach. After design of the system was competed, HOK remained on the project as part of METRO’s project management team (PMT) to administer construction. The

After the opening of the Main Street line, HOK remained part of METRO’s PMT for “METRO Solutions”, Phase I, the next phase of METRO’s expansion of rail and bus transit facilities in Houston and Harris County, Texas. The Phase I studies primarily included alternatives analysis of 6 future transit corridors in METRO’s service area. They also included the exploration of alternative transit modes such as bus-rapid-transit, Diesel-powered rail, conventional bus and commuter rail. HOK, as part of the PMT developed the design of prototypical stations and facilities for the six corridors in METRO Solutions, Phase I. Also included were special studies for transit-orienteddevelopment, alongside two of the regional, intermodal transit centers, as well as for stations along the University line. These prototypes and studies were successfully completed in April, 2006, in anticipation of METRO Solutions Phases II and III, which will include the design and construction of the proposed facilities.




MILLBRAE SERRA STATION LO C AT I O N Millbrae, California S I Z E 290,100 sf. ft. (commercial office), 13,200 sq. ft. (retail), 3.53 acres, 1 hectare S E R V I C ES Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Strategies, Urban Design and Planning

Millbrae’s CalTrain Station is an iconic project a generation in the making. Locally owned, it’s an investment of hometown heart and private financial commitment. Located on 3.5 acres within the Millbrae Specific Plan (MSASP) Area; this transit-oriented development (TOD) creates a sense of place and identity for Millbrae right at the doorstep of BART, CalTrain, SFO, Highway 101 and El Camino Real. The project acts as a development catalyst create jobs, boost existing retail sales, provide housing and bolster the city’s long-term tax base, all immediately adjacent to the strongest transit network in the region and future CA High Speed rail station. Open spaces promote a variety of environments, access, programming and connections including two highly landscaped courtyards, bicycle parking near BART and shaded, outdoor seating areas for retail along El Camino Real.

Serra Public Plaza The Serra Plaza is a publicly accessible linear plaza located between the residential buildings, providing an important open space connection between El Camino and the proposed development. The Plaza terraces and slopes downward approximately 3’ from El Camino to the residential building lobbies and includes stormwater gardens, seating, lighting and opportunities for public art. Serra Alley Streetscape Serra Alley is located between the residential and commercial buildings and is designed to accommodate circulation between Serra Avenue and California Street. Designed as a publicly accessible ‘living alley’, this urban open space accommodates a variety of uses through seating areas, stormwater gardens, public art opportunity areas, furnishings and lighting.





Atlanta Green Line T.O.D. MASTER PLAN

L O C AT I O N Detroit, Michigan

L O C AT I O N Atlanta, Georgia

S I Z E 26 stations

S I Z E 87 acres

S E R V I C E S Architecture, Graphic Design

S E R V I C E S Master Planning

HOK reintroduces public transit to Detroit’s downtown corridor with the design of new multiple light rail stations. The project includes design for light rail stations at 13 locations

The design solution for the majority of the 26 stop locations will

along a portion of historic Woodward Avenue, stretching through

affect conditions in a 25-foot by 150-foot area. Within the area,

the center of downtown Detroit.

HOK, in association with ConstrucTWO, will design standard

Each of the 13 transit stops will have one stop in each direction – with shelters and related site improvements along a 3.5-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue, in the heart of downtown Detroit.

elements for the stops, including the shelters, landscape and hardscape areas.

The master plan achieved the goal of being mutually beneficial to the city, state, and private sector. Working with the downtown business leader group, Central Atlanta

The plan provides for all the elements visualized for the redeveloped

Progress, HOK completed Phase I of a master plan for the Green

corridor including a intermodal passenger station to serve high-

Line in downtown Atlanta. This plan shapes the future development

speed rail, buses, and taxis. Also included are civic areas, public

of Atlanta to include portions of the Georgia State University

plazas, lively residential and pedestrian environments, commercial/

campus, Underground Atlanta and three MARTA (Metropolitan

office space, casinos, hotels, and mixed-use retail.

Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) stations which include Five Points, GWCC/Dome/CNN Center and Georgia State University.

It is envisioned to be a place that will foster true civic pride for the City of Atlanta.






L O C AT I O N Doha, Qatar

L O C AT I O N London, UK

S I Z E 55,000 sq. m.

S I Z E Public Realm area 2000sq. m.

S E R V I C E S Architectural Design/Production, Interior Design, Design Coordination with other OSD projects

S E R V I C E S Canopy Design, Architecture, Public Realm

Msheireb Station, which is part of Doha’s new metro system, will

Through redesign, HOK has enabled a saving of two years on the

HOK was asked by Ealing Council to develop a scheme for Ealing

The street canopy design is striking flowing element that highlights

be located beneath Phase 4 of the Heart of Doha Redevelopment.

construction programme and £250m in construction costs. Also

Broadway Station that would enhance the design quality of the

the station entrance, embraces the adjacent high rise building and

The station is part of a 30-station project to provide infrastructure

included in the brief is an oversite development consisting of a

Crossrail proposals and bring them in line the aspirations of the

reaches out to the a planned pedestrian street connection from the

for the 2022 World Cup. The station comprises the Red, Green and

mixed-use retail/commercial complex designed to high sustainability


main road. The canopy and the ground plane both continue through

Golden Lines and is located within two giant intersecting cutand-


cover boxes. HOK have been retained to rovide design services through to tender award. The station is being designed for a peak capacity of 186,000 passengers per day.

The existing Crossrail design was assessed, and HOK was tasked to

into the station as continuous elements. The continuous ground plane material under foot and the canopy sailing over head into the

HOK are working alongside Ramboll who are providing

propose an alternate canopy and urban realm design. HOK’s design

multidisciplinary engineering design services for the public plaza

has conceived of a street canopy along with ground plane treatment

and four superblocks with a connected basement.

that improves existing connections to the station and considers the

Allowing the urban realm to penetrate the station in a way that

planed future ones. In doing so adds value by creating one cohesive

enhances the experience of travellers in both directions. This

station forecourt and a quality public space. This added value

perception of the station as more than just a shop front is key in the

translates both the vision of Ealing station as an important west

council’s vision for the borough. The scheme is envisaged to be an

London transport interchange and to the commercial prospects with

identifiable landmark enhancing the status of the Ealing area.

in the area.

station ticketing hall connects the station with the outside.







HOK, as part of the Jacobs Engineering team, has been appointed

HOK was appointed to provide routewide design services for the

by Crossrail to carry out the architectural design service for the

Over-Site Development (OSD), a seven and a half storey residential

six-intermediate-shaft complex located at Fisher Street, Stepney

development with twenty two 1, 2 and 3 bedroom private

Green, Mile End Park, Eleanor Street, Limmo Peninsula, and

apartments, on top of the 1-storey high Fisher Street shaft.

Plumstead in London.

The site is located within the Conservation Area of the London

Crossrail is a development which will establish a new route

Borough of Camden. There is a 6 to 8 storey stone facade Grade II

through London, linking Maidenhead in the west to Shenfield in

Listed Building in 8-10 Southampton Row at the west of the site,

the northeast and Abbey Wood in the south-east, via busy central

which is to be retained. Due to this reason, the proposed building

London. This wholly new public transport service comprises the

has to comply with some strict planning rules set out by the council.

largest infrastructure project in Europe, with a total value of ÂŁ16

For instance, the main massing of the building cannot be higher


than the eve line of listed building, but some development may be

The intermediate shafts provide different functions, including intervention by fire brigade, evacuation for passenger and ventilation for smoke control, along the Central, North-East and South-East tunnels section. Some of the shafts also provide for the passage of TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machine) during construction. The shaft sizes range from 16M diameter to 30M diameter with 1- or 2-storey head-house structures above ground. There is an 11-storey residential over-site development on top of the Fisher Street shaft, located in central London. Other headworks buildings are located within urban parks.

acceptable, the building has to be set back at the top to create a greater distance from the listed building.




The Annex is the first airport terminal building in the U.S. to achieve Silver certification through the USGBC’s LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction.

SEA SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT L O C AT I O N Seattle, Washington S I Z E 32,400 sq. ft. S E R V I C E S Planning and Architectural Design, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Strategies L E E D ® S I LV E R

The building’s skin is a balance of glass and metal that maximizes interior natural light while minimizing glare, heat gain and energy loss.

The elegant form of this two-story Annex to Concourse D at SeattleTacoma International Airport evokes the joy of flight and natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest. Built to relieve passenger congestion,

The design creates an expressed structure

system is constructed from locally sourced

the Annex acts as a conduit between the

and calming, sleek, daylit pavilion for

Douglas fir trees. The exposed trusses

airport’s main passenger terminal and a

travelers and airport staff. The two-story,

enhance the Pacific Northwest aesthetic

hardstand on the tarmac. It includes six

column-free interior space brings a sense

and reduce the structure’s embodied

passenger gates, concession stands and a

of openness and ease through its light

carbon. The rotating pitch form of the roof

children’s play area.

color palette, sustainable finishes and clear

reflects the passenger movement along the

circulation. The open plan contributes to

interior sloped walkway surface.

The Annex is prominently featured along Departures Drive adjacent to the main terminal, and is connected to the existing

clear paths of travel, intuitive wayfinding and free-flow circulation.






An integrated design-build team including the Port of Seattle, HOK and The Walsh

Concourse D via a skybridge at the

The use of local, sustainable materials

Group developed the Annex within a tight

mezzanine level.The building’s simple shape

inside and out creates a timeless,

budget and in just 18 months.

conveys the dynamic nature of air travel.

contemporary building. A unique gluelaminated (glulam) timber-and-steel truss

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GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT LO C AT I O N Bakersfield, California S I Z E 80,000 sq. ft. S E R V I C ES Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Sustainability 4 L E E D - N C P L AT I N U M ( A N T I C I PAT E D )

Founded in 1973, the Golden Empire Transit District (GET) serves

The design takes its inspiration from the surrounding landscape

the close to 500,000 people in the Bakersfield Metropolitan area.

which defines the region. Forms allow the building to maintain a

New Bus Operations, Maintenance and Administration were needed to replace its existing facilities. The project centered around several objectives: a modern facility that would accommodate a fleet of 130 transit buses; increased operational efficiencies for 130 employees and 300 bus operators; achieving LEED Gold or Platinum certification. The design of the new GET central facility will

sense of belonging firmly rooted in place. Referencing the nearby orange groves, the gradual foothills, and the framing mountains that provide a backdrop for the city, the building emerges with a series of peaks from its immediate landscape, creating a protective series of volumes and exterior spaces from the sometimes harsh climate of the area.

serve the district’s existing operational needs as well fulfill of their

LEED Platinum was a high priority for the client, so a variety of

commitment to the community they serve. As the first significant

sustainable strategies have been employed to create a holistic

update to the district’s facilities in over 20 years, the new

system of parts. Combining basic strategies such as building

administration and maintenance building will provide much needed

geometry, highly insulated exterior systems, self-shading textured

expansion space and allow the district to focus on its commitment

rain screen, and natural day-lighting techniques provide low tech

to sustainability in operations and facilities.

solutions to increasing efficiencies, while photo-voltaics coupled with a geothermal HVAC system will bring the building’s power needs within net-zero.




WORKDAY CAMPUS GREENBELT LO C AT I O N Pleasonton, California S I Z E 45 acres, 18 hectares S E R V I C ES Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design

HOK’s planning and landscape architecture was awarded in 2016

The program includes a new multi-modal transit plaza, new joint

this visionary campus and public open space in partnership with

police services station, expanded bicycle parking, new pedestrian

Workday, the City of Pleasanton and the Bay Area Rapid Transit

bridge leading down from the BART station, and over 2-acres of new

(BART) agency. HOK’s services includes 12 acres for landscape

native landscapes welcoming visitors to Workday campus and the

architecture and 45 acres for planning.

City of Pleasanton.

This project is envisioned as a bold new public gateway to the region and city. The Urban Park celebrates the iconic California foothills landscape identity through sculptural landforms, native oak groves and seasonal grasses and wildflower gardens.




4220 DUNCAN TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT LO C AT I O N St. Louis, Missouri S I Z E 1 acre, 170,000 sq. ft. (Phase 1) S E R V I C ES Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning

HOK worked with Wexford Science + Technology to further

meetings and the like. A robust concept for plantings would feature

enhance the CORTEX district on the former Custom Steel site, to

native species that are proven to perform well in an urban setting

provide over 500,000 sq. ft. of commercial lab/office space, 200

with distinct seasonal characteristics. In addition, sustainable

residential units and structured parking to support these uses.

lifestyles are supported with the inclusion of garden plots utilized

Our master plan addressed the site organization to promote a logical phasing diagram, provide a servicing strategy for each building as well as an approach for re-grading of the sloping site. Another important objective is to establish a vibrant mixed - use character. To that end, a series of courtyards function as valuable amenity spaces. Users in the adjacent buildings including residents, office workers and laboratory researchers will make use of these courtyards for relaxation and leisure, impromptu exercise, dining,

by apartment residents, storm water bio-retention, and green roof technologies. A new MetroLink rail stop will reinforce the site as a transit-oriented development.




GREEN LINE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT LO C AT I O N Atlanta, Georgia S I Z E 87 acres, 35 hectares S E R V I C ES Master Planning, Urban Design

The master plan achieved the goal of being mutually beneficial to

The plan provided for all the elements visualized for the redeveloped

the city, state, and private sector.

corridor including a intermodal passenger station to serve high-

Working with the downtown business leader group, Central Atlanta Progress, HOK completed Phase One of a master plan for the Green Line in downtown Atlanta. This plan shapes the future development

speed rail, buses, and taxis. Also included are civic areas, public plazas, lively residential and pedestrian environments, commercial/ office space, casinos, hotels, and mixed-use retail.

of Atlanta to include portions of the Georgia State University

It was envisioned to be a place that will foster true civic pride for the

campus, Underground Atlanta and three MARTA (Metropolitan

City of Atlanta.

Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) stations which include Five Points, GWCC/Dome/CNN Center and Georgia State University.






Los Angeles, California

S I Z E Two Parcels: 4th Place: 4 levels office: 42,000 RSF, 6 levels parking: 180 stalls | Hewitt Street: 17-story mixed-use building, 7 levels creative office: 210,000 GFA, 1 level retail: 9,000 GFS, 10 levels parking: 690 stalls S E R V I C E S Architectural Design, Sustainable Strategies

The project is located on two sites in the LA

space on the ground level at 3rd Street and

to showcase the work of local artists. The

Arts District and includes creative office,

enhances its dynamic pedestrian activity.

building itself is art and celebrates local

affordable live-work housing, street level retail and parking. The design is inspired by the concept of “Color & Optimism” which ties back to the Arts District roots and speaks to future growth through the visually language of joy. The architecture is visually engaging, contextually responsive to the community. An urban “living room” and retail

The design uses sliding forms to create


amenities for the creative office space and

The project will be LEED Gold and

has an exterior stair that that becomes an

incorporate sustainability and green

interactive part of the building. The façade

building concepts. Energy consumption is

and fenestration mimics warehouses of the

reduced compared to the mean baseline and

neighborhood. The building integrates art

impacts to the surrounding environment are

into the fabric of its design with “art walls”





Los Angeles, California

S I Z E 46.78 acres S E R V I C E S Master Planning

HOK was tasked to create an urban district

The UTC Warner Center promotes active,

The site is designed to accommodate a

that relates positively to, and conveniently

healthy lifestyles by providing extensive

future bus route. A one-way Park Loop

connects with, the retail, employment,

pedestrian-scale public open spaces,

Road will reduce traffic congestion and

lodging and housing uses and activities

and bikeways that are available for use

promotes increased safety for pedestrians

that comprise the existing and emergent

by residents, employees, neighbors, and

and cyclists, and all internal development

Warner Center. The team integrated a broad

visitors alike, consistent with the WC2035

roadways are dedicated to local traffic

mix of market-viable job producing space,

Plan and a healthy environment. The plan

only while though traffic is inhibited by low

housing, retail, recreation, education and

also provides Angelenos of all generations

speed limits and one way roads. Each of the

cultural facilities and other amenities in a

and across all economic backgrounds an

blocks will be connected by a continuous

walkable live/work neighborhood with direct

environment in which to work, live, recreate

pedestrian circulation path along an

proximity to multiple existing and planned

and conduct commerce sustainably with

enclosed ‘greenway’ providing easy walkable

mobility modes (pedestrian, bicycle, private

street-level activation that promotes a safe,

access to shops and services for everyday

vehicles, public transit).

accessible, walkable community both within


the project and throughout Warner Center.








Rogers Place & Ice District


L O C AT I O N Edmonton, AB, Canada S I Z E 25 acres Rogers Place - 18,500 seats Community Ice Rink - 1,000 seats 200k S.F. Retail & Restaurant 1M S.F. Office Residential 454 Condos 356-key Hotel S E R V I C E S Master Planning, Architectural and Interior Design 4 L E E D - N C S I LV E R

The memorable design is inspired by the abstract shape of an oil drop, capturing and communicating the team’s brand identity and regional influences. Rogers Place and the Ice District meld

proposed extending the arena’s footprint

Rogers Place and the Ice District year-

an iconic architectural design with a new

over the main thoroughfare—104 Avenue—


development, centered around an outdoor

to connect the two parcels of land identified

event plaza that complements Edmonton’s

for development and complement the

well-established commercial and residential

pedway culture. This elevated, multipurpose


entryway, dubbed the Winter Garden,

One of the primary project challenges was connecting the arena to the Ice District and Edmonton’s downtown, which is known for its bridges, to protect citizens from inclement weather. HOK and planners

is enhanced by street-level commercial development and functions as a bridge and event space in one. The covered extension creates bold connectivity, a physical presence and a distinctive brand identity that reinforces the street grid and activates

The building’s volumes and forms were designed to create a similar energy and visual identity as a performance venue. By bringing bars and clubs into the seating bowl, the designers have created a vibrant, dynamic environment within. This social level features small networking and informal gathering spaces, all designed with the millennial fan in mind.




The fan-oriented arena and adjacent ICE District are expected to invigorate the urban core and catalyze additional downtown development while extending Edmonton’s existing footprint and communicating its civic character.

Arena seating options include

expectations for sporting

3,100 club seats, 900 PCL

events, community events and

loge seats, 500 drink rail seats,

concerts. The venue hosted

300 ozone club seats, 57

numerous sell-outs for the Oilers

Scotiabank executive suites,

and the largest-ever attendance

24 theater boxes, three clubs,

for the Western Hockey League’s

two club lounges and Curve, a

Edmonton Oil Kings. Sports

full-service restaurant. A stage

Management named it one of the

end club is used as both a night

best stadiums of 2016.

club and after event space. The arena features the NHL’s largest high-definition scoreboard, at 46-by-46 feet, as well as more

As Canada’s first LEED Silvercertified NHL arena and the second in North America,

than 1,200 HDTVs.

the facility is designed to use

Since opening in 2016, the

14 percent less energy than

arena has surpassed attendance

conventionally design venues.

37 percent less water and




Kansas City Power & Light Entertainment District L O C AT I O N

Kansas City, MO

S I Z E 3,000,000 sf Retail & Restaurants - 417,000 s.f. Residential Units - 180 Structured Parking Spaces - 2,958 S E R V I C E S Master Planning, Architecture, Urban Design

As a catalyst for the continued revitalization of Kansas City’s urban core, the Kansas City Power & Light District encompasses three million square feet. This innovative “live-work-play” district

art and extensive green space, the design

development in the surrounding area,

integrates office, retail, residential and

is highlighted by a public piazza. These

helping to make downtown Kansas City a

entertainment venues over seven city

elements generate activity at the pedestrian

place where people want to be.

blocks. To provide an authentic Kansas City

level, giving the district a distinct urban

experience, materials and colors are rooted

neighborhood feel. Service retail spaces,

in the historic downtown architecture.

including a grocery store and health club,

The district was developed as part of a public-private partnership with the city of

strengthen the district’s long-term viability.

Kansas City and the Economic Development

multiple entry points, broad sidewalks with

Located adjacent to the Sprint Center, the

architect of record, with Beyer Blinder Belle

narrow streets, open storefronts, public

mixed-use district has spurred additional

of New York providing conceptual design.

Featuring pedestrian-friendly proportions,

Corporation of Kansas City. HOK was




HARTFORD CAPITAL GATEWAY MASTER PLAN LO C AT I O N Hartford, Connecticut S I Z E 100 acres; 40 hectares S E R V I C ES Master Planning

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the

“The I-84 Hartford Project is more than the reconstruction of a

City of Hartford collaborated with WSP USA and HOK to develop

segment of the highway,” said Sandra Fry, senior project manager

the Capital Gateway Concept Plan for areas that will be impacted by

for the City of Hartford, Department of Development Services. “This

the comprehensive Interstate 84 (I-84) Hartford Project.

project will improve access to all aspects of travel to and from the

The I-84 project is an infrastructure initiative to address aging and outdated bridge structures along I-84 between Downtown

city. The impacted area known as the Capital Gateway is envisioned to become a vibrant and thriving destination.”

Hartford and Parkville. This new segment of I-84 will change local

The concept plan develops urban design strategies and identifies

street grids, the locations of rail line and stations serving Amtrak,

preferred infrastructure design elements that are essential for

CTrail Hartford Line, and freight trains, and adjust the alignments of

implementing the City’s transit-oriented development (TOD) vision.

CTfastrak and CTtransit bus routes.

The project team also identified implementation strategies,

As the prime consultant, WSP worked with HOK on a peer review

including financial solutions to support the Cty as it carries this plan

of the I-84 Hartford Project and created a comprehensive program

forward. Once implemented, this area will become a gateway to

(the Concept Plan) that will help the City of Hartford achieve its

Hartford, a district with unique historic and cultural characters, and

development goals on the complex I-84 Hartford Project.

a center for job and population growth.

The City of Hartford is seeking to maximize development potential in its western downtown area by leveraging infrastructure investments made by the I-84 Hartford Project. The challenge has been making sure that the priorities and concerns from multiple stakeholders are properly addressed and organized.


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